Topic: e-learning

Europeana Space MOOC

Europeana Space acknowledges the key role of digital cultural heritage to enhance education learning and training since the very beginning of the project. A dedicated task on education and training material is foreseen in the project planning and led by … Continue reading


weLand connects “prosumers” into a glocal network

weLand Association is a cultural NGO founded in Asti, South Piedmont (Italy), in August 2012. Its aim is to develop a regional network of individuals and groups interested in aggregating, sharing and reusing open data for GLAMs, education institutions and tourism stakeholders. The idea of the association arises from the firm belief that innovation (and so the elements which innovation is generated by, culture and creativity) should take into account a bottom-up engagement of the community, in order to fully realise its potential and to become a real driver of social and economic development. Continue reading


Massive Open Online Course on eTourism Communication Perspectives

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni of Università della Svizzera Italiana is glad to announce the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on eTourism Communication Perspectives. The course, fully free and open, will be delivered in October-November 2015; it will last 8 weeks and will require approximately three hours study time per week. This Swiss-made MOOC will take you on a terrific journey into eTourism and online communication. You will feel the pulse of ICTs and enjoy the beauty of Switzerland as a globally renowned tourism destination. Time to travel. Join today. 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


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


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


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


European High Level Conference on “Education in the Digital Era”

The European High Level Conference on “Education in the Digital Era”, organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union,took place on December 11th in Brussels. The event enabled interested stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of adapting education to a fast changing, digital society and economy, whilst shaping education’s place and priority in the EU’s sustainable growth agenda. Continue reading


INNOVA – Virtual Archaeology International Network

The main objective of the Network is to promote coordinated research, innovation and training among all researchers around the world, working in the field of Virtual Archeology, forging closer links between those who develop their work in public institutions and those who do so from the private sector. Continue reading