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1 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 1 Scaling up action on ICT for learning in Europe Liina Munari European Commission DG Information society and Media E3 – Cultural heritage and technology-enhanced learning

2 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 2 ICT for learning – for whom? Formal education: formal institutional framework, primary/secondary schools, higher education, vocational education and training Life-long learning: continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual, including training at workplace, couselling, tutoring, mentorship, apprenticeship, as well as informal activities such as self-paced learning, life-experience etc

3 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 3 Commonalities? Due to technological innovation and widespread availability: –Individualisation of learning –Richer experiences –Ubiquity of access to learning across subjects, ages, cultures, skills and systems Emergence of clear patterns towards a global, open and ubiquitous concept of learning – inside and outside of the classroom

4 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 4 Specificities? Both sectors have their specificities and distinct stakeholders Targeted way of addressing No « one–size-fits all » solution

5 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 5 Challenges? Methods Content Technologies

6 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 6 Challenges: Education Methods: ensure universal access to efficient and high quality education (including assessment), financing the wide deployment of ICT solutions Content: Immature fragmented markets, language barriers, US dominance, availability of curriculum related, affordable and quality educational resources, deployment and take-up Technology: EU players vs. US dominance, market immaturity, digital competences, maintenance, cost (devices, software, services)

7 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 7 Challenges: Life-long learning Methods: fast re-skilling / upskilling for jobs, efficiency and performance, perception of economic value of learning investments, digital divide and inclusion Content: access to quality, affordable and personalised digital educational content, economy of scale, language barriers Technology: quality, cost-effectiveness, integration with enterprise solutions, accessibility

8 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 8 What could INFSO do? Status quo? –Solid R&D baseline enabled technology progress and use for wider market uptake –Research and supply driven approach –New instruments (prizes, PCP) BUT: –How to speed-up adoption by of institutional stakeholders –How to ensure engagement in the innovation process

9 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 9 What could INFSO do? Focus on schools? –Member States have started to integrate ICTs in the steering documents and practice –Acceleration of the modernisation process in partnership with institutional actors and technologists driven by a shared vision BUT: –Commission has a limited mandate in education –Institutional change is slow

10 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 10 What could INFSO do? Focus on life-long learning? –Stimulate market development through a mix of demand and supply measures –Business productivity and competitiveness, and availability of an open, universal and low-cost access to learning for all –Piecemeal solutions could deliver many successes BUT: –Large numbers of areas and stakeholders –The variety of needs to cover –Complexity of building smoothly on the Member States actions in various policy fields

11 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 11 What could INFSO do? « Learning digitally, anytime, anywhere » –Mobilise the stakeholders and resources –Capitalise on recent and future technology and ecosystem progress –Support learning in continuum from schools to organisational and individual learning –Holistic learner-centred approach, engage directly with stakeholders, –Driven by technology and supply industry and wide potential user communities reinforcing and learning from each other and developing the necessary mindshare for change

12 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 12 Key conditions for success: High-level political engagement and partnership Support through Dialogue with key players and decision-makers (politicians, industry, visionaries) Presence in key stakeholder platforms in Europe and beyond Advisory group / Think Tank

13 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 13 Key conditions for success: Research and development Focus, prioritise, strengthen research in H2020, including new devices and concepts (eg tablets, cloud etc) Roadmap with public and private stakeholders, including industry and end users, to pave way for better adoption

14 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 14 Key conditions for success Innovation Mobilise the entire range of EU innovation instruments in H2020 to support the European learning industry, incl inducement prize contests, access to finance, procurement of innovation Regional pilots, hubs of excellence, « lighthouses » involving all stakeholders and sharing experience Strategy for educational content together with the publishers

15 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 15 Game changer? Watch this space!!!

16 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 16 Where to find learning in the DG CONNECT? As of 1 July 2012: DG CONNECT Unit G4 « Youth, skills, accessibility » Head of Unit: Pat MANSON Deputy Head of Unit: Marco MARSELLA

17 VISIR seminar - 9 May Bologna, IT 17 Thank you for your attention!


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