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Open Education Europa: Design Patterns for Open Online Teaching and Learning

The rapid rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has renewed interest in the broader spectrum of open online teaching and learning. This “renaissance” has highlighted the challenges and potential associated to the design of such educational environments.

Arguably, the accelerated expansion of open online education creates risks for pedagogical quality and the learner experience. We are witnessing a wealth of different approaches to the delivery, pedagogy, functionalities and support mechanisms for Open Online Learning. Some have these have been successful and others not so successful and consequently we find a pressing need to articulate, share and critique design knowledge in this field.

The papers in this issue respond to this challenge in a variety of ways. Read the eLearning Papers issue no 42 here

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.

Call for papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress CLOSED

Dear Colleague,

Please note –  the call for papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress has now closed and as we are now in the process of reviewing papers, we are unable to accept any further updates to papers or new submissions.

The EUNIS 2015 Congress Scientific Committee sincerely thank all those who have submitted abstracts/papers for EUNIS 2015 Congress and advise that notification to authors of accepted papers will follow shortly.

EUNIS 2015 Congress Organising Committee

ACA European Policy Seminar: Feb 3, Brussels

What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments in European Policies and Programmes.

45th ACA European Policy Seminar will be held on 3rd of February 2015 in Brussels.

This time round, the focus will be on the new EU programmes in education and research, and especially on Erasmus+. The seminar will try to identify and analyse the experience made with the start of this programme. What worked, what did not and what needs to be improved are some of the guiding questions behind the programme. They will be answered by a multiplicity of actors, such as the European Commission, national agencies and, most important, university representatives.

Read more here

 

Webinar: “Content analysis and critical thinking – an assessment study”, Jan 21, 11.00 CET

The TALOE Partnership announces a series of webinars entitled “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes” organised by one of the partners, University Computing Centre SRCE.

The first lecture of this series is to be held on 21st January 2015 starting at 11.00 CET with the title of “Content analysis and critical thinking – An assessment study” by Antonella Poce, researcher and lecturer in experimental pedagogy at the University Roma Tre, Italy. She is going to speak about the project of the University Roma Tre that constructed a model to increase critical thinking skills and ways how to evaluate them.

The monthly series is suggested for educators, educational developers, staff in learning support and those with responsibility for the management and quality assurance of assessment with the aims of:

  • putting in focus the learning outcomes and assessment methods in e-learning;
  • helping teachers and trainers decide on the e-assessment tools and processes;
  • enhancing the quality of the education process and improving student’s learning experience;
  • encouraging the academic community to network, exchange experience and to cooperate.

You can comment the first topic and put questions to the presenter in advance here.

Participants can join the webinar at //connect.srce.hr/taloe_webinars/ without previous registration

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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