First conclusions of the workshop
The workshop is coming to an end and the rapporteurs are giving a first set of conclusions. Yves Punie, Tapio Koskinen and Mr Rouhana are sharing first comments.
Involvement is the key word and more specifically global involvement. We need to include all learners in a global learning space.
Altogether we have the abilities to generate thoughts and new drivers for change. The www.elearningeuropa.info portal and the elearningpapers are examples of learning spaces where discussion should go on, practices should be exchanged and changes planned.
Changes is about empowerment, empowering teachers, head teachers, students. Recognize learners diversity is a need. Tackling with digital divide in all its dimensions is also needed,
Commitment is another key word starting with our own commitments.
Once we agree on the need for change, we realize that change is going very slow because of the complexity of an holistic change process including curricula, assessment, schools, students, teachers and teachers training, policymakers... The agenda is so huge that change is difficult and our impatience is growing.
get our targets and goals right is a necessity. What do we want for learning? more relevant, more effective, more fun?
We need to experiment, learn from each other and scale up good practices.
We need to change our words, maybe to get rid of e in elearning.
Technology is a tool but technology is also a driver for change. More important, technology is maybe not THE issue. Our main challenge is about learning.