Topic: e-learning

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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IV European Conference on Learning Innovations and Quality

The 4th annual international conference “Learning Innovations and Quality” (LINQ 2015) has extended the deadlines of its three calls to 4 March, 2015 after a clear demonstration of interest by the community. After the successful conference from 2013 in Rome and 2014 in Crete, LINQ has decided to return to its birthplace of Brussels to investigate the theoretical and practical potential of openness in education as a widespread default. From 11 to 13 May 2015, LINQ will convene international learning experts and practitioners from all educational sectors. Continue reading


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Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage

On 16 February, in Rome, at Istituto Luigi Sturzo and ISIA Roma, the Italian Association of Cultural Institutes (AICI) met several public and private cultural institutions, foundations, enterprises and research companies for starting the innovative educational project “Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities”. The project, promoted by AICI, aims to achieve an international virtual school for the acquisition of proficiency in the field of the digital services applied to cultural heritage. Promoter Srl participates in the project as an active member of the Network and attended to the ceremony of signature of the network agreement in Rome. Continue reading


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IST-Africa 2015 Conference

Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2015 will take place in Lilongwe from 05 – 08 May 2015. The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on an open Call for Papers whose deadline is December 19th, 2014. Continue reading