Conferenza eLearning – Bruxelles 19-20 maggio 2005

A sostegno delle indicazioni di Lisbona che prevedono che l’Europa, entro il 2010, sarà la potenza economica basata sulla conoscenza più competitiva e dinamica, la Commissione Europea sta organizzando un congresso sull’eLearning che avrà luogo a Bruxelles il 19-20 maggio 2005. La conferenza ospiterà diversi soggetti europei impegnati a vario titolo nell’e-learning e sarà occasione per lo scambio di esperienze e buone prassi sul valore aggiunto dell’uso delle ICT in campo educativo e formativo.

In support of the revitalisation of the Lisbon agenda to become the world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010, the European Commission is organising a conference on eLearning which will take place in Brussels on 19-20 May 2005. The conference will bring together a cross section of the various stakeholders involved in eLearning in Europe, and will provide the perfect forum for sharing experiences, exchanging good practices and taking stock of the added value of using ICT in education and training.

While the European Union enjoys one of the highest levels of education and has the necessary investment capacity, there is much progress yet to be made in the use of new information and communication technologies. The conference will reflect on the need to reform education and training systems for the knowledge society, promoting digital literacy, e-skills, the upskilling of the workforce and lifelong learning for all.

The conference is structured such that it will:

  – Provide a vision of European eLearning policies;

  – Take stock of the situation existing today;

  – Work towards developing a forward looking approach.

Learning and the use of ICT will be examined from a number of complementary perspectives:

Education – supporting the development of key life skills and competencies;
Enterprise – for growth, employment and meeting the needs of industry;
Employment – lifelong learning and improving the quality of jobs;
Social – improving social inclusion and addressing special learning needs;
Research – emerging technologies and new paradigms for learning;
Policy – the link between eLearning and European/national policy imperatives;
Institutional – the reform of Europe’s education and training systems and how ICT can act as a catalyst for change;
Industry – the changing nature of the market for learning services and the new forms of partnership that are emerging.

The conference will consider the perspectives and vision of the future i2010 programme and how this will stimulate the promotion, development, and deployment of eLearning content, products and services and the contribution of these to lifelong learning.

Participation is invited from practitioners, teachers, trainers, educational authorities, ministries of education, learners, employers, trade unions, and private sector actors and the IT industry.

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