Thursday, September 26, 2013

Open Education Europa

A new initiative by European Commission: "Opening up Education".
  • Commission launches "Opening up Education" to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities.
  • To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission today launches a new website, Open Education Europa, which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.
"The education landscape is changing dramatically, from school to university and beyond: open technology-based education will soon be a 'must have', not just a 'good-to-have', for all ages. We need to do more to ensure that young people especially are equipped with the digital skills they need for their future. It's not enough to understand how to use an app or program; we need youngsters who can create their own programs. Opening up Education is about opening minds to new learning methods so that our people are more employable, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial." Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.