Supported through Donation

Facilitating Refugees’ Access to Language Training

Munich (GER), September 2017 - Speexx, a global specialist in online corporate language training, is supporting NetHope’s Project Reconnect with a donation of Speexx language courses for refugee users, valued at €30,000. Project Reconnect aims to help refugees in Germany rebuild their lives by facilitating access to education and information resources on the web. 

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Ready to Start

EUROSTARS Fund IMPACHS Project

Copenhagen (DK), July 2017 - IMPACHS, which stands for IMProving Availability and Cost-effectiveness of Mental Healthcare for Schizophrenia through mHealth, is a research project funded by Eureka/Eurostars and the Innovation Fund in Demark. Its task is to design, develop, and provide clinical evidence for the use of smartphone-based intervention technology, with the goal of improviming availability and cost-effectiveness of mental healthcare for outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia. 

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Last Chance

Final Call for Global MOOC Survey

Global MOOC SurveyHeerlen (NL), April 2017 - The first Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs is coming to an end: Several hundred people have already contributed, but all opinions are needed. Therefore, the MOOQ Alliance kindly requests all MOOC learners, designers, and facilitators to complete the Global MOOC Survey today. 

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Bertelsmann Stiftung

Toomas Hendrik Ilves Receives the Reinhard Mohn Prize

Toomas Hendrik IlvesGütersloh (GER), March 2017 - This year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize "Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital." will go to Toomas Hendrik Ilves (63), the former President of Estonia. The Bertelsmann Stiftung has awarded Ilves the prize in honor of his pioneering work on the promotion of digitalization in government, education, and public services. During his ten-year term of office (2006-2016), Ilves made digital transformation in Estonia a presidential responsibility, pursuing his course consistently and prudently. Estonia is now considered an exemplary digital nation. Ilves will be awarded the prize, worth €200,000, at a ceremony in Gütersloh on 29 June 2017.

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Next-Lab Project

The Continuation of the Go-Lab Success Story

Saarbrücken (GER), February 2017 - Within the framework of the Go-Lab project, which started in November 2012 and ended in October 2016, a web portal for online laboratories and learning applications was developed to promote inquiry-based science teaching and learning in schools in fifteen European countries. The project targeted students aged from 10 to 18 and aimed to wake their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects, inspire them to learn, and motivate them to start a scientific career in the future. 

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IRETETH, Greece

Digital Skills for Employability and Social Inclusion

Olivier HeidmannThessaly (GR), November 2016 - Olivier Heidmann is lead developer and designer in serious-games projects, responsible for designing and creating virtual experiment demonstrators at the Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH), Greece. He has a Master’s Degree in Parallel Computing from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France and has taught computer science, mathematics, and management for seven years to students ranging from fourteen years of age to adults. Since 2004, he has participated in more than a dozen EC-funded projects, using ICT and web-based solutions to enhance teaching and learning methodologies and tools. At OEB 2016 he will speak about "Serious Games for Developing Digital Skills for Emplyment" in the session "Digital Skills for Unemployed Youth" on Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 12:00 to 13:15.

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Research Project

InDigiTrain: on Digital Media in Professional Training

Friedrichsdorf (GER), August 2016 - InDigiTrain stands for "integrated digital training", viewed as a motor for making the continuing education and training structures of speech therapists and hygiene professionals more flexible. The collaborative project promoted by the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union’s European Social Fund (ESF) started 01 June 2016. The German company M.I.T is a cooperation partner in the collaborative project, together with the Workers’ Welfare Association (AWO) chapter in Ennepe/Ruhr, and Bildungsinstitut im Gesundheitswesen (BiG - Training Institute for Health Services). The Open University in Hagen is the project coordinator. 

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Call for MOOCs

KIC InnoEnergy Seeks Fresh Ideas in Education

Eindhoven (NL), July 2016 - KIC InnoEnergy, an innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, has launched its call for professional MOOCs. The Europe-wide call is looking for applications from universities, research institutes, or companies that have ideas for educational products or services relating to sustainable energy but need funding and a network of partners to develop and commercialise them.

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European Project

International Research Project DEVELOP for Career Planning

Saarbrücken (GER), June 2016 - Today, careers are influenced strongly by changing labour markets with reduced job security, longer career paths, and growing demand for adaptable workers with nearly unlimited mobility. Additionally, employees who are actively developing their careers usually lack sufficient career guidance and support.

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A Study with a Warning

Children’s Vulnerability to Online Games

Barcelona (E), June 2016 - Children are increasingly spending time online, abandoning the TV to seek out information and fun on the internet. Now that the internet has surpassed television as an advertising medium in Europe, children are even more exposed to online marketing strategies. A EU-funded study performed by the UOC's Open Evidence, along with the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Block de Ideas warns of the vulnerability of children to online games and reveals that the majority of the 25 most popular ones contain advertisements that could have a negative impact on children's behaviour. 

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MASTERS Project

Learning App for the Transfer of Business Knowledge

Friedrichsdorf (GER), April 2016 - Seven training institutes and eLearning providers from four countries are developing mobile learning applications that are designed to communicate business knowledge to students in a new way. The project “Mobile Application for Skills Training in EntRepreneuShip“ (MASTERS) is a two-year project that is co-financed by the EU in the framework of the Erasmus+s funding programme. 

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EIT Digital

€1 Billion Investment to Drive Digital Transformation

Prof Willem JonkerBrussels (BE), April 2016 - Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital, announced the results of the organisation’s €1 billion investment in digital innovation and entrepreneurship at the Driving Europe’s Digital Transformation conference in Brussels. He also announced plans for an additional investment of €1 billion over the coming years. EIT Digital will accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies by investing in four strategic areas: digital cities, digital industry, digital wellbeing and digital infrastructure.

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Alliance for Quality

New Initiative to Make MOOCs Better

Brussels (BE), April 2016 - The European quality alliance MOOQ (Quality of Massive Open Online Courses) has started, with the key aim of improving the quality of massive open online courses (MOOCs). MOOQ supports the formulation and integration of quality approaches and mechanisms into the life cycle of MOOC design, implementation, and delivery, with emphasis on learning content, innovative learning settings, and quality of the learning experience.

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Create eLearning

Align Technology Smile at Online Learning Success

Amsterdam (NL), April 2016 - When Align Technology, a global medical-device company, wanted to continue to develop the clinical knowledge of its various teams throughout Europe, it realized that it needed a blend of classroom-delivered and online-delivered learning materials. This, in turn, led it to look for an up-to-date, 21st-century online-learning-authoring environment connected to a learning- management system (LMS).

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Video Training

Interactive Training Video for Hospitality Industry

Saarbrücken (GER), April 2016 - In Germany, one in ten adults does not know how to read and write properly. For those affected, everyday tasks at work like reading an email, checking an invoice, or taking minutes can turn into a real challenge. With the project “eVideo 2.0”, KES, a network that is part of ARBEIT UND LEBEN Berlin-Brandenburg Association, and the IMC company address this topic and offer help to those affected.

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