Alliance for Quality

New Initiative to Make MOOCs Better

Brussels (BE), April 2016 - The European quality alliance MOOQ (Quality of Massive Open Online Courses) has started, with the key aim of improving the quality of massive open online courses (MOOCs). MOOQ supports the formulation and integration of quality approaches and mechanisms into the life cycle of MOOC design, implementation, and delivery, with emphasis on learning content, innovative learning settings, and quality of the learning experience.


Create eLearning

Align Technology Smile at Online Learning Success

Amsterdam (NL), April 2016 - When Align Technology, a global medical-device company, wanted to continue to develop the clinical knowledge of its various teams throughout Europe, it realized that it needed a blend of classroom-delivered and online-delivered learning materials. This, in turn, led it to look for an up-to-date, 21st-century online-learning-authoring environment connected to a learning- management system (LMS).


Video Training

Interactive Training Video for Hospitality Industry

Saarbrücken (GER), April 2016 - In Germany, one in ten adults does not know how to read and write properly. For those affected, everyday tasks at work like reading an email, checking an invoice, or taking minutes can turn into a real challenge. With the project “eVideo 2.0”, KES, a network that is part of ARBEIT UND LEBEN Berlin-Brandenburg Association, and the IMC company address this topic and offer help to those affected.


European Project

Leadership for the Digital Transformation of Universities

Barcelona (E), March 2016 - The aim of the Transforming Universities for the Digital Age (D-Transform) project is to introduce a leadership training programme for the presidents and vice presidents of European universities that takes into account the role of digital technologies and open educational resources (OER) to transform their institutions. 


EU Project

Authenticate Student Identity throughout the eAssessment

Barcelona (E), February 2016 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) will lead the European Union innovation and research project TeSLA (Adaptive Trust-based eAssessment System for Learning), which within a few years must enable students to be assessed online at the different learning stages. The project, presented on 26 January at the "Sala Europa" of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona, is funded by the European Commission within the European framework programme Horizon 2020. » MORE


EdTech Europe Launches Global EdTech Foundation

London (UK), April, 2015 - EdTech Europe, an education-technology-focused conference platform in Europe, has marked the launch of its EdTech Global Foundation with a $10,000 donation to Global Minimum Inc. (GMin), a charitable international organisation that encourages young innovators and leaders in Africa to engage with critical thinking skills and hands-on learning programmes to tackle challenges affecting their communities. The financial assistance provided by the EdTech Global Foundation will be the first in a series of philanthropic partnerships moving forward. » MORE


Business Intelligence and More

Barcelona (E), March 2015 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) offers a free massive open online course (MOOC) on Business Intelligence through the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA), a project that brings together leading university partners providing online, easy-to-access multilingual learning opportunities that are open to all learners. The Business Intelligence course starts 06 April. » MORE

EU Initiative

EMMA - the Multilingual MOOC Platform

Brussels, December 2014 - Twelve universities and businesses in eight European countries are participating in an EU project called EMMA (European Multiple MOOC Aggregator). Supported by funds from the European Union's "Competitiveness and Innovation" Program, the EMMA project is described as a thirty-month pilot project that provides access to MOOCs "in various languages and is supported by automatic transcription". » MORE

Success Story

The "LernHaus": Never Too Old to Learn!

Erlangen, December 2014 - The Institut für Lern-Innovation (FIM NeuesLernen) of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg created a well-attended operation from an EU project that took place in the period 2004-2006: The LernHaus provides eLearning for seniors who want to gain familiarity with computers or seek further training. » MORE

Blended-Learning Strategy

Role Plays in Videoconferencing and Virtual Reality

Kurt KohnBerlin (GER), November 2014 - Kurt Kohn is director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center (STC) Sprachlernmedien and professor emeritus of applied linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved in European projects on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching. His more recent EU projects deal with intercultural telecollaboration and lingua franca pedagogy, interpreter training in virtual reality, and language-teacher education. His talk at ONLINE EDUCA will be part of the session "Creative Approaches to Language Learning" on 04 December 2014 from 16:30 to 17:30. » MORE