In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Assess@Learning (A@L) policy experimentation plays its full role as it has the potential to turn the challenges posed by the pandemic into an opportunity to transform education. By forcing schools to close and adopt remote or hybrid teaching practices, the pandemic has shed light on the learning methods of students and the support they need to become autonomous learners. The learning journey offered by A@L, based on a toolkit proposing concrete tools and strategies, will hopefully contribute to helping schools in reshaping their approach to learning and assessment and equip them to deal with the educational challenges of COVID and post-COVID societies.

Through a selection of timeless European films, immerse yourself and your students in film education. Breathe life into your history, French, or geography lessons by compiling them with our selection of films and documentaries from the European film heritage.

Online learning – particularly when offered at scale in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – offers the potential to address the constant, global need for more teacher training. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why teachers may be hesitant to study in a fully online programme.

Covid-19 put digital infrastructures at schools and homes to the test. Policy makers discussed first lessons learned from the crisis during an online webinar, with a focus on Belgium, Finland and Estonia. As in many other areas, the outbreak of Covid-19 only amplified issues related to digital infrastructure that already existed prior to the crisis.

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"We saw a spectacular growth of teachers' ICT skills. What normally can be achieved in 5 to 6 years, we have reached in the Netherlands in about 7 months", Eric Welp, Kennisnet.

Online courses and seminars can be a beneficial form of continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers, according to further analysis of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey TALIS data. Yet only 34% of teachers in the European Union have participated in online training in the past year according to the TALIS survey, suggesting a significant untapped potential for online professional learning.

In this era of innovation in education, new learning environments such as makerspaces are gaining popularity in school communities in Europe and all over the world. More and more school leaders are investing in transforming their traditional school spaces in pursuit of creating new and creative ways of learning.

IMPACT EdTech, the European Incubator-Accelerator that helps EdTech start-ups and SMEs turn ideas into market-ready products, has announced the names of the 15 selected start-ups entering the incubation stage of the programme and the 10 pre-selected companies that will be fast-tracked to acceleration.

The European Film Factory invites anyone with an interest in film education to join the online event "Welcome to the European Film Factory - Cinema Is The New School" on 13 October at 16:00 to 18:00 CEST.

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