The “Emerging Technologies Landscape report” authored by the HoTEL project presents the analysis of a set of trends and technologies (already adopted/successfully piloted/emerging) to support new forms of learning in higher education, corporate training and individual, social network-based professional networks.
The report firstly includes the identification and clustering of the most researched technologies within the European Union, the analysis of the areas of learning where these technologies can be applied, and also the evolution of the research over the last years. Secondly it spots generic ICT that can be –among other uses- also utilised for supporting learning and specific technologies and applications specially designed to support/enhance learning in one of the three contexts targeted by the project. And thirdly, it presents the results of the assessment of the relevance of those technologies and their possible impact on the learning practices in each of the educational sectors addressed by the project.
Report on good practice innovative applications of learning theories in Technology Enhanced Learning
The HoTEL Support Action aims to contribute to more effective, holistic and faster innovation cycles in European Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), focusing on the design, testing and validation of a new innovation working method.
Marking the successful conclusion of the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference held in Dublin on 20-21 May 2013, the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) have released the paper entitled “Open Innovation 2.0 – A New Paradigm”, which outlines the key emerging characteristics and practices of Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) and how it can practically help address key European challenges.
The OI2 paper and the Dublin Innovation Declaration were the key outputs from the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference in Dublin. The paper outlines key emerging characteristics of the new Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm, whilst the Declaration outlines 10 key actions to advance progress in the EU towards achieving the Europe 2020 goals of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth.
SouthCHI 2013, the first International Conference on Human Factors in Computing & Informatics, will be held on July 1-3 in Maribor (Slovenia).
The new series of international conferences SouthCHI aim to focus on every aspect of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), a field which has been extremely successful in the last 30 years, changing computing to the benefit of end users. Advanced mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive computing have dramatically changed the way we interact with information, making human factors an essential part of computer science and informatics in all areas of our daily life.
The complete programme of SouthCHI 2013 is available here. The keynote speakers for this first edition of the conference are Helwig Hauser, from the University of Bergen (Norway), and Norbert A. Streitz, scientific director of the Smart Future Initiative (Germany).
SouthCHI will be a biannual event, being organized in the odd years, and will visit Alpe-Adrian, South, South-Eastern and Mediterranean countries.
The SmartCulture project aims to analyse, stimulate and promote pioneering and engaging digital experiences, transforming passive audiences of cultural heritage into active practitioners.
Most of the eight regions involved in the SmartCulture project have a very high population, a very rich cultural heritage, as well as a dynamic contents production, and all of them have a strong relationship to European Capitals of Culture, as winners or candidates.
The consortium will promote the creation of engaging digital experiences for access to cultural resources by the cross fertilization between ICT enterprises, Creative and Cultural Industries (especially SMEs) and research stakeholders across Europe. This cross fertilization will lead to new opportunities and good practices for innovative digital access to cultural resources and digital cultural mediation.
These challenges fully comply with the objectives of the Work Program for ICT of the FP7 and the EU Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 and with the conclusions of the Green Paper on Cultural and Creative Industries.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the third edition of its annual Young Innovators’ Competition, offering talented social technopreneurs the opportunity to present their ideas to industry leaders at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok this November – as well as winning funding, mentorship and ongoing support.
Open to 18-26 year-olds worldwide, the Young Innovators’ Competition is looking for concrete solutions using cutting-edge technology to one of six Global Challenges developed in partnership with specialized UN agencies and leading private sector players:
- Improve employment opportunities for young people and migrant workers
- Reduce food and water wastage at individual and retail level
- Facilitate access to public services for the elderly
- Improve natural disaster prediction and response
- Improve road safety for both drivers and pedestrians
- Protect sensitive personal data and inspire the creation of local digital content
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. The competition seeks pragmatic, market-oriented, scalable solutions making use of connected technologies, such as augmented reality, mobile apps, 3D printing or geospatial tracking.
Submissions may be either in the form of a concept, well-researched or documented ideas which have not yet been implemented, or a start-up, which is already up and running but in need of funding to take it to the next stage.
Ten finalists selected by a committee of experts will win the chance to attend ITU Telecom World 2013, the platform for high-level debate, networking and knowledge-sharing, as well as an ICT showcase, which will be held 19-22 November in Bangkok, Thailand, on the theme "Embracing Change in a Digital World".
The deadline for initial submissions is 30 June 2013.
'Vision in an Increasingly Mobile World', an event organised by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), will be held on 15 May 2013 in London, UK.
Modern mobile computing creates interesting opportunities and challenges for computer vision research. This meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners, from both industry and academia, interested in all aspects of mobile computer vision - be it within consumer devices, autonomous/embedded systems or novel deployment domains.
In this new edition of Open Thoughts, international personalities from academia, business or cultural world answer the question Ready for a SMARTer world?. Through this blog, explore how technological advances and engineering new knowledge can help us to build new societies, new enterprises, new horizons — SMARTer ones.
How can technology address the challenges of today's world? Can we handle the large amount of data that surrounds us? Can ICT and Internet help us be more sustainable and more competitive? This blog, created by the Open University of Catalunya (UOC), launches a debate on whether we are prepared to make smarter use of technology.
Open Thoughts is an annual initiative of the Research and Transfer Support Office is to (OSRT) of the UOC and it had its first experience in 2012 with a blog about gender and ICT. Last year, twenty international personalities answered the question What if Steve Jobs had been a woman? OSRT hopes that this new blog will garner the same success as last year's edition.
Open Thoughts Smarter blog: http://openthoughtsmarter.blogs.uoc.edu/
ICSO-HAROSA research group: http://dpcs.uoc.edu/joomla/
Internet Interdisciplinary Institut:
Research and Transfer Support Office: http://www.uoc.edu/portal/en/recerca-innovacio/activitat-rdi/index.html
Open Thoughts Gender & ICT blog: http://openthoughts.blogs.uoc.edu/