Detail from wall in the Alhambra, Granada

This is a reminder that EFQUEL (the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning) is holding a three day forum on ‘“Learning for Open Innovation…. Transformation and Change for Future Learning” between September 5-7, 2012. Registration is open and there are still places left.

The forum is focusing on the following questions: How can we turn our traditional educational institutions into (r)evolutionary leading organisations? How can innovation be stimulated? It will observe and analyse how open innovation can be used to transform today’s educational institutions. Educational institutions have mostly taken an evolutionary approach to respond to the challenges of the modern world. But the incremental innovation of our educational institutions is not sufficient to cope with the ongoing fundamental transformation of societies.
The forum offers key decision-makers in government, institutions and faculties the chance to offer and discuss strategies and actions that can foster radical change within post-secondary education.


The University of Granada, Granada, Spain


Keynote speakers:

  • Stephan Atsou is a pioneer in online learning in Belgium and an expert on the evolution of corporate e-learning.
  • Graham Attwell, a specialist in research and development into pedagogies for technology enhanced learning, will explore the grey zone between formal and informal learning and the challenges the formal sector faces in trying to incorporate “free-range” learning. Can higher education find ways of validating workplace learning and experience?
  • Ana Garcia is Project manager at the European Network of Living Labs – ENoLL.  She deals with a wide range of Open Innovation and User Driven Innovation projects and innovation communities.
  • Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He will discuss future models for teaching and learning to meet the challenges of the 21st century which fully exploit the potential of technology, while still preserving the core values of higher education.

Read more about the call and the topics to address on the Call for Papers page

For registration and information about fees, click here
Further information
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