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Conducting research in informal social networked language learning communities

Research challenges in informal social networked language learning communities

How does the design of social networked language learning communities impact on the way evidence based research is conducted?

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New online project with Council of Europe

Upon a call for proposals, Katerina Zourou has been selected to support the Council of Europe’s team develop online courses for educators. The project is outline here.

Designing language learning tasks for adult refugees

Creation and delivery of Greek language and culture courses to adults of refugee background through digital and mobile technologies.

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Collaboration with University Paris 8

Research into learner autonomy on social network sites for language learning (SNSLL) is ongoing with colleagues at the University Paris 8 Vincennes- Saint-Denis, France. View more…

Promoting Open Education and Language Diversity: Conclusions from the LangOER conference

On 26-27 September the ‘Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages’ conference of the LangOER project, took place successfully in Brussels.

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Invited talk at University of Central Lancashire, UK

Katerina Zourou was invited to give a talk at the University of Central Lancashire, organizer of the symposium “The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age” on June 22, 2016. Check the programme and slides of her talk “User perspectives on open, social network-based (language) learning and teaching”.

Scientific advice to the University of Athens

Katerina Zourou offered a consultation at the Department of French Language and Literature, at the University of Athens, between March and April 2016. The service consisted of advice on research projects in the area of digitally enhanced language learning and social inclusion.

New project: Elang (Digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages)

Web2learn is taking part in the new Elang project, aimed at digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages. The project is funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)/Council of Europe, located in Graz, Austria.

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Web2Learn is now a member of the Educational Repositories Network

EdRene correctFrom December 2015, our company is part of EdReNe, the European Educational Repositories Network, a decision taken at the last EdReNe workshop in Copenhagen on 20 & 21 October. Check here the full programme. The next annual workshop will take place in Brussels on September 26 & 27 2016, in collaboration with LangOER.

 

Successful training course on OER

A successful blended course on the topic of “OER and their pedagogical value” was held in Thessaloniki, Greece from May 15 to June 30 2015.

Designed as a distance training course in combination with a 2-day intensive face-to-face workshop, it brought together 40 educators, 32 of whom completed all components of the course.

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Teacher training in Greece

Web2Learn, as partner of the LangOER consortium, launches in May 2015 a blended course for Greek educators (mainly primary education teachers). Check updates here

Launch of ExplOERer project

ExplOERER, (pronounced ‘explorer’) is Web2Learn’s most recent European Commission co-funded project.

Team ExplOERer

 

 

 

 

 

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Media and Learning conference 2014

This year the Media and Learning conference will take place in Brussels, November 20 & 21. The LangOER project will give a presentation on Open Educational Resources and their value for less used languages, by Valentina Garoia and Marit Brisma.

Erasmus+ call for proposals

The new programme on Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission has launched the first call for proposals. Several deadlines apply for the various categories of project funded. Some Information is available here and on the websites of the National Agencies in all European countries.

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014

A top event for stakeholders on mobile technologies and education.  This event organised by UNESCO will assembles a diverse group of experts to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals. Paris, February 17-21, 2014. Registration is free but places are limited. More information can be found here. View more…

Online Educa Berlin: a top TEL event

The 19th edition of Online Educa Berlin takes place in December 4-6. At this top technology enhanced learning event, Web2learn will be present at the EACEA stand with materials of the Web2LLP project. Looking forward to new learning opportunities!

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014.

The Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sport has been officially launched yesterday. The official website will be updated frequently. in addition, websites of National Agencies contain valuable information, such as the UK National Agency

Séminaire Alsic sur “le numérique pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues pour non-spécialistes”

Les 12 et 13 décembre l’équipe de la revue ALSIC (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes de l’Information et de la Communication) organise un séminaire à Montpellier avec le titre “Le numérique pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues pour non-spécialistes

La participation est gratuite, il suffit de vous enregistrer ici

Upcoming Web2LLP workshop, November, Coventry

The workshop on “Using Social Media to Foster Collaborative Work in
Multi-Disciplinary CrossBorder Projects” will take place from November 7 to November 8 in Coventry, UK. Interested to join? Registration is open until October 30. The programme is available here

Opening Up Education

A short presentation by Julia Fellinger (DG EAC) on the Opening Up Education initiative of the European Commission can be found here. This official launch of this initiative is expected in September 2013. Here you can find some background information about the rationale and scope as published in the DG EAC website.

A consultation has been lauched in 2012, whose results are publicly available in this page.

Mutations technologiques, nouvelles pratiques sociales et didactique des langues

The special issue on “Mutations technologiques, nouvelles pratiques sociales et didactique des langues” has just been published by the journal Le français Dans Le Monde Recherches et Applications.

It has been coordinated by Christian Ollivier and Laurent Puren.

The table of contents is available here.

Resources available on Learning and collaboration on informal networks

For the 2013 edition of the EPAL conference  (Échanger Pour Apprendre En Ligne/ Learn and Teach Online) a round table discussion will be held on the topic “Apprentissages collectifs informels en réseau : où, avec qui, comment, pourquoi ?” (Learning and collaboration on informal networks: where, with whom,

how, why?) on June, 7.

Resources for this round table have been gathered here.

Speakers are François Mangenot, Mathieu Cisel, Christian Ollivier, Jean-Philippe Pernin and Katerina Zourou.

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Pierre-Antoine’s new blog

For those seeking out-of-the box points of view on education, the blog that Pierre-Antoine Ullmo, CEO of PAU Education, is a must.Have a look here

EPAL 2013 conference, Grenoble, June 6-8, 2013

The 2013 version of the EPAL conference (Echanger pour Apprendre En Ligne) will take place in Grenoble, June 6-8. The programme is online, check the Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates!

European Commission Call for Visionary Papers on the Future of Open Education

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Joint Research Centre, European Commission) is calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices in each of the following education sectors:
(a) Lifelong Learning (Submission deadline: 31 March 2013)
(b) School Education (Submission deadline: 28 April 2013)
(c) Higher Education (Submission deadline: 7 May 2013)
More information is available here.

2012 EUROCALL Proceedings

The EUROCALL 2012 proceedings are now online. All the research papers will be available at the following address on December 15:

EUROCALL Proceedings

We look forward to reading the contributions of our colleages.

EUROCALL provides insightful presentations on practices related to ICT, web 2.0 tools and social media in classroom and higher education.

The European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning currently represents 33 countries and it has its own online publication (biannual).

Infodays for the 2013 Lifelong Learning Programme: Nov. 12, 2012

Don’t miss the Infodays for the 2013 Call for proposals of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission!
The event can be attended online, too.
Registration for the event will open by end September
More information here.

Digital Agenda for Europe: A strategy for a digital economy by 2020

Research and innovation is a key pillar of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). The DAE is the European Commission’s strategy to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications. The Research and innovation pillar of the DAE focuses on maintaining Europe’s competitive edge in ICT R&I through increased coordination and elimination of Europe’s fragmented efforts.

More information and current activities can be found here

Hot off the press: “Connectivism: Design & Delivery of Social Networked Learning”

The Special Issue on “Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning” of the IRRODL journal (International review of research on open and distance learning) has just been published.

Some of the top contributions include:

The PLE Conference 2011: a top annual event

The PLE Conference 2011!

Following the highly successful inaugural event in Barcelona (#PLE_BCN) in 2010, this year’s PLE Conference will be held at the University of Southampton from July 11th ­ to 13th 2011.

The PLE Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the development and implementation of PLEs – including the design of environments and the sociological and educational issues that they raise. Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we particularly encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, café sessions and demonstrations aiming to sustain the dynamic, vibrant and interactive discussion established by the opening event in Barcelona in 2010.

Call for contributions

Deadline Saturday 26th March

The conference organisers welcome 500-800 word abstracts for full or short research papers. Submissions for other types of presentation, such as workshops, symposia, demonstrations and installations are also encouraged. These can be submitted electronically via ConfTool http://pleconf.cs.uni-paderborn.de/ . The full guidelines for submissions can be downloaded here.

Conference themes

Conference themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Theories and frameworks for Personal Learning Environments
  • Technologies and software for developing Personal Learning Environments
  • PLEs in Practice (case studies, approaches to using PLEs)
  • Educational institutions, change and PLEs
  • Pedagogical approaches to managing personal learning
  • The development and management of Personal Learning Networks
  • Mobile PLEs and augmented reality
  • Supporting informal and contextual learning
  • Using PLEs in organisations
  • Using PLEs for Work Based Learning
  • Mash-up PLEs
  • Presentation formats
  • Future visions:  Quo vadis PLE?
For more information-
Web: http://www.pleconf.com
Email: info@pleconf.com
Hash code: #PLE_SOU

An international TEL conference: EC-TEL 2011

EC-TEL 2011 – Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Towards Ubiquitous Learning

20-23 September 2011, Palermo, Italy

EC-TEL is a unique setting for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in Technology Enhanced Learning from Europe and other continents to meet together and exchange on the current challenges and advances in the field. At EC-TEL, experts and young researchers in Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, as well as entrepreneurs have the
opportunity to establish collaborations, strengthen their links and cross-fertilize their core disciplines.

EC-TEL 2011 will push further the Ubiquitous Learning paradigm by not only tackling the challenges of exploiting new trendy devices in various contexts, but also by investigating ways to meet and support formally and informally the learners in their learning playgrounds and social environments thanks to innovative scenarios

More information at: www.ec-tel.eu