User Training

U&I Learning Signs Framework Contract with the EC

Gent (BE), February 2009 - U&I Learning, an eLearning integrator active in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, has signed a contract with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) for the delivery of eLearning services. This contract was awarded to U&I Learning after an open call for tender procedure. » MORE

Cedefop Papers

EU Research Materials on Vocational Education and Training

Thessaloniki (GR), January 2009 - European cooperation on vocational education and training and lifelong learning made considerable progress last year, both in terms of implementing common European tools and political decisions. Cedefop provided much of the expertise for the Bordeaux Communiqué and the Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance. » MORE

European Project

Cross Border Virtual Entrepreneurship

Heerlen (NL), November 2008 - It is difficult to ignore the impact of globalisation on universities these days, as students and staff alike embark on a variety of real and virtual activities aimed at increasing their exposure to international trends and opportunities. CHECK.point eLearning talked to Dr. Kees-Jan van Dorp, Research Director at European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), about the project Cross Border Virtual Entrepreneurship, which is a multilateral European project under the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013. » MORE

EU-Funded project

Train2Cert project presents ICT certificates

Schwarmstedt (GER), November 2008 - At Online Educa, Train2Cert project will present and offer ICT certificates and training to commercial partners for joint exploitation. On Friday, December 5, Dr. Piotr Zwierzykowski from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland will present vocational training solutions for certification in the most current ICT skill areas. In the 2.30 p.m. session of the "Teaching and Training Skills for the 21st Century" conference track, he will showcase blended and technology-based training formats for certificates on currently sought-after ICT skills. » MORE

Learning 2.0

Fostering Innovation with Web 2.0

Seville (E), November 2008 - Web 2.0 technologies and approaches have a highly stimulating impact on education and training, providing the impetus for a re-appraisal of traditional roles and practices. Dr. Christine Redecker of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), one of seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Spain, described the way students and staff are using Web 2.0 to CHECK.point eLearning. » MORE

Real-life Skills

The European Award for Languages 2008

New York, NY (USA)/Cambridge (UK), October 2008 - The European Commission has honored the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) with the European Award for Languages for their French-language simulation program "The Creation and Everyday Running of a French SME [small-to-medium enterprise]". » MORE

EU Sectoral Training

So Far less Effective for Micro-enterprises

Thessaloniki (GR), October 2008 - A Cedefop workshop held in Thessaloniki on 25-26 September 2008 showed that the sectoral training funds set up in fifteen European countries are increasingly important means of financing and delivering targeted training, as well as for providing guidance, advice, and forecasts on training needs. However, these funds have so far been less efficient in providing such services to employees of smaller companies, especially of micro-enterprises (>10 employees). » MORE

Professional Development

Project on Strategic Competencies Successfully Completed

Kaunas (LT), September 2008 - The European Project "Development of Strategic Individual Competencies" was recently successfully completed. It resulted in a cross-nationally and cross-organizationally applicable catalogue of strategic individual competencies, a methodology of strategic individual competencies development, and an interactive self-assessment tool. All are now available online in six different languages. » MORE


European eLearning platform for Senior Citizens (55+)

Barcelona (ES), September 2008 - A simple and easy-to-use eLearning platform recently went online that is specifically designed for senior citizens (55+). The project SeniorLearning is supported by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Grundtvig Programme. It offers free access to practical, structured, and easy-to-follow online courses that enable senior citizens to learn how to use the Internet and benefit from its services. » MORE


Establishment of IT Colleges in Kurdistan

Graz (A), July 2008 - The Ministry of Education of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq has commissioned bit media eLearning solution GmbH with the establishment of IT colleges in three cities in Kurdistan. The project comprises general consulting, development of curricula, development and delivery of learning material, and teacher education. It was started in March 2006 and is ongoing. This article summarizes impressions of bit media's experts. » MORE