EADTU Newsletter December 2021

17 DEC 2021

The EADTU December newsletter, including news of our members, is now available online. 

Council Recommendation on micro-credentials

17 DEC 2021

Council Recommendation on micro-credentials
The Commission has recently published its proposal for a Council Recommendation on micro-credentials, as announced in the Skills Agenda and in the European Education Area Communication of 2020. The Commission proposal seeks to make micro-credentials work across institutions, businesses, sectors and borders. To that end, Member States should agree on:

  • a common definition of micro-credentials;
  • standard elements for their description; and
  • key principles for their design and issuance.

The European approach to micro-credentials is a key flagship to achieve a European Education Area by 2025.

More can be read in the press release from 10 December 2021.

DigiTeL Pro: Launch of the courses

23 NOV 2021

On Thursday 18th of November 2021, the official DigiTeL Pro Launch took place. During this launch the experts provided an opportunity for continuous professional development (CPD), primarily for course and curriculum developers and for all those who support teaching staff and learners, secondarily for leaders who direct these processes in higher education.

Pictures of the I-HE2021 conference

09 NOV 2021

3 days, 125 presentations and 180 participants - an impression of the Innovating Higher Education Conference 2021 by photographer Ivana Pia Lorusso!

I-HE2021 Day 1
I-HE2021 Day 2
I-HE2021 Day 3

OECD publishes two reports on micro-credentials

23 SEP 2021
The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills recently published two papers on micro-credentials. One, 'Micro-credential innovations in higher education', offers new empirical evidence on the current offer of micro-credentials across OECD jurisdictions. The other, 'Quality and value of micro-credentials in higher education', examines how higher education institutions envision the future of micro-credentials.

UNESCO webinar on micro-credential definitions

14 SEP 2021
UNESCO has conducted a study with the aim to propose a common definition of micro-credentials, reached through consensus by a global panel of more than forty experts representing diverse regions and sectors. The webinar provides an opportunity to share with experts the methodology and findings of the study and will provide a space for reflection and discussion of the proposed definition of micro-credentials.

Provisional programme I-HE2021 online

13 AUG 2021
The I-HE2021 programme (provisional), including plenary and parallel sessions, is now available! A very interesting and most relevant programme within the scope of 'Higher Education in the new normal: the role of online, blended and distance learning'. The conference will combine keynotes, paper presentations, panel sessions and workshops.

EMC welcomes new member iMooX

23 SEP 2021

The European Mooc Consortium (EMC), the leading platform for MOOCs in Europe, is pleased to welcome iMooX as its latest member. iMooX is the nationwide MOOC-platform in Austria, founded by Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and the University of Graz. 

UOC celebrates 25 years of history

15 JUN 2021

This academic year the UOC is celebrating its first 25 years of history. On the 25th anniversary website you can gain a fine appreciation of the diverse and committed community that comprises the UOC, through interviews, infographics and various other materials.

Abstract submission I·HE2021 open!

15 MAR 2021

As of today, the 15th of March, the abstract submission for the I·HE2021 Conference in Bari is open! The International Higher Education (I·HE) conference focuses on trends and high impact factors in global and European higher education.

Registration EADTU-EU Summit 2021

04 JUN 2021

You can now register for the 9th EADTU-EU Summit on the 17th of June 2021, 09:30 – 13:00 CET. This year’s title is “Higher Education in the New Normal” .

Topics addressed in this Summit are:

  • Consolidation of post-Covid approaches to digital education; Synchronous hybrid, blended and online education models
  • Digital education and university alliances
  • Digital higher education and smart regions
  • State of affairs Microcredentials, modularisation in continuing education
  • Recognition of credited and non-credited microcredentials and short learning programmes

ENEL and UNINETTUNO launch 'Re-Generation'

26 MAR 2021

Enel Italia, the largest suppliers for energy and electricity in Italy,  and the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO launched the Re-Generation educational project to offer SLP’s for vocational and academic training to the employees on the themes of technological innovation and digitalization. The initiative is aimed at Enel employees over 50, who will be able to study online on the e-learning platform of the UNNINETTUNO university, choosing their program from a selection of 13 Short Learning Programs gathered in three scientific areas of high strategic value: Digital Economy, Law in the Digital Society, IT and New Technologies.

EADTU contributes to ICDE publication

04 MAR 2021

EADTU contributed to a recent publication from the ICDE Quality Network. It deals with Global Quality Perspectives on Open, Online and Flexible Learning.

The report gives an overview of perceived issues of quality and assessment related to the immediate shift to online and distance learning modalities that educators had to undertake when the pandemic hit. 

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