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Key Competencies – Skills for Life, London 19-20 June 2008; ePortfolio & Digital Identity 2008, 22-24 October 2008; ePortfolio and Healthcare working group Meet EIfEL! 18 June, London, 30 June, Paris ILearning Forum 2009, 19-20 January


Newsflash June 2008

In Brief

En Bref 

Key Competencies – Skills for Life, London 19-20 June 2008 programme now online

ePortfolio & Digital Identity 2008, 22-24 October 2008 - Call for Contributions extended

Meet EIfEL! 18 June, London /
Rencontrez EIfEL le 30 juin à Paris !

HealthFolio working group 7-8 July / Groupe de travail sur le ePortfolio et la santé (HealthFolio) 7-8 juillet

Special issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning Technologies / Numéro spécial de la Revue Canadienne de l'Apprentissage et de la Technologie

ePortfolio in Engineering — ICL2008 Call for Papers

ILearning Forum 2009, 19-20 January 2009 / 19-20 Janvier 2009


Key Competencies – Skills for Life 2008



The programme for the 2nd international conference on Key Competencies-Skills for Life, London 19-20 June 2008 is now online. The event is organised in partnership with NIACE and Avallain.

Key conference themes for 2008:

  • Intercultural skills and dialogue (2008 is the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue)
  • Employability skills
  • Promoting key competencies for social inclusion
  • Assessment and recognition of key competencies – when and how?
  • Developing key competencies with ePortfolios
  • Professional development for key competencies facilitators
  • Media literacy
  • Embedding ICT in literacy and numeracy teaching

The event features top-level plenary presentations, an open forum a series of workshops and parallel presentations.

Plenary Presenters for KC 2008:

  • Tapio Säävälä, Lifelong Learning Policy Development Unit, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

  • Barry Tomalin, Director of Cultural Training, International House and Visiting Lecturer in Intercultural Communication at the University of Westminster, London, UK

  • Christina Turnbull, Executive Manager, Skills Group, Learning and Skills Network, England
  • Frank Villeneuve- Smith, Head of Special Projects, Learning and Skills Network, England
  • Patsy Cummins, Development Officer, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), England and Wales
  • Alastair Clark, Senior Development Officer, England and Wales

  • Jill Stokoe, QCA, England
  • Serge Ravet, Chief Executive, EIfEL

In preparation for the event, an online community has been established. Join the organisers and workshop leaders to explore key conference issues at

Please contribute to the knowledge base – send information about your organisation’s work on key competencies to Maureen Layte or visite the conference website.


ePortfolio & Digital Identity - Call for Contributions extended

The Call for Contributions for ePortfolio 2008 has been extended to 23 June.

This year's conference challenge is "breaking boundaries for human capital development and social innovation." The objective is to explore how digital technologies, and in particular ePortfolios and digital identities, are transforming individual and organisational learning and development.

You can find more details on the conference website about the different tracks, the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, as well as on the registration fees and discounts, incluing an earlybird rate  We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Maastricht  22-24 October 2008.

Meet EIfEL in London & Paris


Members and all those interested in joining the Institute are warmly invited to learn about our current and future activities and how individuals and organisations can benefit - over a glass of wine. The first meeting will be in London at City University on 18 June and Paris on 30 June (times and venue to be confirmed).

If you are able to join us, please email Angela Harrison.

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HealthFolio group meeting - Paris 7-8 July 2008


Healthfolio, the ePortfolio & Digital Identity Healthcare group will meet for 2 days in Paris 7-8 July 2008. This meeting is organised in partnership with Université Paris Descartes, under the presidency of Patrick Berche, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The first day of the meeting will be in French, the second in English. You can join HealthFolio and register to the working group meeting at:

Special Issue on ePortfolio and Digital Identity of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

Authors are invited to submit contributions the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (CJLT) for a special issue on ePortfolio and digital identity.

Manuscripts must be submitted to the Special Issue Editors by July 1, 2008 following the manuscript guidelines set by the journal.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by a letter stating that the manuscript is original material that has not been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, with the exception of the contributions to the events organised by EIfEL, i.e. ePortfolio & Digital Identity Montréal  and ePortfolio & Digital Identity Maastricht 2008.

Correspondence should be sent to:
Philip C. Abrami, Ph.D.
Professor, Director & Research Chair
514-848-2424 x2102 (phone)
514-848-2424 x2020 (sec'y)

Elizabeth Meyer, Ph.D.
ePortfolio Project Manager
514-848-2424 x5586

More information is available at:

NB: The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of educational technology and learning.


ILearning Forum 2009, 19-20 January, Paris

The next iLearning Forum International Conference and Exhibition  will take place at the Palais des Congrès, Paris on 19-20 January 2009. Following the success of iLearning Forum 2008, the exhibition space has been doubled. This year's event will be enriched by a parallel event, the first francophone and international conference on the recognition and validation of achievement and competencies, in cooperation with the organisers of the major Montreal conference on the same theme (RAC 2006 and RAC 2008).

Information about iLearning Forum 2009 can be found at:
  • Call for Contributions
  • Exhibition
  • Sponsoring


ICL2008 ePortfolio in Engineering Track - Call for Papers


The 11th International Conference "Interactive Computer aided Learning"  ICL2008  from September 24 -26, 2008 in Villach, Austria, has a Special Session on "E-Portfolios" with a special focus on engineering  education and engineering continuing professional development.

This Special Session is organised in cooperation with EIfEL in preparation for the  Maastricht ePortfolio international conference ePortfolio & Digital Identity 2008, Maastricht 22-24 October 2008

More information and contact.
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Rencontrez EIfEL à Londres et à Paris


Les membres d'EIfEL et tout ceux intéressés pour rejoindre l'institut sont cordialement invités pour en apprendre plus sur nos activités actuelles et futures ainsi que les bénéfices pour les membres individuels et organisationnels - le tout autour d'un verre de vin. Le premier meeting prendra place à la Cité Universitaire de Londres le 18 Juin et le second à Paris le 30 June (dates et lieux à confirmer).

Si vous désirez nous rejoindre, merci de confirmer par email  auprès d'Angela Harrison.


Réunion du groupe de travail HealthFolio - Paris 7-8 juillet 2008


HealthFolio, le groupe ePortfolio & Identité numérique pour la santé se réunira pour 2 jours les 7 et 8 juillet prochain à Paris. Ce meeting est organisé en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Descartes, sous la présidence de Patrick Berche doyen de la faculté de médecine.

Le premier jour du meeting sera en français et le second en anglais. Plus d'informations seront disponibles très prochainement sur le site d'EIfEL.

Si vous êtes intéressés pour y participer vous pouvez joindre le groupe de travail et vous inscrire à l'événement:


iLearning Forum 2009, 19-20 Janvier, Paris


La prochaine édition de la conférence et de l'exposition internationale iLearning Forum prendra place au Palais des Congrès de Paris les 19 et 20 janvier 2009. Suite au succès de l'édition 2008 la surface d'exposition est doublée. Par ailleurs, en parallèle avec iLearning Forum se tiendra la première conférence francophone et internationale sur la reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences en coopération avec les organisateurs de la conférence de Montréal sur le même thème (RAC 2006 et RAC 2008).

Toutes les informations relative à iLearning Forum 2009 sont disponibles à:

  • Appel à contributions
  • Exposition
  • Sponsoring
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