You are invited to participate in the 2019 eucen Autumn Seminar in Barcelona, 14-15 November 2019. The seminar will focus on entrepreneurial thinking in lifelong learning that expands our perceptions of entrepreneurship for a more inclusive and sustainable future. University Lifelong Learning and Adult Education can play an important role in reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs place future proofing human society to the fore, which demands radical new perspectives and practices. Entrepreneurs are people who see and act on opportunities not readily apparent to others. In the carbon-neutral, digital age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by the rise of artificial intelligence, we will need people who can see opportunities for sustained planetary flourishing beyond a narrow profit paradigm.
The 2019 eucenAutumn Seminar will include three interactive workshops on: World Citizenship; Citizen Science; and the Development of Micro-Enterprises with displaced and vulnerable populations. It will also include keynote talks, research papers and posters. It will overlap with the final symposium of the VINCE (Validation for inclusion of new citizens of Europe) project https://vince.eucen.eu – the VINCE symposium is a free and open event.
Participation: The Autumn Seminar is aimed at Lifelong Learning practitioners and researchers. It will have a strongly practical orientation.
Call: An open call for research papers and/or posters related to the seminar theme and sub-topics will be launched in mid-June 2019 with a deadline of 30 September 2019 from https://eucenstudies.eucen.eu
Fees: 220€ for eucen members. 250€ for non-eucen members.
Further details: firstname.lastname@example.org| www.eucen.eu
I am looking forward to meeting you at our face-to-face meeting at the eucen conference in Aveiro – please note: Wednesday 5 June, 14:30-15:30 – again a speed dating!
Bring your ideas and thoughts on pedagogy in ULLL – we will try to get off the starting blocks.
Thank you for registering in this eCoP and for your posts. Our group is still small but of high quality!
We are planning a meeting during the Aveiro Conference (there is a slot on 5th June 14:30-15:30). The idea is that each member could give a brief outline of the financing of ULLL in their countries (institutional + program level) and the main issues they are facing. This should enable us start exchanging and identify themes to be discussed in more depth.
Could you please let us know if you will be able to attend the Aveiro meeting?
The political parties are beginning to negotiate the program of the new Cabinet after general elections in Finland. One of the main parties has suggested to launch a system of learning accounts, into which the employer, the public bodies and the individual could invest. The employee could then use the funds for ‘continuous learning’ (the politically correct concept here these days).
Another viewpoint to this was raised in the Future of Work Conference in Brussels in April. In the panel, a representative of the small enterprises called for ‘field-specific funds’ for lifelong learning. His logic was that this would promote LLL whereas the companies needed not be afraid that their investments in staff development would lead to moving to other companies after training.
Any experience on this in other countries?
This year’s European Quality Assurance Forum in Berlin 21 – 23 November will explore how external and internal QA processes can support engaged higher education institutions in developing activities that meet the expectations and needs of all stakeholders and demonstrate their value to society. The viewpoint is far wider than digital learning but the audience in EQAF 2018 considered the quality assurance of digital learning as one of the most important development tasks for the future.
There is a EDEN Special Interest Group with activities like:
a) EDLW2018, (november 2018) http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/considerations-for-qa-of-e-learning-provision/
b) OEW2019 7 March 2019 http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/oer-quality-assessment/
c) LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8741456/
d) Webpage http://www.eden-online.org/eden-special-interest-group-on-technology-enabled-learning-tel-and-quality-enhancement/.
Post other useful links, Alfredo Soeiro
A working group from ENQA has published : “Considerations for quality assuranCe of e-learning provision”. Based on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG 2015), each standard is commented according to e-learning provision.
Very useful for Higher Education Institutions to prepare themselves for institutional accreditation or update their quality assurance system.
OpenupEd’s Webinar Week is on Mooc Design with a focus on Quality of Moocs on the 16th April:
The Digital Wellbeing Educators’ Erasmus+ project is still collecting documents describing existing good practices around digital wellbeing issues. By digital wellbeing we understand:
– to develop/use tools or practices that look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings;
– to use digital tools in pursuit of personal goals (e.g. health and fitness);
– to participate in social and community activities;
– to act safely and responsibly in digital environments;
– to negotiate and resolve conflict;
– to manage digital workload, overload and distraction;
– to act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools.
If you have any material addressing any of the points listed above, please send these files to email@example.com Those who collaborate in the collaction of materials will have access to the transversal analysis that will be done afterwards prior to its official publication.
For more details about this project, please visit its website.
The VINCE project is collecting best practices in the area of validation of prior learning, specifically with migrants/refugees, but not exclusively.
👉 Please follow this link to read more about it and to download the template. What is there for you? The three best works received, will be invited to attend the final VINCE Symposium in Barcelona and will have the chance to present their work.
👉 Do not miss the deadline 10 April 2019!