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Events for week 48 (from 11-26-2007 to 12-02-2007)

Other : Defining the Scientific Evolution of Technology Enhanced Learning: The Kaleidoscope 2007 Symposium
From 26 November 2007 till 27 November 2007
Location: Berlin, Germany

Contribute to the future European research agenda in Technology Enhanced Learning. Take part in the Kaleidoscope 2007 Symposium - limited spaces available!

The aims of this two day Symposium are:
•    To demonstrate the extent to which integration and synergy amongst various research actors is beneficial to the development of TEL research
•    To confirm the extent to which the various researchers can transform academic excellence into concrete achievements
•    To convince the world beyond academia as to the potential value and impact of research effort in this field
•    To take forward the legacy of Kaleidoscope and ensure continuity in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning

http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org/group/symposium/

Conference : Valuing Learning: European experiences in validating non-formal and informal
From 26 November 2007 till 27 November 2007
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The Conference consists of five Plenary Sessions, aiming at the development of specific issues within the overarching theme of the Conference. These Sessions include keynote addresses and the presentation of cases from four Member states enabling participants to engage in active exchange of expertise and practices.

SESSIONS:
   ·  Lifelong and lifewide learning; Rhetoric or reality?
   ·  Is validation of non-formal and informal learning possible? European and international experiences and solutions
   ·  Is validation of non-formal and informal learning relevant and useful? The perspective of the users
   ·  Valuing learning; The importance of quality and trust
   ·  Valuing learning; What are our visions?

Working Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish
Documentation languages: Portuguese and English

DATE: 26-27 November 2007
LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal

For more information, please visit the following website : http://www.eu2007.min-edu.pt/np4/en/29.html

Conference : Learning Technologies: Bridging the Gap between Technology and Pedagogy
From 26 November 2007 till 28 November 2007
Location: Milan, Italy
This is a three-day event organized by British Council and the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG.

This conference is an innovative attempt to bring together ideas, proposals, reports, research and materials from teachers, developers and practitioners, from Italy and overseas, who have been working with some of these new technologies, and investigating how they can promote learning in the context of ELT education.

The conference is aimed at local Italian teachers of English, British Council teachers of English, ICT Coordinators both from the British Council as well as the local context, members of the LTSIG and IATEFL in general, as well as other interested participants.

DATE: 26-28 November 2007
LOCATION: Milan, Italy

For more information, please visit the following website: http://ltsig.org.uk/future-events/11-2007-milan-italy.html

Conference : E-Learning for Defence and Security
On 28 November 2007
Location: Berlin, Germany

The Third International Forum on E-Learning for Defence and Security

‘The Third International Forum on E-Learning for Defence and Security’ will be held at Online Educa Berlin on November 28 and hosted by The New Security Foundation. The Forum, which will once again bring together leading figures from government, business, security and academia, will consist of a main plenary session and a number of ‘breakout’ workshops focussing in detail on key issues.

Some of the FORUM THEMES:
   ·  Security review and the importance of training
   ·  Developments in technology
   ·  Technology-assisted learning in the security sector
   ·  Legislation, regulation, licensing and standards
   ·  Technology and in-service training

DATE: 28 November 2007
LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

Please note that the number of places are limited so early registration is recommended. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.online-educa.com/defence-forum

Conference : Promoting Collaboration Through New Educational Technologies (SPUTNIC FORUM)
On 28 November 2007
Location: Berlin, Germany

SPUTNIC is a one-year European Commission's Socrates-Accompanying Measures project which stands for "Seminars Promoting the Use of Technologies for Networking and International Collaboration". The project aims at raising awareness about the beneficial impact of the (pedagogically sound) implementation of new educational technologies that enhance international networking and collaboration for an institution, its staff and its students.

A SPUTNIC Forum will be organised in conjunction with Online Educa Berlin. The theme of this forum is 'Promoting Collaboration Through New Educational Technologies'. It will cover four topics: Virtual Mobility, Social Software applications, Streaming Video and Video conferencing.

The purpose of the SPUTNIC forum is to draw together check-lists, tips and useful information which will be included in the interactive SPUTNIC website and publications made by the SPUTNIC project team, supported under the European Commission's Socrates Project, organising this event.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.online-educa.com/sputnic-forum

Conference : Online Educa Berlin
From 28 November 2007 till 30 November 2007
Location: Berlin, Germany

Online Educa Berlin takes place from 28 to 30 November 2007

This major international event brings together the top professionals and experts in technology-supported learning and training of all sectors: corporate training, higher and professional education, compulsory education and lifelong learning.

Each year Online Educa Berlin provides an exchange of current best practice, resources and research, as well as the setting for the world's largest international gathering of e-learning practitioners, policy-makers, suppliers and stakeholders. 

 http://www.online-educa.com/

Conference : AXMEDIS2007 International Conference
From 28 November 2007 till 30 November 2007
Location: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain

This will be a significant and exciting event on cross-media, content production GRID, content protection, interoperable DRM (digital rights management), multimedia terminals, multiple-play, multichannel, multi devices, MPEG-21 terminal and tools, authoring tools, digital media,  P2P,  OMA, multi-channel delivery, content modelling, business models,  security and distribution, legal aspects, accessibility, transaction models,   multimedia music, workflow, and much more.


See http://www.AXMEDIS.org/axmedis2007/

Conference : EUCEN Conference. The University as a Regional Actor: Partnerships for Professional Development in Europe
From 28 November 2007 till 01 December 2007
Location: Hannover, Germany
34th EUCEN Conference. The University as a Regional Actor: Partnerships for Professional Development in Europe. Friday, 30th December 2007, the open day of the EUCEN conference, will start with a keynote paper on the role of the university in its region.

EUCEN has taken up objectives for the creation of a European area of higher education in the field of university continuing education (UCE).

KEYNOTE

  • Producers of knowledge, centres of learning, drivers of change – The role of universities of serving their region - Prof. (em) Hans G. Schuetze, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Keynote paper European University Association (EUA)

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.wa.uni-hannover.de/eucen

Conference : Turku Development Forum (TDF)
From 29 November 2007 till 30 November 2007
Location: Turku, Finland

An international summit meeting in Turku. TDF challenges the representatives of public sector, business life and research to discuss education systems, vitality of urban regions and welfare.

Society and economy change constantly. What kind of challenges does it impose on the education systems? How can one arrange so that the needs of business life are taken into consideration within the field of education? Familiarize yourself with the programme of the forum - the discussion which will be presented by top-level experts within their fields.

Turku Development Forum 2007 will attract Finnish and international decision-makers and experts to discuss these current themes. The discussion will be presented by central actors within their fields, among others, Sari Sarkomaa, Minister of Education and Science, Anssi Vanjoki, General Manager of Multimedia, Nokia and Robert A. Beauregard, Professor, Columbia University, New York.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.turku.fi/Public/default.aspx?nodeid=13007

Conference : The Gateway to Research into European Policy on Education
From 30 November 2007 till 01 December 2007
Location: Brussels + Leuven, Belgium

European Education Policy Network - The Gateway to Research into European Policy on Education

The European Education Policy Network is a forum for policymakers and policy researchers across Europe to discuss and analyse European policy affecting education.

OBJECTIVE
The objective of European Education Policy Network is to reflect on, and to further stimulate, the debate on the European Education Agenda between policymakers and policy researchers across Europe. The network encourages the exchange of ideas on the Europeanisation of education, the European policy processes affecting education and the contribution of education to the European project.

Some of the KEYNOTES:
   ·  The External Dimension of European Education Reforms and Relations with Third Countries - Angelique Verli, Head of Unit, Global Higher Education Cooperation Programmes, Directorate of Education and Training Policies, European Commission
   ·  Ivo Belet, MEP (Belgium) and member of the European Parliament Committee on Education and Culture
   · 
Academic Research on European Educational Policymaking - Gert Biesta, Institute of Education, University of Stirling

Registration will remain open until 15 November 2007.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.educationpolicy.eu/

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