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Launch of ERAI – EUNIS Research and Analysis Initiative

We are happy to announce the launch of ERAI – the EUNIS Research and Analysis Initiative.

The main goal of ERAI is to provide a platform where to find the information a University management needs to understand the uses and trends of IT for the European Higher Education system? Through ERAI, EUNIS will: provide case studies from specific countries, compare studies between two or several countries, share contributions coming from Members, write EUNIS’ articles, publish and promote surveys and analysis of the Task Forces, etc.

  • ERAI will support university IT leaders to develop their business
  • ERAI will support the European Union in understanding differences and similarities of the Higher Education IT issues in the different European countries.
  • ERAI will offer Corporate Members the opportunity to establish a fruitful collaboration with the Universities.
  • Most importantly, ERAI will give EUNIS the possibility to collect and manage content coming from Europe, making it the official “megaphone” of the all members.

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Students in the digital age: 20 Nov, Brussels

DG Education and Culture and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), have the pleasure of inviting you to the launch event “Students in the digital age – current state of play – assessing students’ computer and information literacy skills across 21 countries.

This event will be held on 20 November from 10:00-11:30 at the Conference Centre “Albert Borschette”, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.

The event will also be streamed live from 10:00-11:30 here.

To take part in the event please register here.

If you have any questions or for further information about this event, you are welcome to contact Helen Oberg on +32 2 743 66 81.

New EUNIS Project – ERAI

ERAI – the EUNIS Research and Analysis Initiative – wants to be the answer to a very simple question: where can I find information about the use and trends of IT for the European Higher Education system?

The main goal of ERAI will be to provide a platform where to find this very information and share it. Through ERAI, EUNIS will:

  • provide case studies from specific countries
  • compare studies between two or several countries
  • share contributions coming from Members
  • write EUNIS specific articles
  • publish and promote surveys and analysis of the working group

An internal working group has been created in order to analyse the best possible structure this project can have. Johan Bergström of Umeå University, Sweden, has been asked to lead and coordinate the working group.

Read the full summary

 

Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Y. Epelboin

Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Yves Epelboin

EPFL, Lausanne 10-12 February 2014

eMOOCs 2014is the first European Conference on MOOCs organized by EPFL  (Lausanne,Switzerland), one of the European leaders.

More than 450 people attended. The conference was organized with some keynote lectures and four parallel tracks: policy, experience, research and business.The policy track was on invitation only, for the others there was a call for papers.

Representatives from the main operators were present: Coursera and EdX of course but also MiriadaX (Spain), Futurelearn (UK), FUN (France), Iversity (Germany), Orange (France), Google.

The proceeding of the Research track as well as slides from the four tracks and videos of the main lectures are available on the conference site: http://www.emoocs2014.eu

EUNIS 2013 best papers

At the EUNIS 2013 Congress “ICT Role for Next Generation Universities” there were three awards given, by three different juries, for the most interesting papers/projects:

  1. The EUNIS 2013 Elite Award was won by Samuel Martins, Hugo Ribeiro (University of Porto) and Rui Ribeiro, Nelson Dias (FCCN) for the: “Academic Video in the Portuguese High education Network: the EDUCast@fccn project” done jointly with FCCN Portugal. pdf
  2. The Jens Dørup E-Learning Award won Lígia Ribeiro, Maria Pinto, Pedro Neto, Andrea Vieira from University of Porto for “Learning spaces and students’ entrepreneurship: the strategy for the successful implementation of an e-learning café in campus U. Porto” pdf
  3. The Best Paper was awarded to Anne Sunikka from Aalto University for her presentation “From a Customer-Focused to a Customer-Centric University IT” pdf

Among the nominations to the Best Paper Award there were also:

  • “Designing a Large Scale Cooperative Sync&Share Cloud Storage Platform for the Academic Community in Northrhine-Westfalia” by Raimund Vogl,   Holger Angenent, Rainer Bockholt, Dominik Rudolph, Stefan Stieglitz and Christian Meske
  • “Harnessing the power of Office 365 to provide a social learning environment through a new Student Portal” by Mauli Arora and Adrian Ellison pdf
  • “Transforming the students community into a social network” by Jose Luis Poy and Joan Lasierra pdf
  • “Moodle Cloud” by Maciej Panka pdf
  • “Student management with HISinOne – A status report” by Daniel Biella, Uwe Blotevogel, Sven Radermacher and Malte Ney pdf
  • “Event driven identity management systems” by Tero Hakkarainen and Lauri Viitanen pdf
  • “Opening data in Higher Education Institution – Metropolia’s story” by Jaakko Rannila, Mika Lavikainen and Tuomas Orama pdf
  • “Bootstrapping OAuth for mobile apps using QR codes” by Victoriano Giralt, Manuel Baleriola, Alfredo Muñoz, Ignacio Pérez and Joaquin Canca pdf