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The Dutch Municipality of Utrecht now offers a digital practice environment for people who have difficulty using government websites. The virtual assistant ‘Steffie’ helps users by explaining digital and administrative procedures.

Contemporary schools have not changed significantly since the 19th century. From primary level (elementary schools) to tertiary level of education (colleges and universities), the predominant approach to teaching is ex-cathedra teaching with assessment system based on grades. What has changed over the years are teaching and learning tools, but the methods have remained the same. In this context, information and communication technology is viewed as a tool supporting the traditional education systems.



This document provided the starting-point for discussions at the follow-up meeting with the strategy partners on 19 January 2016, where the intention was to clarify focus areas and the strategy process. It will also be possible to highlight more specific proposals or clarify previous input. This is the final version, and it includes input and details.


Effective technologies, when successfully applied, have the capacity to change lives. Technologies are successful where their application provides a solution to a problem; they enable us to perform previously unachievable tasks – design flaws notwithstanding…
23 February 2017
by Michael Stewart

The European Inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning is a regularly updated overview of validation practises and arrangements across Europe. It is compiled in cooperation with the European Commission.