European AI Alliance

University Paris-Saclay to Advise EU on AI Strategy

Nozha BoujemaaParis (F), July 2018 - An academic from University Paris-Saclay is to play a key role in advising the EU on artificial intelligence (AI). Nozha Boujemaa, director of the Data and AI institute of Université Paris-Saclay (DATAIA), has been nominated to the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG). The group’s objective is to support the implementation of the European strategy on AI.

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IDC Market Spotlight

Digital Transformation in UK Higher Education

London (UK), July 2018 - The very nature of higher education is changing, with students and employers expecting institutions to provide an experience that equips students with the right skills to succeed in today's job market. IDC sees digital technologies as a catalyst for change in higher education, impacting all areas, from teaching through to the underlying business processes.

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New Headquarter in Sao Paulo

Udemy Continues Its Global Expansion in Brazil

Sao Paulo (BR) / San Francisco, CA (USA), June 2018 - Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, has announced the opening of its Brazilian headquarters in Sao Paulo. Udemy has over 24 million students and more than 35,000 instructors globally. Brazil is the company's fastest-growing market in Latin America, with over 250 Portuguese courses added to the platform each month. To celebrate the new office opening, the company hosted a launch event in Sao Paulo with a keynote presentation by Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Udemy.

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Welten Institute

Making eLearning Smarter with Emotion Recognition Software

Heerlen (NL), May 2018 - We have known for a long time that emotions have a strong influence on our actions and on our memory, and therefore also on our learning processes. Negative emotions make learning harder because they can undermine attention, motivation and self-regulation. Positive emotions often have a reinforcing effect. Every teacher knows this, and most take it into account. But in eLearning, which takes place without a teacher, this does not happen.

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Higher Education

UK Universities Respond to the GDPR Challenge

GDPR for higher educationLondon (UK), May 2018 - GDPR is the biggest change in data protection legislation for twenty years, coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite this, analyst firm Gartner showed that around half of those affected by the legislation - whether in the EU or outside - will not be in full compliance when the regulations take effect. Schools, colleges, and universities across the UK have responded to the GDPR challenge by designing their own sector-specific GDPR for Higher Education training course.

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New Study

Inspiring Higher Education for Future Directions

Oslo (NO), April 2018 - On the occasion of the opening of the new offices of the Permanent Secretariat of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Gard Titlestad, the Council’s Secretary General, announced that the study "Online, Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced (OOFAT) Models for Education" is developing very well. ICDE commissioned the Berlin-based FiBS Research Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting to undertake the study after an open call in 2016.

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Collaboration

New French Push for AI Research

Paris (F), April 2018 - École Polytechnique and Google France announce the creation of an International Academic and Research Chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing Chair is part of President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make France a global leader in AI research.

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Participate in the Survey!

Take the State of Video in Education 2017 Survey

New York, NY (USA), April 2017 - Do you want to help shape the future of video in education? Kaltura is running the largest survey on the topic, and the organisers would like your opinion. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes to complete and will provide great insight on how institutions are using video in education for months to come. Plus, you could win a $100 Amazon gift card!

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Educational Technology

IMS Global Learning Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Lake Mary, FL (USA), February 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative that advances edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced the availability of Caliper Analytics®v1.1, a substantial upgrade to the leading interoperability standard for learning data.

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Everyone Needs to Be Aware

Virtual College Helping in Fight against Cyber Crime

Ilkley (UK), February 2018 - Virtually all UK businesses are exposed to cyber security risks according to a recent government survey. Virtual College’s new online course has been created to help organisations mitigate these risks.

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Student Pathways Program

ELS Partners with California Lutheran University

Princeton, NJ (USA), January 2018 - In December 2017, California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) signed a new agreement to develop a graduate pathways program aiming to enhance the University’s international student educational experience and extend its global reach.

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