IPTS: leading the debate on ICT and Education

May 10, 2013

imagesRC-IPTS just guest-edited a special issue of the European Journal of Education on ICT and Education: taking stock of progress and looking at the future. The issue provides a critical review of evidence and opens the discussion on identifying and implementing major changes in education systems to meet the challenges of 21st century learning and society. In-house research by JRC provided 3 of the 7 articles of this special number.

See the IPTS website for more information.



April 4, 2013

VISIRVenue: Committee of Regions, Brussels

Organised by: the TELMAP, VISIR, ODS projects

With the support of: the European Commission (DG CONNECT and DG EAC) and the Committee of Regions

During this two day event, more than 80 participants worked to find ways to mainstream existing e-learning grassroots innovation practices, increasing awareness about opportunities for community building and roadmapping. Further, a number of e-learning perspectives and visions to foster innovation management, scalability and mainstreaming were shared and discussed.

The event was be organised through a first day of Unconference-type discussion and dissemination and a second day of sector-based strategy and innovation workshops.

Presentations can be downloaded here.

The Forum Report can be downloaded here.

March 18, 2013

VISIRVISIR has collected more than 120 micro-Innovation practices,  defined as real-life spontaneous bottom-up innovation cases where ICT is successfully applied to learning practices to build digital and other key competences.

Micro innovation practice are cases of:

a) high impact, meaning that they have or have had an impact in building digital and other key competences. Th impact is not necessarily on a large scale, it can also be limited to small scale like a classroom within one school or a company within a value chain.

b) bottom-up nature, meaning that they shall not simply respond to a policy but they  derive from the idea of an individual or a community/company/university. They could also be unexpected results of a policy or initiative.

c) innovative applications of ICT for learning, meaning that it should “do something new” either in the way they use ICT or in other pedagogical, organisational, economic way.

See: http://visir-network.eu/practices.

TELMAP Published results

January 4, 2013




A number of interesting publications on rodmapping in the field of ICT and learning, produced in the frame of the TELMAP project, are available on the Learning Frontiers website.

TELeurope: new working group on TEL policy making launched

June 8, 2011

TELeurope has launched a policy making group, meant for those who are interested in TEL from a policy perspective and will to engage in a two-way dialogue with the TEL research community to ensure that research support better policy making in Europe in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning.

TELeurope is the social media hub for everything about technology-enhanced learning. It is the community platform of the European open network of excellence in technology-enhanced learning STELLARNET.EU. TELeurope is the place where research meets research & practice.

Roadmap: Creativity and Innovation in Europe: from a shared vision to a common action plan

October 5, 2010

The Learnovation Roadmap for Creativity and Innovation in Europe was published on the 1st of October 2010, as a spontaneous contribution to the next planning and policy making phase in a number of fields that gravitate around the important concept of Lifelong Learning, towards and beyond the 2020 horizon.

The Roadmap is the results of two years of consultation among a number of key decision makers and stakeholders in Europe (including more than 2000 contributions from interested individuals), and aims at providing a meaningful follow-up to the Manifesto of the Ambassadors of Creativity and Innovation, that was produced by initiative of the European Commission in Spring 2010 as a main outcome of the 2009 European year of Creativity and Innovation.

Workshop on Roadmap for C&I in Europe

June 15, 2010

On the 12th of June, in the frame of the EDEN Conference in Valencia, Learnovation organised a Workshop to discuss how to move from the priorities identified by the EU Ambassadors in the Manifesto for C&I in Europe to a set of practical actions, able to increase the level of creativity in European society.

The workshop gathered around 20 experts and endorsed the methodology proposed by MENON and EDEN. The participants also run a brainstorming exercise, that will help the members of the Roundtable to produce a meaningful roadmap, to be delivered to European policy makers by the end of July 2010.