ELLIS

AI - Jena Triangle of DLR, Max Planck Institute, and University

Jena (GER), November 2021 - Artificial intelligence will be of great benefit to people and the environment in the future. The possible applications are manifold. The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, the Institute of Data Science of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the University of Jena will jointly become part of the excellence network "European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems" (ELLIS), in which diverse theoretical and applied aspects of artificial intelligence will be brought together.

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Human Capital of Tomorrow

The Growing Shortage of Digitally Skilled Professionals

Lonneke BrandsUtrecht (NL), November 2021 – Lonneke Brands graduated from the University of Twente as an educationalist. Since then she has worked at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, holding positions as researcher, ICT coach, advisor, and educationalist. For the past two years, she has been working on a Dutch national project entitled "Acceleration Plan Educational Innovation with ICT", which seeks to bridge the gap between education and the workplace, invest in future proof digital skills, and educate the human capital that will be needed tomorrow. At OEB Global, she will speak about "Educating for the Digital Transformation".

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Training with Penguins

Virtual Reality App against MRI-Related Fear

Duisburg/Essen (GER), October 2021 - "You hear the noises, but they don't bother you at all". Since 2019, the "Pengunaut Trainer" has been preparing children for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations through role play. The app was developed under the leadership of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Essen University Hospital (UK Essen). It can already be downloaded free of charge for many smartphones.

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UN Child Rights Convention

eCom Scotland Develops eLearning Materials

Helen RobertsonDunfermline (SCL), June 2021 - Following the news in March that Scotland is to become the first devolved nation in the world to directly incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law, a webinar has explored the legal and service delivery implications for the implementation of this Convention into Scottish law.

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European Commission

The Customs and Tax EU Learning Portal

Brussels (BE), May 2021 - Tax and customs play a vital role in their societies and in the functioning of the EU's single market by ensuring efficient revenue collection, the prosperity of businesses, and the safety and security of the EU internal market, as well as by facilitating trade relations. Customs and tax professionals and their administrations and enterprises must all respond to and anticipate change to remain effective in a constantly evolving social, political, and economic global context. Only through continuous development and strategic investment in skills and competencies of professionals and organisational innovation can they build relevant and sustainable customs and tax practices.

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Key to a Livable Planet

Education International's Manifesto

CCEBrussels (BE), May 2021 - The Education International's Executive Board has adopted the Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All. This instrument outlines the teaching profession's vision for quality climate change education and the policy framework necessary to implement it.

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ETUCE

Education in Europe from Resistance to Recovery

Brussels (BE), April 2021 - On 31 March 2021, The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) held the online conference "Education in Europe from Resistance to Recovery: Public Investment, Privatisation, Reforms, and the Role of Industrial Relations". This was the final event showcasing a yearlong research project coordinated by ETUCE under the title "Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations in Education: the Challenges of Multi-level Governance and of Privatisation in Europe". More than 100 participants attended the event and engaged with a panel of expert speakers from the academic community, civil society organisations, government, and representatives of European institutions.

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Digitalisation

IHP Develops Free eLearning Platform for SMEs

Frankfurt Oder (GER), March 2021 - One third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unable to meet the demand for digital know-how and skills and see the lack of knowledge among employees as a hurdle to digitalization. In particular, the challenge of developing IT security causes great difficulties for SMEs. New forms of industrial espionage, cyber attacks, and blackmail Trojans are forcing companies to protect their IT systems and processes against attacks from the Internet.

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Resetting Education

EU Digital Education Action Plan Announced

Brussels (B), October 2020 - The Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) outlines the European Commission's vision for high-quality, inclusive, and accessible digital education in Europe. It is a call to action for stronger cooperation at the European level to learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being used at a scale never seen before in education and training and to make education and training systems fit for the digital age.

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"Enhance"

Prestigious Grant from the European Commission

Milan (I), July 2020 - "ENHANCE - European Universities of Technology Alliance" - will receive funding from the European Commission to strategically develop its cooperation. The alliance, of which TU Berlin is the speaker, is one of the organisations in the second call of the European University Initiative to be awarded five million euros over the coming three years.

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UNESCO Call

Joint Statement on the Use of OER in the Covid-19 Response

Paris (F), May 2020 - In response to the massive disruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting 1.57 billion learners in 191 countries, UNESCO has issued a Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through Open Educational Resources (OER) worldwide.

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Leap Motion Hand Tracking

Industrial Production Planning and Review in Virtual Reality

Karlsruhe (GER)/ Prague (CZ) / Los Angeles, CA (USA), October 2019 - VRgineers, a leading developer and manufacturer of enterprise-grade VR solutions, and R3DT, a VR software provider for virtual prototyping, have announced a partnership that will enable the two companies to deliver a convenient hardware and software package for industrial engineers who need to plan for and review their production processes. 

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Teaching Language

ELearning in German Prisons

Lustmühle (CH), November 2017 - Language is a vital part of human life. Not only do language skills allow people to get involved with their community, but they are also necessary for engaging with educational programmes and vocational-training schemes. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a large part of the prison population in countries like Germany is comprised of young immigrants and unaccompanied child refugees. Poor language and social skills often leave members of these groups with few prospects within German society.

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