25 September 2013: European Commission presents Opening up Education
Tomorrow the European Commission will publish a Communication on Opening up Education which aims to stimulate high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through digital technologies and content.
By making learning environments more open and delivering quality education more efficiently, the EU aims to create a better skilled workforce which will boost jobs, competitiveness and growth.
Opening up Education proposes measures at EU and national levels, including helping learning institutions, teachers and students of all ages to acquire digital skills and new learning methods.
The initiative also seeks to support the development and availability of open educational resources.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President responsible for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will jointly present Opening up Education.
The event will be webstreamed live [ http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?page=1&date=09/25/2013&institution=0#s240012 ]here starting at 14.30 CET.