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Published: Friday, 15 March 2013
Public Part of VISCED's Final Report to the Commission now published

The Final Public Report of the VISCED Project has been published as part of the final reporting carried out by Sero Consulting Ltd. on behalf of the project consortium. This report provides an overview of the main activities and outcomes of the VISCED project and puts the various tasks that have been carried out in the broader context of ICT supported learning. The report highlights many of the achievements of the project team and provides a summary of the main findings and recommendations made as a result of the work carried out by project partners.

Published: Saturday, 9 March 2013
Island School caters to the needs of home-educated children

Little Arthur Independent school in the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, is geared exclusively to the needs of home-educated children, offering a personalized educational service for 11 -16 year olds. Courses cover National Curriculum Maths, Science and English for 11-14 year olds (Key Stage 3) a range of University of Cambridge International GCSE's for 14-16 year olds and the school offers exam centre facilities being an approved University of Cambridge International Exam Centre.

Published: Monday, 25 February 2013
How will school education look in 2030?

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - part of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission - in a study for Directorate General Education and Culture, is calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices, in (a) Lifelong Learning (Submission deadline: 31 March 2013), (b) Higher Education (Submission deadline: 7 April 2013), (c) School Education (Submission deadline: 28 April 2013).

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Published: Saturday, 9 February 2013
Review of BETT show 2013

The annual BETT exhibition in London was held in London from 30 January to 2 February 2013 - both a slight change of time, from earlier in the month, and a significant change of location. It has now moved to from the rather gloomy halls at Olympia to the gleaming new Excel Conference Centre in London's docklands. As always, it was a good barometer of many current developments in ICT in education - both for what was there and what was not there.

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Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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The “European Forum on Learning Futures and Innovation", will be held at the seat of the Committee of Regions in Brussels on the 18th and 19th of March. This event, co-organised by three projects (TELMAP, VISIR and OpenDiscoverySpace) with the support of the European Commission (DG CONNECT and DG EAC) and the Committee of Regions, will be devoted to discussing the role of technologies for learning in view of increasing the scalability and mainstreaming of ICT in European education and training. You can find out more here.

Published: Thursday, 20 December 2012
Website Pamojo Education

Paul Bacsich and Giles Pepler of Sero were present at a "soiree" for experts in e-learning based in and around Oxford, UK. This was hosted by Pamoja Education and organised in conjunction with the Sero VISCED team. This is likely to have been the final VISCED dissemination event in the project's funded period – unless readers of this website know better! All guests got copies of the Handbook (Volume 1) and the brochure. Pamoja Education  is a virtual school based in Oxford. It offers a wide range of online International Baccalaureate courses and has been under way for three years.

Published: Monday, 17 December 2012
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Partners in the VISCED project are happy to announce the availability of summaries of the main project outcome brochure in all partner languages. This summary contains a definition of a virtual school or college along with a description of the prevalence of such schools and colleges in Europe. It then goes on to summarise the main recommendations being made by the partners as a result of their work, many of which are aimed at policy-makers in member states. Finally it provides links and information about the project and where more material can be found. This summary is available in Danish, Estonian, Greek, Finnish, Swedish and Dutch as well as in English.

Published: Thursday, 13 December 2012
Well-attended webinar on project outcomes for VISCED

On 10 December 2012 the VISCED Partnership organised a 60 minute webinar on the main outputs of the VISCED Project. This well-attended webinar attracted 44 participants from 17 different countries, including some representatives of the virtual schools that have been researched as case studies by the VISCED partners. Participants could interact with one another and ask questions to the speakers via the live chat. You can now view the webinar recording and speakers' presentations online.

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