NEWS TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
2010 - Towards a Learning and Knowledge Society - 2030
Virtual Environments for Education and Training, Software and Management for Education
"Learning is evolution of knowledge over time." Roger E. Bohn, 1994
"All what is correct thinking is either mathematics or feasible to be transposed in a mathematical model." Grigore C. Moisil
(1906-1973)- Computer Pioneer Award of IEEE (1996)
At the Lisbon European Council in March 2000, Heads of State and Government set an ambitious target for Europe to become "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world" by 2010. They also placed education firmly at the top of the political agenda, calling for education and training systems to be adapted to meet this challenge [Lisbon Strategy | The Lisbon Strategy was adopted in March 2000 and aims to make the EU the most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010].
The Conference will consider the perspectives and vision of the i2010 (i2010-European Information society in 2010) programme and how this will stimulate the promotion, development, and development of e-Learning content, products and services and the contribution of these to lifelong learning. i2010 is the European Commission's strategic policy framework laying out broad policy guidelines for the information society and the media up to 2010.
Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:
- National Policies and Strategies on Virtual Learning
- National Projects on Virtual Universities
- International Projects and International Collaboration on Web-based Education
- Dot-com Educational Institutions and their Impact on Traditional Universities
- Educational Portals for education and training
- Reusable Learning Objects for e-Learning and e-Training
- Testing and Assessment Issues of Web-based Education
- Academia/Industry Collaboration on Web-based Training
- Faculty Development on Web-based Education
- Funding Opportunities for Projects in Web-based Education
Learning and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be examined from a number of complementary perspectives:
- Education – supporting the development of key life skills and competences
- Research – emerging technologies and new paradigms for learning
- Social – improving social inclusion and addressing special learning needs
- Enterprise – for growth, employment and meeting the needs of industry
- Employment – lifelong learning and improving the quality of jobs
- Policy – the link between e-Learning and European / National policy imperatives
- Institutional – the reform of Europe’s education and training systems and how ICT can act as catalyst for change
- Industry – the changing nature of the market for learning services and the new forms of partnership that are emerging
- The implementation of the Information Society Technologies (IST) according to the European Union Framework-Programme (FP6, FP7).
- The implementation of the Bologna Conference (1999) directives for the romanian educational system.
- The development of a Romanian Framework supporting the professional and management initiatives of the educational community.
- The organization of the activities concerning the cooperation between the educational system and the economical companies to find out an adequate distribution of the human resources over the job market.
- To promote and implement the modern ideas for both the initial and continuing education, to promote the team based working, to attract and integrate the young graduates in the Research and Development projects, to promote and implement ICT for initial and adult education activities.
- The development of Research, projects, and software for E-Learning, Software
and Educational Management fields.
- To promote and develop scientific research for e-Learning, Educational Software and Virtual Reality
- To create a framework for a large scale introduction of the e-Learning approaches in teaching activity.
- To assist the teaching staff and ICT professionals in the usage of the modern technologies for teaching both in the initial and adult education.
- To improve the cooperation among students, teachers, pedagogues, psichologists and IT professionals in specification, design, coding, and testing of the educational software.
- To increase the teachers' role and responsibility to design, develop and use of the traditional tehnologies and ICT approaches in a complementary fashion, both for initial and adult education.
- To promote and develop information technologies for the teaching, management and training activities.
- To promote and use Educational Software Packages for the initial and adult education.