Newsletter (octubre 2011)

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October 2011
Highlights of the month eLearning Papers. The 26th edition, Social networking supporting learning, in now online. In this issue of eLearning Papers we have several articles describing the use of social network services and social media in the process of learning languages. Using social network in language learning comes naturally; language is, after all, a social activity. Some of the papers present experiments with informal learning practices, such as self-organized communications among students using social tools, or more designed uses of social network services in transition guidance to University. Authors: Teemu Leinonen, Tapio Koskinen. Read more. Lifelong Learning Programme 2012 Call for Proposals
The Commission has published the general call for proposals for 2012 for participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme. Through the programme the EU enables people of all ages to gain experience through studies, training or learning abroad and supports co-operation between schools, universities and enterprises in different European countries. Read more. eLearning Europa attends the Media & Learning Conference Brussels 2011.
We will present eLearning Europa’s features in this important event. On 24 and 25 November 2011, two members of our team will be part of the the Media & Learning Conference 2011 (for the detailed programme, click here. We will Tweet live from both the conference and the Medea Awards 2011 (sessions of the conference will be linked to the competition). Read more. The Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning project.
The Folk DC project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through using Folk songs, and activities around the songs, in 10 European languages. Read more.

Community Community. Check out in the Digital Agenda Community the ‘Call for the e-inclusion 2012 awards’. The European Commission has established the e-Inclusion Awards to raise awareness, encourage participation and recognise excellence and good practice in using ICT and digital technology to tackle social and digital exclusion across Europe. We welcome everyone interested in the challenges of Mainstreaming eLearning in education and training to participate in this community. Read more.

TV Channel TV Channel. Watch in our TV channel an interesting video about ‘Human rights’ education, part of a web 2.0 project for political education called ‘WissensWerte’, a project of the German non-profit organisation Read more.

Ongoing topics on the portal

2012 Adult Learners’ Week nominations open
EIT launches its first Entrepreneurship awards

CALL FOR PAPERS ****Change in Education**** - 2nd ESSIE ANNUAL CONVENTION 2012 - PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 January 2012
6 Best Practices for Universities Embracing Social Media

Youth in Action Programme: Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth
Education For All Crowdsourcing Challenge
eTwinning Prizes 2012

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