From September 8-10, 2010, in the Palace of the former Marquises of Pombal, in Oeiras, Lisbon, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the annual assembly of eLearning and education professionals will debate how opening education can contribute to social inclusion agendas and promote economic wellfare through better equipping citizens with necessary skills.
Open educational resources (OER) are high on the agenda of social and inclusion policies and supported by many stakeholders of the educational sphere. User Generated Content is more relevant than ever, and co- and peer-production increasingly at the heart of content development.
At the same time assessment and quality assurance processes are put to test because long introduced expert and teacher led approaches of assessiong quality seem to loose effect in view of user created content and free available resources.
Opening education promotes social inclusion agendas and supports economic programms by raising participation and supporting the development of new skills. It leads away from traditional business models and frees energy for innovation.
The EFQUEL Innovation Forum is a great opportunity for action oriented participation, sharing ideas, building and enlarging networks and exchanging visions. The atmosphere is open and dialogue-oriented.
EFQUEL is happy to invite all of its members, friends, partners and for sure those who want to join the community!
Added by Rolf Reinhardt on March 31, 2010