Last Friday 30 November 2012 ATiT published the November 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter with a variety of articles, events and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere.
This newsletter is created and published in the framework of the VISCED project which is carrying out a systematic review of virtual schools and colleges at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges.
The February 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter by the VISCED project was published today. This edition contains a variety of articles and reports related to virtual schools and colleges in Europe and elsewhere, such as current discussions and research into virtual schooling in Finland and the US. It also includes a call for input to study on key technologies that will support educational change, an announcement about the Next Generation Learning Conference 2012 in Sweden and VISCED's published reports such as reports on good practice and teacher training and much more. This newsletter is available online and subscribing is free.
The VISCED project, for which ATiT is responsible for dissemination, just released the first 2012 edition of Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter, which contains a variety of articles and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere.
Article titles include: Webinar aimed at helping US policy-makers develop policy on K-12 online learning, EurODL paper on Virtual Schooling through the eyes of an at-risk student, Finland's approach to education, Multidisciplinary research project on learning receives million euro funding from Tekes and Technology, Funding Policies and Teacher Education Key Topics Discussed at Global Conference. Read this and more online.
The second edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter was published yesterday as an outcome of the European project VISCED which is carrying out a systematic review of virtual schools and colleges at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges.
The June newsletter contains a variety of articles and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere. It includes a report on ICT take-up in Finnish schools, recommendations about relevant resources and events and information about projects and initiatives related to the concept of Virtual Schools.
VISCED partners met on 27 and 28 April 2011 in the accommodating MENON offices for a two-day meeting to discuss the progress on the main workpackages including the research activities. Partners discussed their research work and the public wiki which will contain all research results. Agreements were made about the classification of schools and colleges. Progress was made in setting up the International Advisory Committee and future project and committee meetings were discussed with a view on dissemination and network opportunities. During this productive meeting, the public launch of the VISCED website was also announced.
ATiT staff recently spent several days in Greece providing support to the HERMES project funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. HERMES is a pilot project providing two way interactivity based on DVB-RCS technology to remote Greek schools, many of them located in areas for which satellite is the only access option possible. This project will contribute to a national roadmap on how schools Internet access can be provided on a nationwide basis.
Mathy Vanbuel and Sally Reynolds contributed to the recently published EuroPACE publication, "European Networking and Learning for the Future. The EuroPACE Approach". This book collects articles from different authors involved in the development of the EuroPACE network and positions EuroPACE in the landscape of international networked e-learning. The articles give an overview of the history of the EuroPACE network and the changes that took place in the field of technology enhanced education and training over the past 20 years. For further information about this book including how to order it, visit the EuroPACE web site.
All roads lead to Berlin on Wednesday 28th November for the annual Online Educa Berlin conference. With a packed agenda including several new elements, OEB07 looks set to break all previous records in terms of quality and participation. Poised to attract more than 2000 participants from 92 countries, its a good opportunity for us in ATiT to get togeher with old friends as well as meeting new people. Looking forward to seeing you there!
eLearning Papers is a digital publication created as part of the elearningeuropa.info portal. The portal is an initiative of the European Commission to promote the use of multimedia technologies and Internet at the service of education and training.
eLearning Papers adds a new dimension to the exchange of information on e-learning in Europe and stimulates research. As such, the articles provide views regarding the current situation and e-learning trends in different communities: schools, universities, companies, civil society and institutions. eLearning Papers provides all those interested with an opportunity to have their texts published throughout Europe. Through these articles, the journal promotes the use of ICT for lifelong learning in Europe.
The scope of the eLearning Papers reflects the four interest areas of elearningeuropa.info: schools, higher education, training and work and learning and society. All e-learning related themes are accepted as topics.
A handbook ‘European Cooperation in Education Through Virtual Mobility’ has been published by EuroPACE ivzw (BE), SPACE (BE), ICWE (DE), TietgenSkolen (DK) and ATiT (BE).
It includes short summaries of innovative projects or activities, with a specific focus on outcomes, challenges and recommendations. This handbook can be downloaded at www.being-mobile.net
Read the full press release.