e-Learning in Europe
This page provides links to articles about e-learning in Europe.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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The aim of EU4ALL is to improve the efficiency and efficacy of implementing and developing an open service architecture for Accessible Lifelong Learning
Added: 21 December 2007
"Currently 80 million EU citizens are low-skilled. By 2010 it is estimated that half of all additional new jobs on the labour market will require tertiary education and almost 40% upper secondary level. Logically, the job prospects for the low skilled will decline. So we are currently confronted with the situation where half the EU workforce (some 100 people) require upskilling. This in my view cannot take place in the back to the classroom scenario, Learning and upskilling must be integrated in the workplace." Colin McCullough, webpronews, 2 August 2005
Added: 2 August 2005
Colin concludes: "I am afraid that my article raises more questions that provides answers to the issues of elearning in SME's. But if such issues are not addressed at all levels - European, national and regional, the promise of elearning as a driver of economic growth and performance in Europe could easily turn into a myth."
"In July 2005 IST Results, an online news service established on behalf of the European Commission's DG Information Society and Media, put its editorial focus on e-Learning and featured a number of successful research projects presenting cutting-edge technologies and innovations in this area. The IST Results service aims at promoting the outcomes and developments of RTD projects funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST) research initiative
Added: 22 July 2005
Also includes an RSS feed
"the purpose of the portal is "to act as a virtual meeting place and directory of information for all aspects of e-learning. The young and the old, the expert and the novice are invited to use the portal to explore the world of e-learning and to gain access to the considerable work that is already going on throughout Europe"
Added: 10 February 2003
"The portal will attempt to create a setting for discussion to support the vibrant European e-learning community
"PROACTe is a service to communicate work funded by the European Union under the Education Area of the Information Society (IS) Programme."
Added: !7 December 2002
"For the projects, PROACTe will provide online access to resources for developing promotional activities, a database of important media contacts, and other players in education technology and discussion forums."
"ERGO is an initiative of the European Commission working with National Research and Development (R&D) Information Providers with the aim of promoting awareness about R&D projects from European Union states and other associated countries."
Added: 17 December 2002
"Your one-stop shop for European R&D project information."
"Aiming to realise what is actually happening in the EU e-learning industry rather than what we believe, the 2002 survey includes EFTA (European Free Trade Area) and future EU member countries. It covers a wide variety of organisations involved in training - users and suppliers as well as those in the public and the private sector - and is completely independent and impartial." Authors: Jane Massey and Alphametrics
Added: 12 December 2002
£250/€395. Available from elearningage.
"This summary highlights some of the findings from the recent European survey on quality and eLearning. The full report with comprehensive results and further details on responses from different countries and from different job types in training is published by Bizmedia - full details at www.elearningage.co.uk. Jane Massey
Added: 25 September 2002
The full report costs £125 or 195 euros
"Covering topics related to e-learning, training and knowledge in Europe."
Added: 22 August 2002
A new blog that carries news about e-learning in Europe. Sponsor of the site is VNU Learning, an affiliate of VNU Business Media
"In launching the initiative 'eLearning: Designing tomorrow's education', with its corresponding Action Plan for 2001-2004, the Commission has laid the foundations for concrete and sustainable action, through a set of specific measures. Measures which serve to co-ordinate the various e-learning activities of Europe and propel us towards the knowledge-based economy and the vision set in Lisbon."
Added: 25 April 2002
Also available in other European languages from Documents page
"Spring sunshine lifts the spirits and imagination, but the plethora of e-learning conferences, reports and surveys suddenly arriving on my desk brings home a note of reality. Why is e-learning perceived to be taking root more slowly in the UK and across Europe than in the US or Canada?" Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, Guardian, 16 April 2002
Added: 20 April 2002
"There is no one-size-fits-all for e-learning, and perhaps we should be looking at evolution rather than revolution in going forward."
"markets, customers, service enterprises and trends in Europe and eleven regional partial markets" High Text Verlag, 5 February 2002
Added: 2 March 2002
report with 185 pages, 110 charts to purchase or license for corporate use
"This survey, commissioned by Cedefop, represents the first major attempt to assess the current extent of eLearning* within vocational and professional education and training in Europe. By completing this short survey you will be making a significant contribution to the understanding and measurement of the eLearning market. Once completed, all respondents may receive a summary of the survey results."
Added: 29 December 2001
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"Is there any evidence to suggest the success and size of the e-learning market in Europe? And how does this compare with the USA?" Patrick Dunn, Training Journal, October 2001
Added: 11 October 2001
The current state of play in Europe
"The eLearning initiative of the European Commission seeks to mobilise the educational and cultural communities, as well as the economic and social players in Europe, in order to speed up changes in the education and training systems for Europe's move to a knowledge-based society. The eLearning initiative of the European Commission seeks to mobilise the educational and cultural communities, as well as the economic and social players in Europe, in order to speed up changes in the education and training systems for Europe's move to a knowledge-based society.
Added: 20 July 2001
The European Commission's approach to e-learning in Europe
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training "The European agency that helps policy-makers and practitioners of the European Commission, the Member States and social partner organisations across Europe make informed choices about vocational training policy."
"(ETV) is an interactive website where you can participate by sending news, taking part in virtual conferences, exchanging information, registering in mailing lists, if you are involved in any aspect of vocational training".
Added: 20 July 2001
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"Europe's no lady-in-waiting for e-learning. Evidence is mounting that forces may converge to catapult it to world-leader status." Samantha Chapnick, Learning Circuits, December 2000
Added: December 2000
"Overseas markets are the new frontier for U.S.-based e-learning firms, who are using a variety of means to establish roots on international soil. But homegrown competition is on the rise. Tom Barron, Learning Circuits, September 2000