The World of Learnig – Birmingham

The « World of Learning » is a unique event where training
rganisations, practitioners and companies meet to exchange ideas and
pave the way to modern learning environments. eVirtue will be part of
it! In a session slot, we will present our e-Learning job profiles and
the guidelines on how to align curricual to the market needs.

Check out our session on the e-Learning profiles!

Where? Birmingham, UK

When? 29/30 September 2015

More info about the event: https://www.learnevents.com/

More info about our eVirtue session: contact us!

eCult Skills Observatory on-line

The eCult skills Observatory is now on-line. It is the compilation of all information interesting for jobs, skills and competences in the cultural heritage sector. Furthermore, it gives useful practical links to information on technologies, ICT strategies for cultural heritage institutions and news on technology and culture.
For more information, visit our website

e-Skills Manifesto signed in Copenhague, Denmark

To unlock the potential of e-Skills to fuel growth and jobs, key players involved in the European e-Skills Week 2012 are committed to the essential principles contained in the ‘e-Skills Manifesto’ and summarised below:
– Commit to be more competitive through investment in ICT and ICT skills. 
– Address youth unemployment in Europe through e-Skills.  
– Foster IT leadership. 
– Commitment to life-long education and training.
– Invest in innovation.
– European leadership of global standards
– Commitment to cooperation
– Commitment to solidarity in a Digital Europe
– Prioritize e-Skills policy and scale-up implementation.
The guiding principles herewith are designed to chart a path which partners in the European e-Skills Week 2012 are poised to tread. Our commitment will secure jobs, enhance competitiveness of European business, and ensure that all Europeans enjoy the benefits of the Information Society.

Digital Disruption, a project to improve young people’s critical digital judgement skills

Digital Disruption is a specialist education project that develops and distributes the tools and training to improve young people’s critical digital judgement skills. Digital judgement combines ‘traditional’ critical thinking skills, such as source verification, with ‘new’ knowledge about how the digital world works, such as understanding search engines and YouTube.
Digital judgement skills are especially important for young people. They both trust and use the Internet more than any other generation, but are not always savvy, critical consumers of online content. This is no surprise. The older generations, often knowing even less about the Internet, are not in a position to provide the leadership and teaching young people need. Formal education also struggles to fill this void, as teachers lack the training and materials to do so.
To face this problem, Digital Disruptiom create and supply the tools and training that young people need to be savvier through real engagement and co-creation with young people. Digital Disruption arms young people with the skills they need to engage with the Internet on their own terms.
The initiative also equip educators with the skills and resources they need, yet often lack, to effectively teach digital judgement in the classroom.

Visit the project website
Related news: In the Digital Age, Why are So Many Young People Confident, but Not Competent Internet Users? And What are the Implications?

Teens overtake ICT teachers at school

According to a Microsoft study, many teenagers are immersed in technology at home – but are not able to translate this into learning technology skills at school. Such a skills gap is a « major concern » for employers, says Mr Beswick, Microsoft’s director of education. He points out that pupils will have to be able to leave school with adequate skills in information technology which will be required by the jobs market.
The survey claims that 71% of teenagers think that they learn more about information technology outside of school than in formal ICT lessons. This is especially, because most of the teenagers are used to social networking platforms. Those platforms require skills that would be useful to employers, he says, as the users are skilled in collaborating and interacting in a creative way.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12192047

CEPIS report identifies « e-Competences of European IT Professionals”

A new report published by The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) examines the e-competences of 2000 IT professionals from 28 countries across Europe. The purpose of this research is to produce and assess an up-to-date picture of the actual digital competences of IT professionals across Europe today, using profiles recognised by the labour market and analysing them based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF).
Some of the key findings of the report show that only 21% of professionals had the e-competences to match their declared profile. While IT Manager is the most declared job profile, only 8% of those who exercise the function appear to have all e-competences required for the function.

Based on its research CEPIS puts forward the following conclusions and key recommendations:

1. The young talent that Europe needs is lacking – promoting the IT profession among young people is essential.

2. Continuous Professional Development needs to play a greater role and should be targeted to existing and anticipated e-competence gaps.

3. Career paths with defined training and education requirements are needed.

4. All countries urgently need to address the gender imbalance

5. The e-CF should be applied as a pan-European reference tool to categorise competences and identify competence gaps.

Download “Professional e-Competence in Europe; Identifying the e-Competences of European IT Professionals”

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.

Do you want to receive the e-Jobs Observatory newsletter? contact us