EIfEL News

EIfEL will now provide even more regular updates on the activities of the team that we think will be of interest to our members and partners.

On 27 February, Serge Ravet delivered a keynote presentation at the Boule de Cristal (Crystal Ball) Conference in Montreal. Decision-makers from the worlds of business, ITC industries, governments and public bodies came together under the co-presidency of Thierry Vandal, Chief Executive of Hydro-Québec, and Julie Payette, astronaut, from the Canadian Space Agency.

In the presence of the more than 100 organisations registered and almost 1000 decision-makers, Serge opened the second day of the event on the theme “Entreprise 2.0: the Learning Organisation”. He shared his vision of how technological innovations offer us the possibility of breaking out of the ‘silos’ of formal individual learning events in order to value and exploit informal learning and the links between individual and organisational learning to achieve a (n) (e) learning organisation.

For more information: http://www.bouledecristal.crim.ca/

Also on 28 February, Maureen Layte made a keynote presentation at the “ePortfolios, identity and personalised learning in healthcare education” conference in Newcastle –upon-Tyne, England. This was organized by The Higher Education Academy for a broad range of healthcare professionals in the fields of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. 150 people attended the event to share their experience of the use of ePortfolios in initial and continuing education. The only invited speaker from outside the UK, Maureen presented a global view of the state of the art of ePortfolios in Europe. For more information on the conference and to download the keynote presentations: http://www.medev.ac.uk/workshop_resources/105/list_contents