A team of experts qualified in the development and management of digital solutions for open and social learning.
On June 4 2021 we kick-started the Erasmus+ KA2 project HEIDI (Digital action at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the COVID-19 crisis). A description can be found here. Web2Learn is proud of having launched the project idea and having committed to the preparation of the application. View more…
Πραγματοποιήθηκε την Παρασκευή 26 Μαρτίου 2021, η εναρκτήρια διαδικτυακή εκδήλωση του ευρωπαϊκού έργου με την ονομασία «The GLAMers: Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis». View more…
The workshop “Open Cultural Data in Citizen Science” was successfully hosted at the Open Belgium 2021 on March 17, as part of the publication activities of the CitizenHeritage project (2020-2023), organised by Web2Learn with speakers Katerina Zourou, Mariana Ziku, Frederik Truyen, Susanna Ånäs and mediator Susan Hazan. The workshop discussed citizen science practices in the cultural heritage field, in light of open science, through presentations and a roundtable discussion.
The GLAMers (“Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis”) has been accepted for funding by the Cypriot Erasmus+ Agency for Youth, under the Erasmus+ KA2 funding scheme. The project will take place from March 2021 to February 2023.
Read more here
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How HEIs currently perform in citizen science activities?
Which is the untapped potential therein?
Which are the ways HEIs can cater to the needs for citizen participation in science for society?
A hackathon for university students on various dimensions of citizen science was organised by Web2Learn for the INOS project in November 2020. The hackathon with the title “Put language learning to the service of a social purpose!” took place within DigiEduHack, which is a series of offline and online hackathons happening all around the world for two days, focusing on co-creating the future of education in the digital age.
Καλωσήρθατε! Σε αυτή τη σελίδα θα βρείτε μια επιμελημένη συλλογή εισαγωγικών πηγών με αντικείμενο την Επιστήμη των πολιτών (citizen science).
In July-August 2020 an online specialisation course was offered at two Caribbean universities, namely the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Universidad Central de Las Villas, in Cuba. View more…
A unique learning experience based on networked participatory approaches to fight against COVID-19. View more…
3 finalists of the pan-European EUvsVirus hackathon, worth to keep an eye on! View more…
The project “Language in the Human-Machine Era” (LITHME) runs from June 2020 to May 2024. It is a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action. View more…
A new service on science communication strategy for UoC View more…
A new consultancy service is offered to a prestigious Chinese University starting from October 2019
Great news! The application “Integrating open and citizen science into active
learning approaches in higher education” has been retained for funding from the Danish National Agency Erasmus+. View more…
The Education portal for on-line learning of the Council of Europe is now full available online. Katerina Zourou was one of the team of experts committed to the project. View more…
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.
Creation and delivery of Greek language and culture courses to adults of refugee background through digital and mobile technologies.
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…
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”.
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.
From 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EUROCALL 2012 proceedings are now online. All the research papers will be available at the following address on December 15:
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).
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.
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
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:
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.
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 include (but are not limited to):
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