--- Posted by Javier Hernández-Ros, DG INFSO, Head of unit: Cultural Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning
On 16 June, in the framework of the Digital Agenda Assembly, we will have the opportunity to discuss with Member States' representatives, experts and stakeholders how to support the mainstreaming of eLearning in national policies as an agent for modernization of education, for all subjects and skills. Mainstreaming eLearning is one of the key actions of the Digital agenda for Europe.
President Obama recently stated, “we're sending today our children out into a 21st century economy by sending them through the doors of 20th century schools”. This applies to a large extent to schools in Europe as well. If we want to ensure a bright future for our young generations and build the knowledge economy of the twenty first century, Europe has no choice than to continue modernizing its education and training systems, making full use of the potential of ICT.