The new EUNIS journal – EUNIS Journal of Higher Education IT (EJHEIT) is out. This issue contains papers from the 2014 Eunis congress and focuses on the accepted papers part of the “Supporting teaching and learning” track at the congress. Futher issues focusing on other tracks from the congress will be published shortly.
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.
We would like to remind you that registration for the next BencHEIT Task Force Workshop will close on November 16th.
Several IT benchmarking initiatives from different Countries will be discussed during the event.
If you haven’t had the chance to register yet, please take a look at the interesting program.
Participation in the event is open, free of charge, to all EUNIS Members. If you are not a EUNIS Member Institution, but interested in this topic, please contact Michele Mennielli (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about the event. There are limited number of seats available, but it might be possible for you to attend.
We hope to see you all soon in Bologna!
Learning in cyber-physical worlds by Open Education Europa
eLearning Papers is a digital publication on eLearning by openeducationeuropa.eu, a portal created by the European Commission to promote the use of ICT in education and training.
The issue No 39 of eLearning Papers features a collection of articles that highlight these approaches and their potential for the development of better learning experiences. It focuses on exploring the cyber-physical continuum in education.
What lies in the space where the cyber world and physical world converge? A spectrum of blended augmented experiences and a fount of new opportunities for educational practice. The success of this projected convergence depends on the availability of affordable virtual reality hardware, such as wearable haptic and movement tracking devices, and the use of engaging instructional approaches such as experiential learning, gamification and problem-based learning.
The Awards ceremony was held during the Gala Dinner at EUNIS 2014 Congress in Umea:
2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is:
Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Project, by Mark Stubbs
Among the nominated papers there were:
- University of Southern Denmark (Denmark): Evaluation of Digital Assessment, by Kurt Gammelgaard Nielsen et al.
- Universitat Politécnica de València (Spain): Networked Teaching. Aligning University’s resources for creating e-learning solutions at Universitat
Politècnica de València, by Carlos Turró, Ignacio Despujol, Jaime Busquets.
- Graz University of Technology (Austria): One-Stop University Administration: An Information Architecture for Higher Education, by Josef Kolbitsch.
EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award is given for the outstanding and innovative application of information technology (IT) in an educational setting.
2014 Award winner is:
University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Mälardalen University (Sweden) for Technology in Real-Life Teaching of Distributed Software Development, by Ivana Bosnić, Mario Žagar and Ivica Crnković
The Best Paper Award is chosen by the program committee of the EUNIS Annual Congress. For 2014 the winner is:
Maximizing benefits of cloud computing by collaboration, by Wouter de Haan and Bert van Zomeren, SURF (The Netherlands)