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March, 2019 Part 2


March, 2019 Part 2

European Commission's Corner

Close to 70 million Europeans struggle with basic reading and writing, calculation and using digital tools in everyday life. Without these skills they are at higher risk of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. The Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways was adopted by the Council in December 2016. Based on information provided by the Member States, the Commission published in February 2019 a staff working document taking stock of their implementation plans and progress.

#CedefopPhotoAward 2019

An integral part of the European vocational skills week, #CedefopPhotoAward 2019 is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, aiming to promote best practice and excellence in vocational education and training (VET) across the EU and beyond. #CedefopPhotoAward offers the chance to young learners as well as adults in continuing education to share their learning experiences. Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019 23:59 CET. Read more...


Highlights from EDEN Members and Partners

International Conference: Creating Conditions for Deeper Learning in Science 2019
29-30 June 2019, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Pallini, Attica, Greece

The aim of the International Conference ‘Creating Conditions for Deeper Learning in Science’ is to bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers from all around the world to investigate the concepts of Deeper Learning, the conditions under which it could lead students to develop mastery in science and the methods how these achievements can be assessed. For more information visit the Conference website.


The OU at 50 | 50th Anniversary Inaugural Lectures

The Open University, celebrating its 50th birthday throughout 2019, has launched a series of exciting events and activities to mark its landmark birthday. As part of these programmes, OU is pleased to announce the annual series of inaugural professorial lectures for 2019-20. All new professors are given the opportunity to give an inaugural lecture. The series provides an opportunity to celebrate these achievements with each lecture representing a significant milestone in an academic's career. Learn more about the upcoming lectures here.


OOFHEC2019: the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference

The OOFHEC2019 conference "Blended and online education within European university networks" will take place on 16-18 October 2019 in Madrid, Spain and will focus on trends and high impact factors in the global and European higher education. For more information visit the Conference website.


Publications and Events

The Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Universities are moving away from linear concepts of innovation to closer co-creative approaches with external partners, which help them take on a new central role in their innovation ecosystems. This EUA study focuses on the role of universities in these innovation ecosystems by analysing the nature and changing quality of the interactions between universities, companies, governmental agencies and other public organisations in nine different European regions.


EUA presents latest data on university funding

The European University Association (EUA) has launched the latest edition of its Public Funding Observatory, which offers the most up-to-date information on 33 different higher education systems across Europe. The data is presented in a report and an online interactive tool that is updated annually.


Achieving change in HE professional support

"At King’s College London our core mission statement is “to make the world a better place”. A grand aim, indeed, and a grand challenge in these troubled times for the world. But universities have enormous potential to make a positive difference; we are intrinsically in the business of shaping the future, through the graduates we prepare and the ideas we produce." In this article, Professor Edward Byrne argues that professional services resources must be aligned and focused on meeting future strategic needs and describes how he has approached this issue at three world-class higher education institutes.

OEB Global Announces the 2019 Themes and Launches its Call for Proposals

OEB Global, incorporating Learning Technologies Germany, announces its 2019 themes and launches its Call for Proposals for this year’s event, which will take place on 27-29 November at the Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin. You can share your ideas before 30 April, 2019. Learn more about the Proposal here.


New report on Ethics in Learning Analytics

In the light of the rapid development of Learning Analytics on a global basis, ICDE has taken the initiative to produce a set of guidelines for ethically-informed practice that would be valuable to all regions of the world. The aim of the Guidelines is to identify which core principles relating to ethics are core to all, and where there is legitimate differentiation due to separate legal or more broadly cultural environments. Read the report here.


International Report on Future Skills Released

The Delphi Survey on “Future Skills - The future of learning and higher education” has been conducted with 50 international experts in two iterative rounds. The research team led by Prof. Dr. Ulf- Daniel Ehlers from Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University has been researching future skills since 2015 in a multi-part research project, including the now released international Delphi Survey. Read more on the report here.


Launch of the Council of Europe Education Portal for Online Learning

Almost 300 resources, one master class and 10 self-learning courses are available on the new Council of Europe Education Portal for Online Learning launched recently. The aim of the Education Portal is to make available to the education professionals across Europe the practical teaching and training resources developed during the years within the framework of Council of Europe projects.


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