The first e-Jobs Observatory newsletter out!

The first e-Jobs Observatory newsletter has been launched today and will be sent on a monthly basis to all interested people. The newsletter informs about all activities related to research, training, qualifications, standards, certifications and employment in the field of e-Jobs in Europe.

The e-Jobs Observatory aims at fostering better interaction between key stakeholders, improving the employability of job seekers, reducing the e-skills shortages on the EU labour market, improving the quality of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in the field of e-Jobs and making VET more transparent and comparable at European level.

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Four new e-Jobs Observatory platform supporters

ANEI, the Spanish asociation for Internet companies, For Business Consulting from Italy, Grup patronal România Moldova from Romania and the French association for multimedia jobs (AME) joined recently the e-Jobs Observatory partner network.

The four new partners appear now in the « about » section of the site together with other supporters and they will acquire editorial rights which will allow them to share information on the platform and participate in the restricted collaborative working group of e-Jobs supporters.


If you are interested in joining the network please fill in the form or contact us.

What is the US doing to prepare its citizens in the field of Internet skills?

A new Commerce Department website to give schools, libraries and job training centers the tools to help teach computer and Internet skills to US Americans who are new to the net.

The site is called digitalliteracy.gov and it offers links to everything from basic web surfing tips and online banking tutorials to resume-building services and resources on combatting cyberbullying.

The site itself is user-friendly. The tabs on the homepage break down the online tools into sections. Learn the basics, learn job skills and browse their available resources.

The launch of digitalliteracy.gov is part of an Obama administration push to ensure that all US Americans have access to high-speed internet connections and the skills needed to use them to compete in today’s digital economy.

http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/


ANIS has 10 Years !

ANIS (Association Nord Internet Solidaire) is an association settled in Lille (Nord France – Belgium border) . which was created 10 years ago in July 2001. This non profit association is very active about internet citizenship and has many actions such as ROUMICS where stakeholders share ideas and actions about social, professional integration, social development with support of ICT.

ANIS drive many actions in the Nord region and is a representative organisation of the numeric economy and stakeholders.
Website for ANIS is http://www.nord-internet-solidaire.org (in French)

Spelling mistakes ‘cost millions’ in lost online sales

An online entrepreneur says that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.
Charles Duncombe says an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.
Mr Duncombe says when recruiting staff he has been « shocked at the poor quality of written English ».
Sales figures suggest misspellings put off consumers who could have concerns about a website’s credibility, he says.

More information: BBC

French billionaires founding European School of Internet Professions

French billionaires Xavier Niel, Marc Simoncini and Jacques-Antoine are founding the European School of Internet Professions in Paris.

The three first generation Internet billionaires had a hard time finding people with the right qualifications and skills.

Therefore this privately owned school wants to train 150-200 students through a three year program in web programming, web design and other disciplines of the sector.


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Google+ guide: how good is it?

It’s the perfect anti-social network – so should you be hoping for an invite?
Peter Robinson published an analysis about the new Google + network in the Guardian
Here is a new and brilliant way to connect with people, » your friend will say to you. They say this every 18 months, and each time your heart sinks. All you can see is a clock counting down to social network Armageddon: the precise point when you are somehow cyberfriends, yet again, with your mum, your boss, all your exes and that boy who thinks (wrongly) he went to school with you.
You can agree or not ! but your opinion is interesting to us ! just comment here !

How to write for the Web ? just KISS !

Curated by Editoile (French communication agency )

A web redactor needs to keep some principles in mind to write correctly for the web : we can summarise as follows :
just KISS :
Keep It Short and Simple
This does not mean without style but just sweet and simple.
Just simplify formulation, to be understandable at first blick. This is not simple, it means to work hard to be clear like a water source ! Does each word has an added value ?

Lack of educational software and support staff to foster ICT in Education

The new report “Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at School” published by the European Commission examines the evolution of ICT infrastructure in schools in terms of networks, hardware and software.

The document looks at how ICT is being used in educational processes and incorporated into curricula before focusing on its role in enabling the development of innovative teaching methods. It also examines the promotion of transversal as well as job-related key competences, and the role of ICT in this process.

One of the key findings of the report shows that there is not a great disparity between schools in availability of ICT equipment but that there is still a lack of educational software and support staff. Teachers usually acquire ICT-related skills during their initial training, but further professional development is less common but needed.

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture,Multilingualism and Youth indicates that “The solution to an effective use of ICT in education, however, is not technology itself. Most European countries have made significant investments over the last years with a view to ensuring universal access to ICT, with considerable success. The focus of today’s policy in the field should now move to advancing our understanding of how the new technologies are and can best be used in schools to support learning, and what are the barriers in the way of success.

Download the report