European Commission’s Corner – October 2017


Measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU The current study is part of the actions taken aiming to analyse the links between the operations and effects of higher-education institutions on the capacity to innovate in…

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Does good evidence make good education policy?


Tests, indicators and monitoring systems should not come at the expense of the joy of learning. Perhaps it is time to consider whether the explosion of assessment tests as a basis for quantitative evidence-based policy making and accountability comes at…

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14 EU countries to receive country-specific recommendations on education under the European Semester 2016


The European Semester is the EU's cycle of economic policy coordination. Every year, the Commission undertakes a detailed analysis of EU countries' budgetary, macroeconomic and structural policies and provides them with recommendations for the next 12-18 months. The recommendations focus…

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Policy recommendations for learning analytics


The LACE - Learning Analytics Community Exchange project continues to work on discussing important aspects of learning analytics (LA) and educational data mining (EDM) as well as to promote through a series of publications this field of educational research. In…

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