elearningeuropa.info, the European reference portal on education and technology, has just been relaunched on a brand new platform and with new features. The new site is designed and built in a user-centred way and contains participatory tools to communicate, share and discuss.
The new platform is the result of a year’s work of careful planning and design. The aim was to develop the technological solution that is most suited to user requests and facilitates a better flow of ideas and interaction.
The European Commission initiated elearningeuropa.info nine years ago, to support the transformation of education through technology. Available in 21 languages, the portal has now become a key forum to generate and present ideas.
elearningeuropa.info has more than 35 000 registered users with an average of 16 000 monthly visits. Thanks to this large user base the portal provides great opportunities for research and exchange of ideas and information amongst researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers across Europe.
The portal re-launch will benefit from the use of cutting edge open source technology: A new Content Management System (CMS) has been deployed based on the award winning ‘Drupal’.
Blogs, TV channel, user groups
The relaunched portal presents its online journal ‘eLearning Papers’ in a new visual identity and structure. It has new functionalities which will allow the creation of blogs, to offer users the chance to express their opinions and insight. The portal will also feature a dedicated TV channel which gives visitors the possibility to find the most relevant and best videos about education and technology in one place.
In addition, users will in future be able to create communities and working groups around themes and topics of interest and use these privileged spaces to display their content to a wider audience.