What is the "challenge" ? The idea behind the Digging into Data Challenge is to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences
During the first round, in 2009, nearly 90 international research teams competed in the challenge. Ultimately, eight remarkable projects were awarded grants.
The MATURE Integrating Project is based on the concept of knowledge maturing (KM): goal-oriented learning on a collective level. The project investigates how KM takes place within and across organisations, what barriers are encountered and how socio-technical solutions overcome those barriers.
STELLAR is a “Network of Excellence” (funded under the Seventh Framework Programme - ICT research area) of leading Institutions in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) which aims to set a mid-term agenda for research in TEL by integrating the different TEL communities in Europe. The Stellar DELPHI Study has identified a set of 11 core TEL research areas which combine TEL research themes, societal demands/challenges (that TEL research shall respond to) and impact of future technological development. In this workshop (that will be hosted by the EDEN Annual Conference 2011), participants will be invited to reflect and discuss on how and whether the research areas proposed fit into the societal challenges of the next decade, with the overall aim of making them participate and actively contribute to the definition of future priorities for European TEL research.
The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. students working on topics related to Technology Enhanced Learning. The doctoral consortium will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere.
The Doctoral Consortium will be accompanied by prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. Accompanying professors will provide feedback to the papers that are selected for the doctoral consortium and participate actively and contribute to the discussions. The Doctoral Consortium is co-located with and will take place immediately before the EC-TEL 2011 conference. The working language of the Doctoral Consortium is English.
For more information please go to: http://www.ec-tel.eu/doctoral-consortium-ectel2011
Only electronic submissions are accepted. Please use https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcectel2011 for uploading.
Deadline for submitting applications is 15 July 2011
Met groot genoegen nodigen we U uit voor de jaarlijkse Onderwijs Research Dagen 2011 (ORD-2011) met als thema Passie voor Leren. Deze vinden plaats op 8, 9 en 10 juni 2011 op de Binnenstad Campus van de Universiteit Maastricht. Op de ORD 2011 kunt U bijdragen verwachten binnen de gebruikelijke thema's als bijvoorbeeld Leren & Instructie, Curriculum, Methodologie en Evaluatie, en Onderwijs en Samenleving. Bovendien is er speciale aandacht voor het thema “Leren & Professie” dat vanuit de Universiteit Maastricht wordt ingebracht.
The aim of the event will be raise awareness in the Regions of the forthcoming Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) calls to be published in late July 2011. While the future calls will be covered by future targeted information sessions, the conference aims to:
- encourage new local/regional actors to get acquainted with the Framework Programme;
- provide an opportunity for more established actors to share their experience with other regions, so as to mutually learn how regions are developing their research/innovation capacities and supporting business engagement in European research/innovation programmes;
- stimulate new partnerships between regions with shared or complementary research/innovation capabilities;
- inspire learning and sharing ideas on new thinking, such as smart specialisation, and how this may affect regional approaches to research and innovation.
“Digital Greece 2020 – http://digitalgreece2020.gr/” is a horizontal action based on the participation of active citizens from business, education, research and public administration. It gives the opportunity to all interested parties to address policy proposals to the central and local government, representative organizations, as well as the academic-research community with regard to the initiatives that have to be taken and the targets that have to be set for Digital Greece 2020.
GUIDE International Conference 2011 “E-learning innovative models for the integration of education, technology and research”
The 5th GUIDE International Conference will deal with key concepts and themes related to the evolution of the knowledge-based society and the personalisation, accessibility and flexibility of the new e-learning models. In this context particular attention will be paid to quality assurance in the online environment, fostering the exchange of best practices, knowledge and experiences.
€40 million, to cover over 400 grants, will be offered to researchers starting their first full-time research job in a European research institute in 2011. The €100 000 'career integration' grants are funded through the EU's Marie Curie programme and aim to encourage European scientists to return to Europe, as well as to attract the best junior researchers of other nationalities to work at European universities, companies and other institutions.
If we want to advance science and underpin innovation in Europe, we must ensure that Europe is an attractive place to work for European researchers – and we need to attract the best talent from abroad as well," said Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for education and the Marie Curie programme.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2010 working paper on employment and mobility among doctorate holders, up to 30% of European doctorate holders have worked outside Europe in the past ten years, with significant flows towards the United States. Among the reasons cited for this "brain drain" are better financial support for research and a better climate for innovation.
Other countries offer similar incentives, such as the Faculty Early Career Development Program of the National Science Foundation in the United States.
Who can apply?
In order to achieve an innovative Union, Europe needs world-class researchers who can tackle current and future challenges. The European Union is committed to inspiring, motivating, training and retaining highly-skilled researchers.
The EU career integration grants are available to researchers of any nationality. The funding is targeted at the post-doctoral level and there is no restriction on the area of research. The deadline for applications is 8 March 2011. An independent panel of top-level European and international experts evaluate and select the best researchers to receive the grants.
7000 new jobs forecast
The Marie Curie Actions are part of the People programme within the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. In 2011, the Marie Curie Actions will have a budget of €772 million and are expected to create 7 000 new jobs.
In addition to individual fellowships, the Marie Curie Actions also support doctoral candidates, partnerships between academia and industry and short-term exchanges.
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Første del af artiklen fremhæver de mest almindeligt anvendte teknologier i naturfagsundervisningen og gennemgår de enestående muligheder, de tilbyder, som ellers ikke ville kunne lade sig gøre. Efter en diskussion af disse teknologiers potentiale (eller mangel herpå), fremlægges der i artiklens anden del et forslag til anvendelse af nogle af dem i en specifik pædagogisk kontekst: en undersøgelsesbaseret læringscyklus til laboratoriearbejde. Hensigten med det forslag, der præsenteres her, er at diskutere, hvordan en bestemt undervisnings- og læringstilgang, såsom undersøgelsesbaseret læring, og en bestemt undervisnings- og læringssituation, såsom arbejde i skolelaboratoriet, kan beriges ved at anvende IKT. Til slut gives der desuden et detaljeret eksempel på, hvordan specifik IKT anvendes i laboratorietimer med en undersøgelsesbaseret tilgang. Denne praktiske case stammer fra en forskningsbaseret aktivitet i kinematik og kraftlære udviklet til gymnasieelever inden for rammerne af det lokale projekt REVIR.