EU Project

Virtual Training Gets Real

Leeds (UK), January 2011 - Computerized training systems are getting an extra dose of reality thanks to an EU-funded research project involving Leeds University as the coordinator. Researchers working on Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning (ImREAL) are hoping to plug the gap between the "real world" and the "virtual world" to create a simulated learning environment that responds to users' behavior and adapts accordingly. » MORE

Innovations for the Water

Innovations for the Water Sector

Essen (GER)/Bucharest (RO), November 2010 - The third European Workshop "Innovations in the Water Sector: Competence Models, eLearning and Social Communities" took place at the end of September, 2010 in Bucharest. WACOM provides a short report for those who were not able to be there. » MORE

Bridging the Gaps

School in the Hospital and Domiciliary Learning

Milan (I), November 2010 - What happens if a child needs to be taken out of school due to long-term illness or an accident? In one complicated case, a young person even needed to live permanently - and receive his schooling - on a boat due to a specifically harsh case of allergies! How can children in such circumstances still be offered access to education? CHECK.point eLearning asked Matteo Uggeri from Milan, who is involved in the development of groundbreaking concepts to provide a centralized system of distance education for children in hospitals or home care in Italy. » MORE


Story-based mLearning in Developing and Threshold Countries

Vienna, November 2010 - Mobile phone technology is the most widespread communication technology worldwide. Today, GSM networks penetrate even most remote areas - and all levels of society. This makes them an ideal tool for the distribution of learning content with the widest possible outreach. » MORE


Serious Games about European Life Experiences

Milan (IT), October 2010 - e-VITA is a European Commission-supported project that uses multimedia to tackle serious issues related to European life experiences in a games-driven approach. Lucia Pannese, from imaginary srl in Italy and coordinator of this project explains the details of e-VITA. » MORE

Language Learning

Wide Minds Pedagogic Evaluation Study Seeks Participants

Tuebingen (GER), October 2010 - This "eLearning for Languages" evaluation study draws on Moodle-based eLearning tools, contents, and activities from ongoing EU projects. It is being carried out by the Applied English Linguistics group at the University of Tuebingen and offers model units to individuals interested in the study. » MORE

Marginalised Learners

EU Project Sparks Interest from New Zealand

Sheffield (UK), October 2010 - ENABLE, the Leonardo project led by Learning Light that aims to bring eLearning to marginalised learners is making such impressive progress that it is attracting interest from outside Europe. » MORE

EU-Project ROLE

The Future of Personalized Learning Environments

Saarbruecken (GER), October 2010 - The next generation of learning solutions will be geared even more towards users, their knowledge levels and requirements, and their individual learning behavior. Dr. Volker Zimmermann of IMC AG explains what this essentially involves. » MORE

Cedefop Study

Skills for a Low-Carbon Economy in Europe

Thessaloniki (GR), September 2010 - Cedefop's forthcoming study "Skills for Green Jobs" looks at the skills needed to develop a low-carbon economy in six Member States (Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK) and suggests priorities for policy makers. » MORE

Virtual Tutors

Intelligent Learning in the Microfinance Sector

Rome (IT), September 2010 - "T2 Teaching Tutoring - Intelligent Agents to customize lifelong learning pathways in the microfinance sector" is supported by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme. It addresses the needs of European microfinance institutions that provide micro-credit to non-bankable micro-enterprises and low-income and marginalized people. This is a summary of Jenny Petrucci's and Paolo Degasperi's report on the project. » MORE