ATiT managed the live surgery demonstration organised as part of a two day workshop supported by INTEGRA entitled "ANKLE ARTHROSIS:TAR, FOCUS ON THE HINTEGRA® PROSTHESIS" that took place on September 7 in the Begijnhof Congres Hotel, Leuven, Belgium. This demonstration allowed participants attending the workshop directly follow a surgeon in the Regionaal Ziekenhuis H.Hart, Leuven while she operated on a patient.
The Fortis Coaching Game is a serious game based learning tool for bank managers. This training package was designed by ATiT together with the training department of Fortis and aims to support job coaches within the bank. Its objective is to improve the work of these coaches which is the training of new employees on the work floor.
Sally Reynolds and Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, were both involved in the eLearning Africa Conference in Addis (Ethiopia) from 24 till 26 May 2006. The conference attracted over 800 experts and decision makers from over 80 countries (but with a large majority from African countries) and certainly sparked a lot of enthusiasm with the attendees. More information and conclusions on the ICWE eLearning Africa website.
ATiT is a partner in the recently launched VENUS project. The purpose of VENUS is to internationalise prestigious courses from participating universities using ICT to make them available to both students and citizens in their respective countries. ATiT is leading the VENUS working group on educational technologies.
ATiT has recently become a member of Kaleidoscope, the EU Network of Excellence which brings together European teams in technology-enhanced learning. Its goal is to integrate 76 research units from around Europe, covering a large range of expertise from technology to education, from academic to private research, ATiT will be supporting Kaleidoscope's dissemination efforts in the coming two years.
On 23th February Anneleen Cosemans gave a presentation on the Flemish launch event of the eTwinning initiative. eTwinning offers schools throughout Europe the opportunity to set up eTwinning activities. Through their portal teachers have access to a partner finding tool, a communication platform and loads of ideas and examples.
ATiT has now concluded its evaluation report on how satellites can be used to connect Higher and Further Education Institutions and individuals. Some areas in England, Scotland and Wales are at present underserved by traditional telecommunication means. From Mid 2002 until May 2004, 17 institutions and individuals based in these remote areas used two-way satellite terminals to connect to the Internet, and to the Janet and Campus networks. This evaluation report highlights the importance of the right match between user requirements and the offered service. Read the full report...
On Wednesday 22 September Mathy Vanbuel was invited by Flanders Multimedia Valley, the cluster organisation for the Flemish multimedia industry, to give a presentation on the topic 'e-learning in SME's' at one of their Whats'nHows evenings. Have a look at his presentation.