Serge Ravet is Innovation Director at ADPIOS, a not for profit organisation created in 2010 to address the issues related to identity construction in a world where digital and networked technologies colonise an ever increasing space in our lives. ADPIOS is one of the outcomes of a ten year partnership between EIfEL, the European Institute for E-Learning, and Espace Mendès France, a leading centre for the diffusion of scientific, technical and industrial culture, based in Poitiers (France) with active partnerships in Europe, the USA, Québec, South America and the Caribbean.
Serge is currently leading Badge Europe! and Europortfolio, two European initiatives aiming at increasing the accessibility, transparency, trustworthiness and quality of formal and informal education in Europe. He is particularly interested in exploring how to create the conditions for placing informal recognition of informal learning on a par with formal recognition of formal learning.
Serge advocates a holistic view of learning and knowledge technologies, integrating individual, community, territorial and organisational learning —he has organised 2 conferences on Learning Regions and Cities. His work on ePortfolio and identity construction has led him to publish The Internet of Subjects Manifesto to explore the opportunities for creating a world where individuals are in full control of their personal data to lay the foundations of a society and economy based on more balanced relationships between individuals, institutions and businesses.
Previously, he contributed to the creation of the European Institute for E-Learning (EIfEL, 2001), the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL, 2008) and the Internet of Subjects Forum (IoS Forum, 2010).
Combining both technological and pedagogical expertise (30 years experience in learning technologies, training and human resources development) with work experience in Europe and the USA, he is retained as a learning technology expert, a consultant in a number of European projects and a keynote speaker. He has published numerous articles on individual and organisational learning technologies, ePortfolios, competency development and recognition, quality systems. Since 2003 he has also led the organisation of international ePortfolio and Identity Conferences (ePIC) in Europe (from Poitiers 2003 to London 2014) and beyond (from Australia to Canada).