EU high level group calls for targeted funding to boost use of new technologies in higher education

The European Unions High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education publishes its report today on new modes of learning and teaching in universities. The group, chaired by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese, makes 15 recommendations Annex 1 highlighting the need for better targeting of resources to promote the development and use of more flexible digital learning and teaching methods in higher education.Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, welcomed the groups report today. « Europe is facing the challenge of coping with greater numbers of students, greater diversity among them, and the need to improve the quality of learning and teaching. Mary McAleeses group has identified realistic and practical steps that can be taken by the EU and national authorities to make better use of new technologies in learning and teaching to respond to those needs. I am especially pleased that the new Erasmus+ programme, which I launched in January, will be able to support the implementation of recommendations by the group. »

viaCommission Européenne – COMMUNIQUES DE PRESSE – Communiqué de presse – EU high level group calls for targeted funding to boost use of new technologies in higher education.

Report on ‘new modes of learning and teaching in universities’ (PDF)

Report on Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe’s Higher Education Institutions (PDF)