14 juillet 2014

IMOTION Final Conference, Brussels (9 September 2014)

LogoIMOTION (Integration and Promotion of Staff Training Courses at Universities across Europe) is a one-year project funded by the EC Lifelong Learning Programme. Coordinated by the Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) with a consortium of partners it aims to create an online platform that will centralise information about staff training events organised in Europe in order to provide easy access to the information.
The IMOTION project Final Conference takes place in Brussels on 9 September 2014 and aims to give participants an insight into “the latest trends and current challenges related to the competence development of university administrative staff”. The organisers also note that the conference will mark the end of the IMOTION project with the official launch of the IMOTION staff training platform. More...

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Community-based learning and development for sustainable society – Call for participation

To celebrate the achievements of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005–2014) and to help develop future education agendas, UNESCO and the Government of Japan is organising the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development later this year.
In conjunction with this conference, UIL and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok are supporting the Japanese Government in organising the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on ESD - Community Based Human Development for Sustainable Society in Okayama City from 9 to 12 October 2014. Practitioners and researchers from community-based learning centres who organise education and development activities for sustainable development are welcome to participate in the Conference. There is no registration fee but participants have to finance their own travel, board and lodging.
The Okayama Conference aims to discuss future visions of education for sustainable development through revitalisation of multi-generational learning in local communities linking schools, families, society and workplaces. The outcome will be reported in the World Conference in Nagoya, Japan the following month.


Kominkan-CLC International Conference on ESD

World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. More...

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2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Jen T. Kwok. The NTEU is seeking your input to help our campaign for better working conditions.
If you are a casual or sessional academic, you can take the 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey here.
You don’t have to be an NTEU member to take part. It takes just 5 to 15 min to complete. More...

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Government’s higher education changes will cost marginal seats

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Courtney Sloane. Independent polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union has confirmed that a range of marginal Government MPs would lose their seats if an election were held tomorrow.
The poll returned an average 10% swing against the Coalition in 23 marginal electorates around Australia since the Federal Election last year. More...

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Ian Lowe: McDonaldisation of higher education

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Paul Clifton. We all knew what to expect from the Budget: a whole heap of pre-election assurances turn out to have been ‘non-core promises’, that outrageous phrase the Coalition introduced to politics. Tony Abbott famously explained his past barefaced lies to Kerry O’Brien by saying that only his written statements could be ‘taken as gospel’, so we should not have been surprised when his pre-election promises turned out to be dishonest.
It takes real chutzpah to look straight at the camera and give the sort of assurances Abbott gave before the election about education, health care, pensions and funding of the ABC. As Woody Allen said, ‘The most important things in politics are sincerity and integrity. Once you can fake those, you’ve got it made!’ More...

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Youth employability among Italian EU Presidency priorities

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingWith the link between acquiring skills and finding a job firmly in its priorities, the Italian EU Presidency of the second semester of 2014 makes a clear statement in its programme.
It reads: ‘Tomorrow’s jobs require higher quality, and more labour-market-relevant, skills as well as more flexibility. The Presidency will strive to advance the Europe 2020 strategy’s educational agenda, with a focus on youth empowerment and employability. The Presidency will also pay special attention to the issue of integrating education and training systems with the labour market by enhancing work-based learning pathways (such as apprenticeships, traineeships, etc.).’
The programme also refers to the ongoing European initiatives to fight youth unemployment: ‘As far as youth employment initiative and its impact on active labour market policies are concerned, youth guarantee programmes are being implemented and will start delivering results in 2014.’ More...

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Another record-breaking year for Erasmus

The latest Erasmus statistics released by the European Commission today reveal that nearly 270 000 students - a new record - benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013. While studying at another university continues to be the most popular choice, one in five students (55 000) opted for Erasmus job placements in companies. The three most popular destinations for Erasmus students in 2012-2013 were Spain, Germany and France. Countries sending the highest number of students as a proportion of their graduate population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain.
"For 27 years, Erasmus has enabled students to spend time abroad to broaden their horizons and improve their skills. The latest figures show that Erasmus is more popular than ever. As well as contributing to a sense of belonging to the European family, the skills which Erasmus promotes also help students to boost their employability and career prospects. Our new Erasmus+ programme will enable even more young people to study, train, work or volunteer abroad in the next seven years," said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. More...


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ENACT - Enhancing Negotiation skills through on-line Assessment of Competencies and interactive mobile Training

ENACT aims at providing innovative pedagogy and assessment methods for helping people to enhance and self- assess their negotiation competences based on psychological modelling and the application of current ICT research (e-learning, mobility, internet, artificial intelligence). More...

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OpenStax College Educator Survey Results

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Resource Hub has published the results of their survey on the impact of open textbooks on educators and students. More...

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TELL US Awards to support successful and scalable learning technologies, open for applications

The TELL US Awards 2014 is a new EU initiative to identify technologies that have proven to be successful and scalable in educational contexts and help them to grow both in size and geographically. More...

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