Category : Partners

Special offer for EUNIS members!

Benefit from a €140 reduction to the registration rate for the OEB 2017 on 6-8 Dec 2017, Berlin. OEB is the world’s leading conference on technology supported learning and training. Every year, it attracts more than 2,200 educators, learning and development professionals, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and investors from over 100 countries and a wide variety of sectors.

With a focus on this year’s theme “Learning Uncertainty” OEB 2017 is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. It is about how transformative education, training and learning can equip businesses, organisations and individuals with the skills to survive and prosper in our age of acceleration. An overview of the event can be found here.

Please, contact thierry.koscielniak@parisdescartes.fr for more information, if you want to benefit from the fee reduction for the EUNIS members.

CHEITA study tour

EUNIS, in partnership with our international colleagues in CHEITA, is looking to conduct an international study tour to north-eastern USA coinciding with the EDUCAUSE 2017 Conference from 31 October 2017 to 3 November 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Conference is providing the opportunity to visit premier institutions (and potentially vendor campuses) in north eastern states/cities of e.g. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, Boston etc in the days immediately after the conference close.

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Depending upon interest, participants could include CIOs (and their supervisors or immediate reports) from Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the USA and other countries – giving you the opportunity to make connections and broaden your network.  Please note that we are looking to cap numbers at 30 in order to maximise the quality of your interactions.

If you are interested in participating in this study tour please email Johan Bergström (EUNIS representative at CHEITA): johan.bergstrom@umu.se as soon as possible to register your interest.

Collabco survey on digital campus till 16th of June

Collabco survey on digital campus

Collabco were delighted to have been at the EUNIS Annual Congress for the third year running and it was great to meet so many attendees there. We are still running a short survey to gauge your digital campus readiness and we are offering a €50 Amazon voucher for the winner of our prize draw – if you enter your credentials. Complete the survey till Friday 16th June and we will share the results afterwards.

EUNIS signs collaboration agreement with the Vietsch Foundation

The Vietsch Foundation and EUNIS sign Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support advanced technology development for scientific research and higher education

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Valentino Cavalli, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation and Ilkka Siissalo, outgoing President of EUNIS, the European University Information Systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the EUNIS 2017 Congress in Münster. The two organisations see significant potential synergy in their activities, and wish to collaborate on shared goals.  EUNIS will support the Vietsch Foundation in the acquisition of projects flowing from its incoming activity stream. Eligible proposals, with demonstrable beneficial impact for scientific research and higher education will be considered by the Vietsch Foundation for funding. “We expect the collaboration with EUNIS to enhance significantly our relationship with the higher education community, particularly by reaching out to universities and campuses in Europe” says Valentino Cavalli, and adds “we believe that such a dynamic community will come up with a lot of innovative ideas for advancing technology to support scientific research and education”.  Underlining the unique position of EUNIS as the European platform for exchange of best practice and research in higher education information systems, Ilkka Siissalo states “We are looking forward to foster innovative projects and studies from the wide EUNIS communities by connecting them to the generous support of the Vietsch Foundation. EUNIS is grateful for this opportunity and appreciates the trust of the Vietsch Foundations.”

The mission of the Vietsch Foundation is to promote research and development of advanced Internet technology for scientific research and higher education. The Vietsch Foundation fulfils its goals in two ways: First, it contributes funding to specific research and development projects that demonstrate potential value to progress European and global research and education networking. And second, each year it awards a medal of honour to people who have contributed to the development of services or technologies of lasting value that are used by the networking community and its users in research, development and education. The Foundation was created through the last will and testament of Willem Karel Vietsch (1952–2014), a Dutch expert, a leader of the international Internet community, and also the Secretary-General of TERENA, a former association of European national research and education networks. For details visit: http://www.vietsch-foundation.org

Digital Assessment: the webinar recording available now

Digital Assessment: current and future developments across Europe

The webinar run jointly between Jisc and EUNIS took place on 25th April 2017. It covered national initiatives in Norway and the Netherlands and the experiences of the University of Bergen (using Canvas for formative assessment and Inspera for digital exams).

The webinar recording is available here. Follow the link to download the recording. Once it is downloaded you may need to select Playback> Player>Play from the menu bar. Use the slider underneath the speaker’s image to adjust the volume. The webinar is recorded using Blackboard Collaborate which requires java to run so it cannot be played on a chromebook.

You can find links to further information provided by the speakers in this blog post.