Topic: e-learning

China and Italy debate on agriculture and sustainability

The Chinese delegation of the Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition and of institutional representatives from Beijing’s Municipality was in an official mission last week at the Only Italia space of Aquae Venezia. During a Round Table, China and Italy discussed about biological agriculture, environmental sustainability and global development of the fruit & vegetable industry. Next meeting will take place in China, in view of a possible cooperation in the framework of the Beijing Expo in 2019. Continue reading


Addis Ababa: Urgent Investment in African Youth

Meeting at the annual eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ministers and senior officials from 15 African countries said that, as the average age of Africa’s population is getting younger every year, the continent faces both a growing challenge and a significant opportunity. The Ministerial Round Table provided an opportunity to discuss how to use Africa’s increasingly young population to entrench long-term economic growth. Continue reading


Africa’s education techies hackaton for social good

Aim of the game, taking place on May 17 – 20 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is in the title: over four intensive days of competitive creation, participants of “Gamify it! Hackathon!” will set out to prove whether it’s possible to achieve a measurable impact towards sustainable development through fun and engagement. Jointly organised by GIZ, iceaddis and eLearning Africa, the hackathon will finish up at the eLearning Africa conference on May 20, where teams will present their newly-developed gamified tools. Continue reading


Digital Culture and Interactive Art

On 14 May 2015, cultural sector operators, designers, experts, artists and scholars are meeting in Siena for a brainstorming organised by the DiCultHer project around the three topics: the digital promotion of cultural heritage, the interactive experience design, the cultural initiative for social innovation and experiential tourism. The event will contribute to define the strategies for the project “Networked School in Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities” (DiCultHer). Opening speeches by Angelo Riccaboni, Carmine Marinucci and HM Irene Pivetti. Continue reading


European Grid Infrastructure Conference

The EGI Conference 2015 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 18-22 May, 2015. The event will be hosted by EGI.eu and IBERGRID (a partnership between the Portuguese National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD) and the Spanish National Grid Initiative). The … Continue reading


Summer school on ICT to promote sustainable tourism

In partnership with the University of Milano Bicocca and under the patronage of EXPO Milan 2015, UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites organises the Summer School 2015 on ICT to develop sustainable tourism, being held at Milano Bicocca from 24 August to 4September 2015. Italian land, development of the related resources in a responsible way and ICT will be central themes of the discussion. Continue reading


eLearning Africa leapfrogs the shackles of convention

From 20 to 22 May 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the tenth edition of eLearning Africa is being held, international conference on technology-assisted learning and training. The programme for this year’s event, which is being co-organised by the African Union and co-hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, reflects the extraordinary breadth and pace of change underway in African education and the challenge for new technology-based solutions to meet Africa’s growing demand for high quality education and training. Among the keynote speakers Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, and Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, makers of Firefox, and Shai Reshef, the founder and President of the University of the People. Continue reading


X International GUIDE Conference

The X International GUIDE Conference “Optimising Higher Education for the Professional Student: A balance of flexibility, quality and cultural sensitivity” will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Vienna). The conference aims to promote discussion on improving higher education, bringing to light the needs of the evolving XXI century student and proposing new pedagogical strategies and technologies for meeting those needs. To submit a proposal as a speaker or to register as co-author or auditor, it is necessary to fill out the Registration form by June 20, 2015. Continue reading


Photomediations: An Open Book

A collaboration between academics from Goldsmiths, University of London, and Coventry University, Photomediations: An Open Book is the outcome of the Open and Hybrid Publishing pilot – which is one of six Europeana Space pilots. Through a comprehensive introduction and four specially commissioned chapters on light, movement, hybridity and networks that include over 200 images, it tells a unique story about the relationship between photography and other media. Continue reading


Digital skills have the same importance as English and Maths

The Select Committee was appointed by the House of Lords on 12 June 2014 “to consider and report on information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the United Kingdom”. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a utility service, alongside water and electricity, it says. But without action, the UK may fall behind in the new digital era. Continue reading