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Published: Sunday, 25 November 2012
Official government report suggests changes in Swedish legislation

A recent report in Sweden may make virtual schooling more available. The basic argument contained in this report is that every child should have an equal right to education. The report suggests that children in community care and children in need of distance education (such as children engaged in elite training) should be able to take part in distance or remote education.

Published: Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Pupils in Telefonplan school in Stockholm

The Telefonplan School in Stockholm has taken a radically new approach to education that involves doing away with classrooms and grades and pioneering a system where students learn in groups at their level, not necessarily by age. The architect behind this school, Rosan Bosch, designed the school so children could work independently in open-spaces while lounging, or go to “the village” to work on group-projects.

Published: Monday, 21 May 2012
Conference in Sweden

Mats Öström from Ross Tensta in Sweden and partner in VISCED took part on May 15/16 in Framtidens lärande, one of the largest conferences in Sweden addressing IT in schools. Mats provided a summary of what for him were the highlights of the conference. During the starting debate of this conference, participants discussed the degree to which we are facing a borderless society. While arguing about the extent to which the school building itself is disappearing, it was generally agreed that society may not yet be ready for the removal of the school building. Recognising the importance of meeting face-to-face, participants also agreed on the importance of the school building for smaller children.

Published: Monday, 30 April 2012
SETT Home page

 Mats Öström, from VISCED partner Ross Tensta Gymnasium in Sweden took part in the SETT Conference on April 25-26. This event targets teachers in Sweden and includes a large number of seminars aimed at helping teachers succeed in the classroom and advising them on how best to use different tools. This event provided a good mix of theory and practice and was accompanied by an exhibition area where you could find several providers of LMS, tools for scheduling, publishing companies and other companies that make tools for education.

Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Front page of Spider website

Spider is a Swedish national search service for digital learning resources. This service, which uses learning resource metadata for searching, connects a number of Swedish Learning Object Repositories and offers a single point for searching digital learning resources. The Spider search forms can easily be added to any web page or LMS using one of the Spider Widgets. By combining the Spider search service with the WILD Curriculum Cloud Service it will soon be possible to dynamically link digital learning resources to the national curriculum and syllabuses using Semantic Web technology. Version 2.0 of the Spider service will be released in May. Find out more.

Published: Thursday, 23 February 2012
Next Generation Learning Conference 2012 in Sweden

Dalarna University in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden is hosting the Next Generation Learning Conference this week. This is a Nordic conference on the implications for learning and education of the digital revolution. The conference is aimed at development and research projects on NGL in both educational and professional settings. One of the presentations given by Ebba Ossiannilsson from Lund University deals with benchmarking, you can find her presentation here. This presentation  was co-authored with Paul Bacsich from Sero, Margareta Hellström from KTH, and Andreas Hedrén from Gotland University and included references to the VISCED project.

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Swedish virtual school for Swedish students in and outside of Sweden

The Swedish virtual school Sofia Distansundervisning (in English: Sofia Distance Learning) offers full-time e-learning to students in grades 6-9 through the virtual learning environment Firstclass. It complies with the compulsory school curriculum and assessment criteria.

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