From the network - 25th May 2021
Digital competences are essential to how we live, learn and work. The confident and critical use of digital technology is key to supporting lifelong learning, active citizenship, employability, and inclusion. Citizens can wield their digital competences to access information and support, access new learning and employment opportunities, be creative and entrepreneurial, find new opportunities and to help others.
To deliver on this potential ALL DIGITAL has worked with in collaboration with their network of digital competence centres and stakeholders to form a new version of the ‘Manifesto for enhancing digital competences in Europe’.
The Manifesto sets out key principles and recommendations on how to maximise the impact of education and training in digital competences for all European citizens.
At the core of the Manifesto is the belief that education and training in digital competences in Europe must become more consistent and cohesive. The Manifesto calls on EU institutions, Member States, and stakeholder organisations, as well as ALL DIGITAL and its members, to take action and find new ways to co-operate at EU, national, regional and local level to deliver on the ambition of this Manifesto.
From the network - 24th September 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, universities worldwide faced the need to move all their classes to an online environment overnight, in order to ensure continuation of their teaching and learning activities. Institutions that had already ventured onto the path of online education realised this transformation much more quickly than those who were less prepared. Others made the transition more modestly, only beginning to take the first steps into online education. In a remarkable short time, courses and exams across the globe moved online, ensuring that universities did not close but rather adapted to the new situation and by doing so managed to save the remainder of the academic year.
Having overcome the initial impact of the pandemic and having moved beyond immediate crisis management, university leaders are now taking the time to reflect on the lessons learned, to set new strategies for the future, and to fully prepare their institutions for the new academic year. Although some continue to hope that students will soon return to classrooms, others see the COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst for educational organisations to implement online teaching and learning systematically and to thus offer a better quality of education in this age of the new normal. What are the key leadership decisions that organisational leaders must make in creating their vision for the future? What short-term and long-term strategies are needed? How can leadership ensure a smooth transition to the online setting and create the necessary infrastructure for training teachers, and implementing new teaching methods and redesigned curricula? How can universities manage their transition to online while improving the quality of teaching and learning? These are some of the questions we will be addressing in the first two webinars of the EDEN webinar initiative Education in time of a new normal (September 14 and 21).
Aimed at policy makers and organisational leaders and management, but also for all those working in education, these webinars will provide practical insights and tips from well-known experts, leaders, and practitioners in the field of e-learning and online learning.
Join the sessions and participate in discussions, where you will get the ideas you need to turn your vision for the future into actionable steps. Get the answers you need for smoothly leading your organisation in transforming your curriculum to online and ensuring high quality teaching and learning.
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From the network - 3rd July 2015
EDEN’s Annual conference, which took place mid-June in Barcelona gathered 380 delegates from 42 countries, with over 200 presentations. The live stream of the plenary sessions was followed by 380 viewers and an online discussion unfolded with over 4000 tweets and more than 2800 readers on Facebook. Presentations on Slideshare had 1000+ views during the course of the three days. Find all keynotes, photo album and more on EDEN’s website.
From the network - 18th May 2015
Labour markets are in constant change; demands for a higher skilled and flexible workforce are paramount; employability, entrepreneurship and digital skills are pre-requisites to those seeking to enter the labour market. In several European member states, participation rates in Vocational Education and Training are significant but have the potential to grow more. According to EU research (CEDEFOP 2015) the EU average participation of young people who follow an IVET pathway compared to the more traditional ‘academic’ pathway into employment or Higher Education is 50.4%, with some member states being over 70% In others rates are relatively low. What makes the difference – How has the academic / VET divide been addressed? All questions that will be asked during EfVET Annual International Conference 2015 that will take place in Paphos, Cyprus at Azia Hotel, on 21-24 October 2015.