Digital Games for Learning

Digital Games for Learning

Digital technology and digital games have a positive and fruitful impact on education. They encourage discussion and stimulate critical thinking and interaction in virtual classroom.
Self-Sovereignty and Digital Credentials on the Blockchain

Self-Sovereignty and Digital Credentials on the Blockchain

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Can individuals 'really' manage their credentials and digital access? Natalie Smolenski from Hyland Credentials explores the fundamental premise of self-sovereignty and deconstructs whether an individual may become the ultimate source of verified data about themselves.
Blockchain is about trust

Blockchain is about trust and not just good for everything

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How does the blockchain change the way end-users interact with and trust services? Dr Joshua Ellul from the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta provides a solid introduction to the blockchain and discusses its potential for new and improved citizen services.
SSCOE Tourism Webinar

Small Island Developing States & Tourism Webinar

The Small States Centre of Excellence, Malta is hosting a webinar on 10 September 2020 at 16.00 CET to discuss the challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing in their tourism sectors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Higher Education going digital: a Maltese perspective

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Observations on the state of digital education during the  ECVET Webinar 2020.organised by the NCFHE, Malta's regulator for Higher Education.
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Reflecting on digital education in Europe’s knowledge societies

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We respond to the questions in the EU working paper on “Digital education in Europe’s knowledge societies”
How the pandemic crisis has impacted learners worldwide

Preventing a generational catastrophe in education – UN

by Martin Debattista Research Associate 2-minute read The United Nations has published a policy brief on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in education and beyond, warning that “preventing a learning crisis from becoming a generational…
DEL4ALL interview series

Affordable technologies for the public good

Watch our DEL4ALL interview series with Klaus Conrad, the Managing Director of Headstart Technology about digital enhanced learning.
Blockchains Webinar #4

Blockchains, Solid and Privacy Preserving Certification Webinar

Join Prof John Domingue of the Open University, the guest expert in our final webinar in the series on Emerging Technologies & Education to discuss blockchains and privacy preserving. Register Now for the webinar taking place on Thursday, 23rd July at 17:00 CET.
Games and Education Webinar #3

Game Research and Education Webinar

This week's webinar in our emerging technologies & education series is on Thursday 16 July, and introduces game research. Join Prof Stefano Gualeni & Dr Iro Voulgari from the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta to discuss how we bridge the virtual with real world applications.
Blockchain Webinar #2

Digital Credentials and the Pursuit of Self-Sovereignty Webinar

Join us for the second in our four-part, expert webinar series on emerging technologies and education. Dr Natalie Smolenski from Hyland talks about digital credentials & self-sovereignty on Tuesday, July 7 at 16:00 CET.
Blockchain Webinar #1

Webinar Series on Emerging Technologies

Join our four-part, expert webinar series on emerging technologies and education. We start with Dr Joshua Ellul, from the University of Malta on Tuesday, June 30 at 17:00 CET.
EU vs. Virus Program

EU vs Virus Program

The EU vs Virus Program is a Hackathon, Matchathon, and the EIC COVID Platform initiative, addressing 37 challenges to solve societal problems using innovation and technology.

Technology vs Education Matrix webinar

The Technology vs Education Matrix is a model to help identify the technologies, learning contexts, actors, and activities that connect technologies to contexts.
Africa Day 2020

3CL Celebrates Africa Day 2020

Africa Day 2020 was celebrated in Malta with a webinar discussing how the island state can broker networks of trust between Africa and the EU.
Digital Literacy Mooc DLLE project - 3CL

3CL Collaborates in Digital Literacy MOOC for Educators

3CL collaborates in a 6-module MOOC to train educators in the critical and analytical skills needed to navigate online content for educational purposes.
Teaching online

Teaching Online in the time of Coronavirus

As the world closes its doors during the Coronavirus pandemic, our disruptive tools of technology must be put to good use to fast-track online teaching, giving education the chance to remain not only open but also fit for future purpose.
Horizon 2020 Digital Learning for All project partners

3CL in EU Horizon 2020 Digital Learning Project

The Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (3CL) starts the new year with a new project, ‘Digital Enhanced Learning for All‘, as part of European Union’s Horizon 2020 funding programme.
Young People's Summit, at close of 3CL Post-truth Society Conference, 2019

3CL Malta Conference on Post-truth Society: Day Two Recap

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A summary of Day Two discussions at the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning post-truth society conference, Malta, 10-11 October 2019.
Herman Grech, Ruben Brave, John Domingue, 3CL Post-truth Conference, 2019

3CL Malta Conference on Post-truth Society: Day One Recap

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A recap of some key day one outputs and discussions at the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning 'Understanding Post-truth Society' conference held in Valletta,, Malta, 10-11 October, 2019.

Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning at the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) in Edinburgh

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The ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) in Edinburgh, Scotland was held between 9 and 12 September 2019 and was attended by over 400 delegates from over 50 countries. PCF9 was organised by the Commonwealth of Learning in collaboration with OU…
Vivian Onano, Humanitarian & global women and girls' rights activist

Vivian Onano : The Hero We Need Right Now

Humanitarian, women and girl's rights advocate and youth activist VIvian Onano joins us at the 3CL October conference 'Understanding the Post-Truth Society'.
Hossein Derakhshan post-truth conference, Malta

Hossein Derakhshan on Fake News and Beyond

Iranian-Canadian writer, researcher and pioneer of blogging Hossein Derakhshan is to keynote at the Post-truth Society Conference, 10-11 October, 2019, Malta.
Kenneth Cukier on Big Data

Post-truth Conference Speaker Kenneth Cukier on the Big Data Revolution

Award-winning US journalist Kenneth Cukier joins us as a speaker at the Post-truth Society Conference in Valletta, Malta, 10-11 October 2019.
Michael Casey - speaker, educator, author, media entrepreneur

Michael J. Casey to Keynote at Post-truth Conference

Meet author, educator and media entrepreneur Michael J. Casey, an influential voice on blockchain and decentralization who keynotes at the 3CL Post-truth Society Conference, 10-11 October 2019.
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The Future of Distributed Governance in Post-truth Society

A discussion of blockchain technologies as enablers of systems of distributed governance to rebuild trust between governments and their publics.
death of truth

The Death of Truth – Discussing Protagonists of the Post-truth Era

Dr Alex Grech discusses with Interpersonal Divide author Dr Michael Bugeja the surprisingly similarities between the state of the post-truth society in Malta and the U.S
Death of the Internet?

Blockchain to Mitigate the ‘Death of the Internet’?

The recent Lille University and Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning joint conference examined whether blockchain techologies to decentralise the web can halt the so-called 'death of the internet'.

Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Identity Conference, Lille France – Summary

The Lille conference analysed the impact of blockchain technology on the education sector from unique perspectives, focusing primarily on use case studies and implementation concerns.
Blockchain and education conference Lille, Lilliard Innovation Centre, University of Lille, 27-29 May 2019

Blockchain and Education: Lille Conference Examines The Next Steps

In the run up to the joint 3CL and Universite' de Lille Blockchain Conference, Lille, 28-29 May, we take a look at why the time is propitious to examine the scope of this enabling technology in the field of education.
What is connected learning?

What is Connected Learning? Definitions & Status

A brief definition of Connected Learning, and overview of its current status in digital education focusing on MOOCS as an example.

Blockchain and Connected Learning Conference, Malta

The 3CL conference 'Blockchain, Credentials and Connected Learning', on 17 and 18 May 2018 in Malta, brings together thought leaders, policy makers and educators to discuss four key themes: connected learning through blockchain; learning and earning; decentralising education; and sovereignty and identity.
Digital skills of educators EU JRC Report

Updated EU framework of digital competences for educators

The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) guides educators with a model to assist them in assessing and developing their digital competences in teaching.

European Commission publishes Blockchain in Education Report

The EU's Joint Research Centre has just published an early stage study on the potential of blockchain technologies in education in Europe.
oer ongress outcomes

OER Congress Outcomes & Global Action Plan

Four weeks on from the 2nd World Open Education (OER) Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the final declarations and action plan have been published, heralding a new impetus to the aims of the OER movement.
Malta Blockchain

Malta, the First Nation State to deploy Blockchain in Education Pilots

Malta's reputation as an island lab for the testing and deployment of new technologies gained a boost in September with the agreement to launch four Blockchain pilots in education.
oer congress

The State of OER today: Report from the 2nd World OER Congress

The agenda of the 2nd World OER Congress, co-organized by UNESCO and the Slovenian Government, focused on taking OER policies forward to actionable, concrete projects as follow up to the Paris Declaration in 2012.
COL Open Access Journal of Learning for Development

Digital Literacy Remains a Challenge in Higher Education

The various definitions and interpretations of what constitutes 'Digital Literacy' is hampering its interdisciplinary potential in US higher education institutions. We summarise the highlights of the latest New Media Consortium strategic briefing on Digital Literacy.
COL Open Access Journal of Learning for Development

Open Access Journal of Learning for Development

The latest issue of the Commonwealth of Learning's open access 'Journal of Learning for Development' is now available online. Research and case studies in this issue cover aspects of MOOCs, and a look at leaders in distance learning in N. America and Africa.