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UAE launches smart learning initiative for schools

Published: Sunday, 15 April 2012

Public schools in the United Arab Emirates are being upgraded to include significant online opportunities. This initiative is described as being part of UAE Vision 2021 which sees the development of education as being essential. The inititaive aims to transform classrooms as well as integrate teachers, students, parents and administrators into a single e-platform and is being  introduced in four stages over five years. A pilot of the project, which will include 18 schools covering students from grade six to grade nine, will be launched in September 2012. Read  more here.


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pilot project, smart learning, UAE

Swedish search service for learning resources

Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2012

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.

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resources, schools, Sweden

European Schoolnet launches community of practice called inGenious

Published: Friday, 23 March 2012

inGenious, a FP7 project coordinated by the European Schoolnet has recently launched its first community of practice. The aim of the Technology Community is to a) share ideas and information about the use of technology in education, b) inspire teachers to explore new ways of teaching with technology and c) raise questions and seek answers about technology and education. Teachers have a chance to share ideas or raise questions in a debate guided by the inGenious experts.

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City of Turku runs project on distance learning

Published: Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Coordination project for distance learning aims to collect and spread good practices on distance learning, to collaborate with different distance learning projects, developers and creators, to form new kinds of networks and create new operation models to support different distance learning needs. The project also carries out research into how different learning materials suit distance learning and to distribute data nationally and, to the extent appropriate, internationally.

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distance learning, Finland, good practice

Call for input to study on key technologies that will support educational change

Published: Monday, 13 February 2012

There is a general awareness that learning pathways and objectives have to change for European societies to adequately address global challenges. Given the increasing role of technologies in shaping social and economic change, there is a need to identify and analyse the key technologies that will support educational change in the near future. In this framework, the MENON Network, on behalf of the European Commission - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), has recently launched the study Mapping and Analysing Prospective Technologies for Learning (MATEL). One of the major aims of this study is to identify and classify the key technologies that will support educational change in five to ten years from the present. You can contribute to the research by participating in the MATEL survey, which is open until February 26.

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future technologies, IPTS, mapping exercise, survey

Multidisciplinary research project on learning receives million euro funding from Tekes

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2012

CICERO Learning Network, University of Helsinki and Tampere University of Technology in Pori have received generous funding from the Learning Solutions programme of Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) to set up the Finnable project. In addition to researchers, this value network project includes several companies, schools and representatives of the public sector. The project also includes extensive international cooperation, especially with Stanford University and schools in Silicon Valley. Professor Hannele Niemi (University of Helsinki) is the Scientific Leader of the project. Finnable is coordinated by CICERO Learning Network  with Director Jari Multisilta as a Principal Investigator in many of the sub-projects.

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ecosystem, Finland, global cooperation, project
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Association of Finnish eLearning Centre and its 14 members have developed a training model emphasizing team work, peer learning and concrete deeds. Teachers introduce ideas from this training into practice and share them with their colleagues. This is a two year project, started in June 2011 and ends in May 2013 and is financed by the National Board of Education.

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011

VISCI is a Finnish research project which concentrates on building digital services and tools for distributed creative work. The project began in 2009 and continues until the end of 2012. The project is multidisciplinary in its nature and combines research competence from several research fields.

digital services, distributed creative work
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