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02-05. 07. 2006.

EU eLearning Conference 2006

The EU eLearning 2006 - Technology Enhanced Learning Conference was organised as the third EU-wide event of such series - at this time in Helsinki, Finland on 4-5 July. On the basis of pre-registration relevant organisations of the EU made decision about the experts to be invited and the possibilities of exhibition. It's a great improvement that compared with the last year's conference in Brussels when the only representative of Hungarian higher education was Maria Kocsis Baan, director of NHRDEC, this year experts of more Hungarian universities and colleges, as well as IT organisations could participate in the two days' program. We represented our Centre at the exhibition as well where our eTaster Minerva project was presented. At our exhibition pitch many prestigious visitors from all around the world could get acquainted with our activities (gallery).

Ms. Maruja Gutierrez Diaz

Ms. Maruja Gutierrez Diaz Head of Unit Innovation and Transversal policies. European Commission - DG for Education and Culture (left side) at our stand of eTaster project

More visitors at our stand and the pictures of exhibition, for the videos click on the titles (eTaster project standcam - (eLearning 2006 exhibition) cam

Before the Conference the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (organisation in Brussels for coordinating educational and cultural programs of the EU) invited coordinators of Minerva and eLearning projects for a one-day professional consultation/symposium. Brian Holmes - leader of the unit responsible for Comenius / Grundtvig / e-Learning / Lingua programs - invited three projects to be presented in the framework of Content development workshop - among them, eTaster Minerva project was presented. Further information and interviews with conference organisers in the elearningeuropa portal:

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12-13. 06. 2006.

7th eLearning Forum

The 7th eLearning Forum was organised on 12-13 June 2006 in SZAMALK Education and Information Technology Ltd., Budapest. The main topic was the second National Development Plan (2007-2013), in coherency with the European Union's strategy for "growth and employment" announced in 2005 - in which the i2010 lays store by the development and propagation of information society, lifelong learning and eLearning. Discussions focused on:

  • the current tasks of eLearning quality assurance;
  • discovering applying possibilities of eLearning technology;
  • introducing last year's experiences on eLearning training material development and adaptation for companies, (adult) training and (higher) education;
  • introducing the use of mobile phone and digital TV as new communication technologies in education;
  • organising tutorials of Moodle and Ilias platforms supporting practical application of eLearning training material development.

20. 04. 2006.

Consultation of distance education/e-learning experts from higher education institutions

All Hungarian higher education institutions were invited to a consultation on 20 April 2006, where the leaders, experts of distance education/e-learning organisations from 20 institutions discussed the development tasks, common interests and problems of the near future. Tamás Köpeczi Bócz, Deputy State Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Education gave a lecture on "eLearning as a challenge and possibility in national education development". The leaders of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) gave us information about the possibilities of European cooperation through videoconference. The closing event of the discussion was the signing of a Declaration that takes stand on the necessity of establishing a professional higher education organisation with the objective of supporting the development of national distance education/e-learning, enhancing its effectiveness, propagating and utilizing its results in order to enhance the national and international cooperation. The final objective of our initiative was to substantiate the establishment of a national virtual university network after analysing the models of European "Virtual University" organisations. The institutions signing the present document were willing to participate in the process of working out the organisational form, operation conditions and business models. They delegated the North Hungarian Regional Distance Education Centre, University of Miskolc to coordinate the process of establishment.