BeLearning: environments for expanding knowledge. by @TransitCultura

Hoy traemos a este espacio un proyecto europeo de Transit Projectes

BeLearning used new technologies through a blend training combining meeting, working and researching involving virtual spaces, digital tools and online platforms in a rich mix of interactions with traditional media: presentations, workshops, classes.

Training actions have had a clear impact in the development of derived competences to improve the employability of cultural practitioners or students in one of the most active sectors in EU growth and competitiveness in 2020 horizon: cultural and creative industries.

Transfer happened amongst the consortium target: grass-roots associations leaders in the way of professionalism (UK), teachers of adult education (BE) and audiovisual learners in vocational training in an institution inside the national educational system (FR)

Partners dealt with similar characteristics: lack of digital skills, inexperience in open learning processes, possibility of immediate application and transfer into the current activities or the organizations, urban contexts and demand for innovation, and the promotion of innovation via new learning methods.

General aim of the project has been to transfer BeLearning in order to be used all over the European Union to expand the employability possibilities of learners via the acquisition of a mix of digital, educational and social competences.

Specific achieved objectives:

- the adaptation of the blended model developed in Spain, to social entrepreneurs in North London in the UK, teachers of adult education and vocational training in Brussels and audiovisual learners in France and to readjust the previous model, making it more efficient, to cultural managers in Spain

- the local, national and at European level impact thanks to the results obtained through the experimentation done in each of the participating organizations.

- new job opportunities in the frame of each of the sectors involved in the 4 countries

- the creation of productive ties with employers, clients and other educative institutions in the sectors of reference

Activities has been the creation of a methodological guide for transferring, adaptable to different context, the running of 4 tests for implementing it, an International Transfer Conference and 4 national seminars. Impact has come from:

- use of BeLearning methods and contents in the current pedagogic life of partner institutions
- change of mind and attitudes about the possibilities of expanded use of new technologies applied to training
- a "corpus" of methods, contents, strategies, materials and real and successful practices available in the methodological guide and ready to be use immediately
- a set of workshops developed, open and free, to national and EU VET Community in accessible languages.

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Opening up #Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning #MOOC #OER

Hoy , he recordado aquel BLUFF ... uno de los más gigantes en la historia de la Universidad Española ... el PROCESO DE BOLONIA ... o el PLAN BOLONIA ...recuerdan? .... porque me habré acordado de eso? ... en fin, hoy .. escibimos algunas cosillas sobre el tema, ... . pero recuerdo , este hit en las redes sociales : que publicamos el jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2009 Plan Bolonia explicado sin rodeos. Papel para envolver chorizos ... 
que como decía en un Comentario a las apreciaciones de Jose L Castillo ... "A mí lo que más me ha llamao la atención, son las risas sarcásticas del resto de la mesa... saben de lo que habla el que habla"
 ...así que como diría el poeta si no quieres que cambie nada haz un plan ... como el de España y la corrupción ...  Hoy traemos a este espacio la siguiente noticia sobre un programa que se presenta de  la Comisión Europea  ... el
Wednesday 25 September: The Commission presents Opening up Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning through new technologies and open educational resources

The news:
The European Commission will publish a Communication on Opening up Education which aims to stimulate high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through digital technologies and content. By making learning environments more open and delivering quality education more efficiently, the EU will create a better skilled workforce which will boost jobs, competitiveness and growth.
Opening up Education proposes measures at EU and national levels, including helping learning institutions, teachers and students of all ages to acquire digital skills and new learning methods. The initiative also seeks to support the development and availability of open educational resources.
The background:
Digital technologies are radically changing the landscape of education and training. Open educational resources (OER), such as 'Massive Open Online Courses' (MOOCs), are challenging traditional models and practices. These global changes are having an increasing impact on education and training institutions, teachers, learners and publishers, among others. But as well as challenges, the ICT revolution brings new opportunities – for new audiences, new providers and new business models. Despite the efforts that Member States and the EU have made so far in the area of digitisation, European education and training systems are losing the lead in this process of change.
The event:
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President responsible for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will jointly present Opening up Education at the midday briefing in the Commission's press room. A press release and a staff working document will be available on the day.
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The sources:
European Commission website on education and training:
European Commission website on communication networks, content and technology:
Information on Commissioner Vassiliou:
Information on Commissioner Kroes:
The contacts:
Dennis Abbott +32 2 295 92 58
Dina Avraam +32 2 295 96 67
Ryan Heath +32 2 29 57361
Siobhan Bright +32 2 29 57361

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General Call for Proposals 2013 Lifelong Learning Programme European Commission

Hoy traemos a este espacio el anuncio del General Call for Proposals 2013 de the European Commission ... 

Official documents on the Lifelong Learning Programme

Each year, the European Commission sets out the priorities for the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme in a call for proposals. The documents related to the call are listed below.

General Call for Proposals 2013

The legal text of the call and administrative details, including deadlines for applications and eligibility, are given in:
  • Official announcement of the Call for Proposals българскиCestinaDanskDeutschEllinikaEnglishespañolEesti keelSuomiFrançaisMagyarItalianoLietuviu kalbaLatviesu valodaMaltiNederlandsPolskiPortuguêsromanaslovenčinaslovensčinaSvenska

Priorities for each of the sub-programmes’ actions are listed in:
  • Strategic priorities българскиCeštinadanskdeutschellinikaenglishespanolEestisuomifrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškaiLatviskinederlandspolskiportuguesromaniaSlovencinaslovenscinasvenska

2013 Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility

The Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility is available in the languages of the countries participating in the action, at the website of the relevant Comenius National Agency.

Documents from former calls for proposals

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