DG Information Society to host workshops at book fair

September 13, 2002

Brussels, 12 Sep 2002

Representatives from the European Commission's Information Society DG will take part in the world's largest trade fair for books, multimedia and communications in Frankfurt, Germany on 9 to 14 October.

DG Information Society will chair a round table and four workshops focusing on European research on technology enhanced learning. Each workshop will focus on one of four themes: learning at school, at university, at work and at home.

'Learning at university' will provide the opportunity to test a networked system and the underlying pedagogical procedures that facilitate and promote active learning experiences.

'Learning at work' will analyse how information society technologies are supporting continuous professional learning in order to face competition and create competitive advantage.

'Learning at school' will provide an overview of European projects which have aimed to improve the quality and accessibility of learning at primary and secondary school level through embedded information society technologies (IST). A round table with the participation of independent experts, representatives from national ministries of education and EU funded projects will provide a picture of the school of tomorrow.

'Learning at home' will present general aspects of using ICT as a means of learner-driven learning at home. Technical, legal and pedagogic issues will be addressed as well as content. Achievements so far and the state-of-the-art in Europe will be presented.

A round table on content development in research projects will also bring together publishers who are participating in EU funded research projects in the area of technology enhanced learning. The focus will be on best practice, standards and copyright/intellectual property rights.

For further information, please consult the following web address: http://www.frankfurt-book-fair.com

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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