eLearning tends to be adopted on large scale worldwide and the needs, effectiveness and benefits of these new learning methods are confirmed by specialists in education.
Over four hundred specialists in education – ministers, advisers, academicians, IT directors and teachers from dozens of countries gathered in Bucharest for the conference eduVision 2020, meant to support the adoption of eLearning and to discuss how to develop education.
According to the echoes that reached 27 countries on 3 continents, eduVision was a success. Essential information about the event were translated into 27 languages, transmitted and received by the major international press agencies, being now available worldwide.
“eduVision is an extremely good platform for bringing together people from the cognitive learning sciences and education with people from information technology sciences. So I wish them all the best, I wish them success. I see a bright future that may be part of a process that will lead us to a different and a better world, especially for education”, said Andreas Demetriou, former Minister of Education in Cyprus.
“The initiative eduVision 2020 is a good lesson we must learn. We all know that the school should be in line with life. The school must be attractive to our students and will be only when we will integrate education technology in all schools in Moldova”, said Tatiana Potâng, Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova.
“Back in my days, we were using all our fingers. Nowadays, children use only one, usually the forefinger, to handle electronic books on their tablets”, said Abdalla Al Amiri, Advisor to the Minister of Education in UAE.
The initiative is launched by SIVECO Romania, a regional leader in eLearning, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Communications and Information Society in partnership with Agora Group and the leading world players in IT – Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.
“eduVision encourages regional, national and international partnerships, in order to implement projects designed to increase performance in education by exploiting the potential of ICT. All public, private and non-governmental organizations having as activity the integration of ICT in education are invited to attend the conference”, said Irina Socol, President & CEO SIVECO Romania.
eduVision is an important platform for disseminating the examples of good practice and for discussing the trends and innovations in the eLearning field. All the participants considered that the event was extremely necessary and useful, bringing into public attention subjects of great impact for the future development of education and the role of technology in education.
“The investments done in education must ensure sustainable development for teachers and school managers. Our ministry adapted the education development strategies to the current needs. Our goal is to support teachers to acquire skills for enabling them to use the new technologies”, said Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed Tobal, Chief Information Officer within the Ministry of Education in Egypt.
“The great changes in education require time and a holistic approach. I have presented to the members of European Commission SIVECO Romania’s expertise in implementing the decisions to improve education and they were very satisfied. Education is the final frontier of digital revolution. I am confident that we will step forward to a digital education and a real digital society” said Florin Lupescu, Principal Advisor DG Information Society and Media at European Commission.