Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, outlined some of the ideas which will be explored as part of the Commission's new strategy on 'Opening up Education' when she addressed European Ministers and high-level policy-makers in Oslo.
The way in which education and training systems can fully reap the benefits of modern technologies is at the core of the meeting, organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Cyprus Presidency of the EU. The Commission intends to launch its new strategy, focused on the use of ICT and open educational resources (OER) to enhance education and skills development, by mid-2013.
"The digital revolution must not stop at the classroom. The web, social networks and online open educational resources offer huge possibilities to modernise teaching and learning. These are areas where EU cooperation adds value and delivers results," said Commissioner Vassiliou ahead of her visit.
Ministers of Education from EU Member States, candidate countries as well as EFTA states participated in the two-day event.