Objectives - ICVL Project
NEWS TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
2010 - Towards a Learning and Knowledge Society - 2030
Virtual Environments for Education and Training, Software and Management for Education
Phase II - Period 2010-2020: e-Skills for the 21st Century
"Learning is evolution of knowledge over time."
Roger E. Bohn, 1994
"All what is correct thinking is either mathematics or feasible to be transposed in a mathematical model."
Grigore C. Moisil (1906-1973)- Computer Pioneer Award of IEEE (1996)
"With the help of technology, teachers will be leaders in the transformation of education around the world." Craig R. Barrett – Chairman, Intel Corporation
21st Century Skills and Key Competencies for the Knowledge
21st Century Skills:
1 Creativity and innovation
2 Critical thinking
3 Problem solving
6 Information fluency
7 Technogical literacy
The EU eight domain of key competence are:
1 Communication in the mother tongue
2 Communication in a foreign language
3 Mathematical literacy
4 Basic competences in science and technology
5 Digital competence
7 Interpersonal and civic competences
8 Entrepreneurship and Cultural expression
- Source: http://ec.europa.eu/education/ (.pdf)
Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:
- National Policies and Strategies on Virtual Learning
- National Projects on Virtual Universities
- International Projects and International Collaboration on Web-based Education
- Dot-com Educational Institutions and their Impact on Traditional Universities
- Educational Portals for education and training
- Reusable Learning Objects for e-Learning and e-Training
- Testing and Assessment Issues of Web-based Education
- Academia/Industry Collaboration on Web-based Training
- Faculty Development on Web-based Education
- Funding Opportunities for Projects in Web-based Education
Learning and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be examined from a number of complementary perspectives:
- Education – supporting the development of key life skills and competences
- Research – emerging technologies and new paradigms for learning
- Social – improving social inclusion and addressing special learning needs
- Enterprise – for growth, employment and meeting the needs of industry
- Employment – lifelong learning and improving the quality of jobs
- Policy – the link between e-Learning and European / National policy imperatives
- Institutional – the reform of Europe’s education and training systems and how ICT can act as catalyst for change
- Industry – the changing nature of the market for learning services and the new forms of partnership that are emerging
- The implementation of the Information Society Technologies (IST) according to the European Union Framework-Programme (FP7).
- The development of a Framework supporting the professional and management initiatives of the educational community.
- The organization of the activities concerning the cooperation between the educational system and the economical companies to find out an adequate distribution of the human resources over the job market.
- To promote and implement the modern ideas for both the initial and continuing education, to promote the team based working, to attract and integrate the young graduates in the Research and Development projects, to promote and implement ICT for initial and adult education activities.
- The development of Research, projects, and software for E-Learning, Software
and Educational Management fields.
- To promote and develop scientific research for e-Learning, Educational Software and Virtual Reality
- To create a framework for a large scale introduction of the e-Learning approaches in teaching activity.
- To assist the teaching staff and ICT professionals in the usage of the modern technologies for teaching both in the initial and adult education.
- To improve the cooperation among students, teachers, pedagogues, psichologists and IT professionals in specification, design, coding, and testing of the educational software.
- To increase the teachers' role and responsibility to design, develop and use of the traditional tehnologies and ICT approaches in a complementary fashion, both for initial and adult education.
- To promote and develop information technologies for the teaching, management and training activities.
- To promote and use Educational Software Packages for the initial and adult education.