education and ICTs
The eLearning Africa Photo Competition is currently accepting entries from aspiring photographers across the globe. This year marks the Fourth Edition of the competition, which aims to gather photographs under the theme of Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential.
Anyone with an eye for image can contribute their view on how communication tools and information technologies can successfully coexist with and enrich a traditional lifestyle. The photo should be submitted to eLearning Africa Photo Competition, along with a brief text that details the inspiration behind the idea.
eLearning and photography enthusiasts from Africa and the rest of the world have until April 3rd, 2013 to share a glimpse of ICT in Africa. Snapshot submitters have the chance of winning a tablet pc, a digital camera and an mp3 player. Participation is free and finalists will have their art featured at this year's eLearning Africa Conference, which will take place May 29-31, 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.
Leading practitioners, education managers, academics and technology professionals will gather in Brussels to share and discuss experiences and examples of new practices for supporting and promoting innovation across the higher education systems from Europe and beyond.
Many current developments affecting higher education have clear European and even global dimensions and require innovative actions. As the recent years have shown, innovative solutions in the EU higher education sector are possible.
In order to nurture the debate around those topics, the European Commission is organising an event on “Innovation in Higher Education” in Brussels, where Mr Xavier Prats Monne, Deputy-Director General of DG Education and Culture will address these topics during the opening speech.
More than 5000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are gathered in Vilnius from November 6-8 for the ICT 2013 Conference. The event focuses on Horizon 2020 - the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.
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To understand and develop pedagogical use of interactive whiteboard technologies (IWB) in secondary schools. To fully exploit teaching and learning opportunities offered by interactive whiteboard technologies. To understand how other technologies can be integrated into the classroom that already has an interactive whiteboard.
The IWB training course assumes that a base - line knowledge already exists and is looking to extend this to ‘fully exploit teaching and learning opportunities offered by IWB technologies’. The course focuses on the pedagogical aspects, addressing: communication and collaboration; assessment and interactive technology; lesson structures and resource creation. All of the modules have been developed with the aim of looking at how the participating teacher will apply the new knowledge/methodology/tools experience in their classroom and enhance the learning experience for the student.
The 6th edition of the “ICT for Language Learning” Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14–15 November 2013.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote sharing good practices and transnational cooperation in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. Experts in the field of language teaching and learning are invited to submit an abstract of a paper, which should be written in English (max 500 words) and sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the papers presented during the conference will be published on an ISBN publication.
► 05 September 2013: Extended Deadline for submitting abstracts
► 10 September 2013: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
► 20 September 2013: Deadline for final Submission of papers
► 20 September 2013: Deadline for Speakers’ registration (Early Registration Fee)
► 14 - 15 November 2013: Dates of conference
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Figures such as the esteemed Prof. Dr. Rory McGreal and Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder, both UNESCO chairs for Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr, Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), will contribute their experience to the conference. Their support of LINQ’s continuing mission to examine the intersections between learning innovations and quality will provide an excellent framework for the state-of-the-art research and project work collected through the LINQ call for papers and projects, ended on March 4th.
“Rory McGreal and Fred Mulder have long been crucial pioneers in the development of Open Educational Resources as UNESCO Chairs,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “We will be honoured to greet them at LINQ 2013 and to learn from their professional and academic expertise. Likewise, Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr’s familiarity with the inner workings of CEDEFOP will prove incredibly valuable to practically situate the newest research efforts submitted to LINQ 2013. We are certain that the discussion at LINQ 2013 will benefit enormously from their presence.”
More than 150 researchers and practitioners have answered the LINQ 2013 call for papers and projects and the contributions of the highest quality will make the conference programme insightful and exciting. Early-bird registration at the reduced rate of 90€ will remain open until March 31st, 2013. All interested parties active in the fields of new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities are encouraged to register for LINQ 2013 and take part in the continuing development of learning innovations and quality. For more information on specific registration requirements and other matters, please visit the conference website at www.learning-innovations.eu.
Overview of the important dates:
- End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013
- Conference Programme Ready: April 2013
- Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013
For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINQConference and follow the LINQ Twitter account at www.twitter.com/LINQ_Conference.