BIBB Journal

Transversal Key Competences in School-Based VET in Austria

Bonn (GER), October 2019 – EU strategy papers on vocational education and training stress the importance of acquiring key competences in vocational education and training (VET). At the same time, the papers emphasise that there is still a considerable need for action in this area in order to establish these competences in the education system and make them visible.

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ICT in Education

UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

Paris (F), September 2019 - The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures. The theme of the 2019 edition is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching, and learning. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2019.

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STEM Education

Learn STEM Launches Online Surveys for School Teachers

Harleen (NL), March 2019 - Three online surveys have been launched on better school education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Learn STEM invites all school teachers, headmasters, and pupils to share their own opinions and needs. The three online surveys are available now.

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EQUS

To Prevent Spreadsheet Mistakes and Misinterpretations

Sheffield (UK), February 2019 - While the use - and significance - of spreadsheets is growing, mistakes over their construction and interpretation are proving costly to industry on an almost daily basis. According to a recent report from Salesforce, customer relationship management (CRM) specialists, some 88% of spreadsheets contain errors. These are costing organisations billions of dollars due to miscalculations and misinterpretations of data.

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New Program

Startups to Become EdTech Market Leaders

Lake Mary, FL (USA), September 2018 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced a new partnership with New Markets Venture Partners to help startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through this partnership, IMS is extending special membership terms to New Markets Venture Partners' portfolio of early and growth-stage startups as a low barrier entry into the world's largest and most effective member collaborative.

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National Geographic

World's First Open Air Augmented Reality Planetarium

(c) National Geographic

Glen Sutton, Quebec (CA), July 2018  - Au Diable Vert Station Montagne is excited to announce the creation of the world's first open air augmented reality planetarium "ObservEtoiles", which launched in June. Combining the technology of several cutting-edge companies from around the globe, this innovative new activity is sure to be one of the most novel and intriguing additions to Canadian tourism.

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Charity's Mission

ELearning Capsule in Kenya

London (UK), June 2018 - Learn Appeal, an eLearning charity, has announced the pilot of its revolutionary offline eLearning initiative in rural Kenya. The launch of the Learn Appeal Capsule in Nyamira, Kenya last month underscores the charity's mission to build skills and empower disconnected local communities that either do not have access to the internet or lack the required purchasing power – common challenges in Kenya and around the world.  

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Unique Challenges

Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America

Castle Rock, CO (USA), April 2018 - A new FBOL report profiles policies and programs in fifteen states and offers insight into what's working. A quarter of all U.S. primary and secondary students live and are educated in rural areas of the country. Remote districts can face challenges to the delivery and receipt of a world-class education, but new research from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group highlights how digital learning programs are addressing these obstacles.

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Tech Edvocate Award

Training and Education Innovation with NEO LMS

San Francisco, CA, (USA) December 2017 - NEO is an LMS known for its indispensable set of features for schools and universities, including content authoring, competency-based learning, gamification, and automation; all creating an innovative way to teach and learn that boosts student engagement and makes teaching easier.

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How GDPR Relates to Learners

Personal Data Security and Privacy in Education Technologies

Jen PerssonHorsham (UK), November 2017 - Jen Persson is the Director of defenddigitalme, a civil liberties group founded in 2015 to campaign for safe, fair, and transparent children’s data in education. She is an independent member of England’s Department for Education National Pupil Database Steering Group. Jen will share her knowledge in Session DAT 23, 07 December from 14.15 to 15.45. The highlighted question is, "Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018?"

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Inside and Outside of School

The Impact of Social Media Today

Simon Gerts LarsenCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Simon Gerts Larsen is a teacher in Københavns åbne Gymnasium. He will bring his experience into Session ENG 02, 07 December from 12.15 to 13.00, entitled "Inside and Outside of School: The Impact of Social Media Today". The continually evolving and changing world of social media is an intimate part of the lives of most young learners. Should social media education fall on the shoulders of educators?

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Collaborative Learning

"The Future is Jazz"

Martin BregnhøiCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Can uncertainty become a driving force for creativity? How can we use digital media to cultivate and teach curiosity? In Session EMP35, 07 December from 16.30 to 17.30, Martin Bregnhøi from KEA MMD, Denmark, will discuss Pippi Longstocking’s phrase, "I’ve never tried this, so I expect I can do it!" or "Can we teach curiosity"?

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Atlantis Group

To Improve Aid to Tackle a Global Education Crisis

London (UK), November 2017 - An expert group of former education ministers and heads of government, including former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former UK Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, has written an open letter to G20 heads of government calling for international education aid to be enshrined in law to combat a global education crisis.

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Personalized Approach

PowerSchool Showcases Unified Classroom Solution

Folsom, CA (USA), July 2017 - "As technology continues to transform teaching and learning, it’s important that solutions are developed with a student-centric, personalized approach to truly engage a student’s mind," said Hardeep Gulati, PowerSchool CEO. PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education-technology solutions, showcased its Unified Classroom platform at the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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