Participants wanted for pilot project offering training to home care providers

24 avril 2014

The CARER+ Consortium, coordinated by IPERIA (France), is offering access to a Virtual Learning Environment and learning materials for home care providers. 

The Open Pilot experience is an opportunity for home care service providers or other organisations dealing with home care workers to take part in a pilot of the CARER+ methodology and learning materials.
Participants will get access to the competence framework, learning resources, and the Virtual Learning Environment. They will also receive methodological support from the CARER+ Consortium and a handbook that provides practical guidance to the piloting procedures. Upon completing the pilot, participants may be invited to present their experience at the CARER+ final conference. 
Interested organisations should contact Thomas Arbouet at IPERIA or Margit Kinyik at Telecentre-Europe. For more information about the consortium and the pilot experience, please consult the CARER+ website. 
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MEDEAnet webinar: E-book Creation

12 Mars 2014

In this MEDEAnet webinar you will learn about the possibilities for the use of e-books for educational purposes and to how your students can easily develop their own learning resources.

This webinar is aimed at teachers, educators and trainers interested in introducing e-book production in their class.


Thanks to the multiple functionalities that mobile devices like tablets and smart phones are offering, it is becoming easier for students to develop their own multimedia e-book in class. This webinar will show you just how to do that and cover some additional uses for e-books for educational purposes. 




Andreas Sexauer from the Distance Learning Centre at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) will demonstrate the technical possibilities apps like the creative book builder are offering and how easy new learning material can be developed. He will present some results from a workshop with students during which they developed their own e-book.


Fiona Passantino, director from the App Train, will focus on the technical opportunities Apple is offering to teachers when they want to develop their own e-books in class.

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GREAT Games Catalogue

19 Novembre 2013

The GREAT Games Catalogue can be considered a real state-of-the-art. This publication was funded with support from the European Comission and it was published as part of the work program for the project, GREAT - Game-based Research in Education and Action Training and it was collaborative work leaded by Maya Pivec and FHJ.

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Open Training Platform

21 Septembre 2013

UNESCO facilitates a collaborative access to existing free training courses and promotes open licensed resources to specialized groups and local communities for development.

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EU training course in Berlin in October: Video Production and Web 2.0

03 avril 2013

There are still places available for the training week in Berlin that will be taking place from the 21st to the 25th of October, 2013.

The course is based on a combination of video education and social media methods and is a hybrid outcome of these two EU projects: and The aim is to explore creative approaches in the online and offline use of video within education.


You can apply at your National EU Agency for funding. The deadline for application is the 30th April 2013.


You can find the course description here.

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First Keynote Speakers for LINQ 2013 Announced

14 Mars 2013

The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.


The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Figures such as the esteemed Prof. Dr. Rory McGreal and Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder, both UNESCO chairs for Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr, Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), will contribute their experience to the conference. Their support of LINQ’s continuing mission to examine the intersections between learning innovations and quality will provide an excellent framework for the state-of-the-art research and project work collected through the LINQ call for papers and projects, ended on March 4th.


“Rory McGreal and Fred Mulder have long been crucial pioneers in the development of Open Educational Resources as UNESCO Chairs,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “We will be honoured to greet them at LINQ 2013 and to learn from their professional and academic expertise. Likewise, Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr’s familiarity with the inner workings of CEDEFOP will prove incredibly valuable to practically situate the newest research efforts submitted to LINQ 2013. We are certain that the discussion at LINQ 2013 will benefit enormously from their presence.”


More than 150 researchers and practitioners have answered the LINQ 2013 call for papers and projects and the contributions of the highest quality will make the conference programme insightful and exciting. Early-bird registration at the reduced rate of 90€ will remain open until March 31st, 2013. All interested parties active in the fields of new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities are encouraged to register for LINQ 2013 and take part in the continuing development of learning innovations and quality. For more information on specific registration requirements and other matters, please visit the conference website at


Overview of the important dates:

-          End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013

-          Conference Programme Ready: April 2013

-          Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013


For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at and follow the LINQ Twitter account at

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The University of Tuscia (Italy) Joins the Agricultural Competences Project (AGRICOM)

07 Mars 2013

The University of Tuscia (UNITUS) based in Viterbo, Italy has just joined the AGRICOM consortium, providing expertise in Italian agriculture and food production, as well as forestry and energy efforts. 

The full first version of the AGRICOM Competence Model (ACM) was developed by the end of the first project year and is now undergoing extensive testing in AGRICOM partner countries. Now, the University of Tuscia (UNITUS) will coordinate the Italian portion of pilot-testing phase. Their efforts will complement the on-going pilot-testing in the other countries like Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands. Together, their results will demonstrate a variety of national implementations and applications.


For the lastest AGRICOM updates, please visit the project websiteFacebook page, or Twitter account

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Complex Learning with social networks: a Grundtvig course

17 Décembre 2012

Association EDUCOMMUNITY adds a new Grundtvig course to its catalogue!

The course is reserved to teachers, trainers and non teaching staff working in the sector of Non Vocational Adult Education (NVAE)  and will take place in Rome, Italy, in july 2013.

Learning and teaching processes are changing: the pervasiveness of networking web technologies lead us to identify new methods and instructional strategies.


The course COMPLEX LEARNING WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS will introduce the basic concepts of the training model Complex Learning and will help teachers, trainers and non-teaching staff working in Adult Education to use social networks and social tools of web 2.0 to build personalized learning environments.


Course is in English and is delivered in Rome, Italy.


Course days: 22-26 july 2013. Deadline for registration: 11 january 2013.


The course is eligible in Grundtvig In-Service Training Action: apply for a Grundtvig grant sending the application to your National Agency before the deadline. Send us an e-mail for the pre-registration:


Further information in our blog

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Grundtvig courses in Rome for teachers, trainers and non teaching staff

07 Décembre 2012


Association educommunity proposes 2 new In-Service Training Courses: Personalization of Adult Education. Models, strategies and tools and @ of Self Evaluation: a collective personalized pathway of self evaluation and self learning. Both courses are in English and will take place in Rome.




Association educommunity proposes 2 new In-Service Training Courses within the Grundtvig action of Lifelong Learning Programme.

The course Personalization of Adult Education. Models, strategies and tools will take place in Rome, Italy, 24-28 june 2013.

The course @ of Self Evaluation: a collective personalized pathway of self evaluation and self learning will take place in Rome, Italy, 08-12 july 2013.

Both courses are funded within the Grundtvig action: teachers, trainers, and non teaching staff involved in adult education can apply for a grant sending the application to their National Agency.

Deadline for registration: 11 january 2013.


Send an e-mail to  or visit our blog


You can find the courses in the Comenius-Grundtvig Training Database:

Personalization of Adult Education, code IT-2013-927-001 

“@ of Self Evaluation, code IT-2013-935-001 


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Participate in the second MEDEAnet webinar “The Case for Media Education in the Classroom”

15 Octobre 2012

This one-hour webinar on 18 October 2012 (4pm CET) will give you an opportunity to get an insight into different ways to integrate various media education schemes and approaches in the classroom in order to improve your students’ daily engagement with the media.

This is aimed at teachers and trainers as well as representatives from educational ministries responsible for the development of the overall curriculum in different regions and countries.


Nicoleta Fotiade from ActiveWatch in Bucharest, who is an expert in media education, will give a short introduction to various media education schemes and critical thinking methods in training settings that could help your students open their minds towards their critical interaction and use of information media. Using Nicoleta’s presentation as starting point, Marianna Vivitsou from the University of Helsinki in Finland will discuss the examples provided from the pedagogic point of view and extrapolate them into a broader discussion based on her own media education experience.


Participation in these webinars is free but prior registration is required via an online form since the maximum number of participants for each webinar is 50. Come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!


The webinars will be recorded and published online in the Media & Learning Resources Database.

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