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:

More info about our eVirtue session: contact us!

The Future of e-Learning Jobs – Workshop, Wroclaw 17 September 2015

During 2 years, a team of 7 partners from 5 EU countries (Poland, Germany, UK, Greece, France) worked on identifying skills and competences necessary to take advantage of digital technolgoies for learning. The results are 5 consolidated profiles of job descriptions that will help to adjust curricula to market needs, and training guidelines. These were presented at this international workshop, followed by discussions with the audience and experts.


Running the e-Virtue project – cooperation, research, problems and challenges
Maciej Czarnecki PhD., Wrocław University of Economics

E-learning role profiles as the results of the rese arch conducted in e-Virtue project
Ed Mahood PhD., DEKRA Akademie GmbH, Germany

Training Guidelines in the context of findings in e-Virtue project
Adamantia Spanaka PhD, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Evaluation of the results of the e-Virtue
Prof. Dr. Robert Dębski, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

The value of e-Virtue project in the real market place
MMag. Thomas Lung, BA, Europa-Wirtschaftsschulen Wien, Austria

Promote your training! How to get a « Label of Excellence »
Małgorzata Matyja PhD., Wrocław University of Economics

e-Learning jobs … Indeed

Finding a job when you don’t have one is difficult enough, but I’m still waiting for more support from all the technology that is allegedly available to us.

Indeed is yet another online job-search portal, claiming of course to be the largest in the world, present in over 50 countries and available in 28 languages. When you simply go to the main site, you get redirected to the language of your local provider’s server. If you’re an English-only speaker in a foreign country, you might have trouble finding what you’re looking for. Technology that supports allows for user interaction. The ability to select one’s langauge of choice and country of choice would be a place to start. In this regard, the portal isn’t all that different than most portals I’ve seen.

Being interested in the state of available e-learning jobs in Germany, I simply punched in « e-learning » as my only search criteria. I was shown a list of over 750 jobs, which is actually very impressive until you take a closer look. There was a number of sales and marketing jobs included, but not necessarily with e-learning companies or directly related to the topic itself. There was also sound portiong of project-manager positions, also not necessarily related to e-learning, and, not unexpectedly, jobs for teachers and trainers in general were included.

While being fully aware that searching for anything can be an arduous task, I still think it’s a good idea to provide real support if you’re claiming to want to help. Better filtering, more options, readily available, and erring on the conservative side are all part of this. There’s a lot to be found on the portal, that’s for sure, but you still have to put in a good amount of effort to find what you’re really looking for.

Workshop on e-Learning in Wroclaw, 6 November 2014

The workshop on e-Learning, organised in the framework of the Lifelong Learning project eVirtue by the Economic University of Wroclaw, gave interesting insights into the latest trends of e-Learning. With regard to language learning, two approaches were identified:

« For e-Learning there is the tutorial and instrumental approach in using technology: for the latter, the teacher is still there, We do not need to use machine translation, computer is just a window to the outside world. There is little room for translation tools or voice recognition tool. There is a lot of it, though,  in the tutorial approach: in absence of a teacher and the community, the PC has to take over that role« , says Robert Debski, Jagellon University of Cracow.

More information about e-Learning role profiles.

Role Profiles for e-Learning professions on-line

As a results of the Lifelong Learning Project eVirtue, six e-Learning role profiles have been identified and referred to the European Qualifications Framework and the e-Competence Framework, for uniform application in the EU. The profiles are: 

  1. e-Learning Architect
  2. e-Learning Content Developer (one part of a broader teaching/training role)
  3. e-Learning Content Developer (full-time specialist)
  4. e-Learning Curriculum designer
  5. Online Tutor
  6. Virtual Classroom Facilitator

The definition of competences and skills will help Vocational Training Organisation to adapt their curricula to market needs, which will lead to better skilled persons that can bridge the skills gap in digital professions. 
For more information, visit e-Learning focus area or contact us

French e-Learning Excellence Awards

The french e-learning Excellence awards took place in Paris on June 19th 2014. Different categories were awarded :

Best training process : Job

Best training process  : Corpporate or Management

Best training process : Education

The jury Grand Prix 2014 was awarded to Vinci Park for Form’Box

IFCAM University from Credit Agricole was awarded for an e-learning process named NICE to guaranty to 21 millions clients service homogeneity

University of Versailles got the award for best Job process

Centrale School Lille received the award for Education for the ABC Project Management MOOC

29 Applications were selected for the event and a round up about e-learning tendances was presented ;

Fastrak has joined the e-Jobs Observatory

Fastrak Consulting Ltd specialises in the application of e-learning and blended learning to the workplace. It provides consulting services to public and private sector organisations across Europe. 
Clive Shepherd, the founder, is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s foremost experts on workplace learning, with hundreds of published articles and several highly-acclaimed books to his name, including The Blended Learning Cookbook and The New Learning Architect. He speaks regularly at major international conferences and contributes regularly to his blog, Clive on Learning.
Fastrak is pleased to support the e-Jobs Observatory in its work encouraging the IT industry throughout the EU. 
The e-Jobs Observatory engages ICT SMEs in the development of new Job Profiles of the digital economy. Interested in supporting us? Click here.

Interactive Network, the interactive native maker

The French organization Interactive Natives (Bordeaux) aims to create innovation through services and products for education: creation of e-learning platforms, multimedia websites, apps for mobile phones and tablets, professional videos, serious games, … They decided to join the e-Jobs Observatory to participate and collaborate within the network.
« We are interested to offer all partners of the e-Jobs Observatory our support for creating rich visual and interactive content as well as provide our knowledge to the whole community of this Network. » said Andrés Sandoval from Interactive Natives. « And on the other hand we strongly believe in interaction and connections between supporters for a same objective that can help everybody in their own organizations.« 
Interactive Natives provides also educational programs that allows students to identify and manipulate several ICT’s tools and platforms for communication and engagement purposes. These courses are made for everybody that want to become an « interactive native ».

European Commission and Member States: how they are supporting Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions?

On 21-22 March 2013 a high level event on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) is taking place in Berlin, Germany. The program of the event as well as the instructions for registration can be found on the Berlin event website. Participation to the event is open and free of charge.
This high-level event will offer an opportunity to hear first-hand from the European Commission and Member States how they are supporting the implementation of PCP and PPI. In other words, how public purchasers (and private procurers) are enabled to buy better and/or cheaper products and services while at the same time boosting innovation.
From a European perspective, European Commission services will present 2013 CIP and FP7 calls for proposals as well as future financial instruments (Horizon 2020, CEF, Structural funds 2014-2020) to support the demand for innovation and innovative procurement. Public procurers and other stakeholders interested to network or share/present experiences in preparation of future EU calls for PCP and PPI projects can contact the EU officials on the event program to actively participate in the breakout session 7 on public buyers networks for future applications to EU calls on PCP and PPI. Contact in particular for the CIP-ICT-PSP-2013 calls supporting PPI pilots (in ICT fo! r health and ageing well) and the FP7-ICT-2013-11 call supporting PCP projects (in e-learning and digital preservation). 
Background info about submission deadlines, scope for currently open FP7 and CIP calls on PCP and PPI can be found on the calls page of the PCP-PPI website.