COVID-19 crisis is the catalyst of change in education

COVID-19 crisis forces people to slow down, stay at home, and keep social distancing.  At the same time, the crisis becomes a catalyst for educational institutions and pedagogic communities to rapidly cope with changing requirements in distance learning.  Innovative, scalable and flexible solutions are demanded to keep run learning, teaching, and assessment. From a critical point of…

Digital education in European youth

We are currently going through a very difficult situation with the new coronavirus hovering above our heads and changing the world as we know it. As a result, the worldwide market is going to be completely different when this threat is over. However, it is not going to change entirely. The worldwide market is already…

ViSuAl Project: Using Video-Supported Collaborative Learning in teacher education and vocational education

ViSuAL is a Video-Supported Education Alliance between six Higher Education Institutions (from Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia) and six educational technology companies (from Portugal, England, Finland, Switzerland). EAPRIL is an associated partner organisation in this Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project (2018-2020). ViSuAL project has been introduced in EAPRIL conferences. Last year in Estonia there was a spotlight symposium…

EAPRIL 2020: “Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0”

Digitisation affects not only industry, but also learning – this will constitute the primary focus of the EAPRIL 2020 conference. The venue is the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein, Austria – in the heart of the beautiful Tyrolean Alps. This year’s EAPRIL conference invites researchers, experts, and practitioners from all over the world to…

Meaningful learning through the eyes of practitioner researchers

At the EAPRIL Conference 2019 held in Tartu – Estonia up to 500 participants were encouraged to reflect on the theme of “Meaningful learning in different settings”. Meaningful learning, which is considered to involve a critical and deep learning approach, and being rich in creating links and connections, has often been set against rote learning.…

Diversity in educational organizations and corporations: opportunities and dilemmas for improving learning (Cloud 8)

EAPRIL Cloud 8 Diversity & Equality in Different Contexts organised an online conference titled ‘Diversity in educational organizations and corporations: opportunities and dilemmas for improving learning’ on Friday September 27, 2019. The event was an opportunity to share and discuss research findings, progress with on-going projects, policy developments and good practice around the conference theme.…