ASLERD (Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development) has successfully organized the 1st International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems that took place on May 19 and 20 in Timisoara, Rumania. The conference created a discussion forum that brought together representatives from the major European Initiatives in the area of technology enhanced learning like EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network), EATEL (European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning), EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities) and IAFES (International Association for e-Science) and ended with signing of the Timisoara Declaration on Smart Learning by all associations.
ASLERD is a cutting edge interdisciplinary think-tank that promotes debates, researches and concrete actions needed to raise awareness about, and foster the development of, smart learning ecosystems (schools, campuses, working places and virtual environments) considered as potential drivers of social innovation, territorial development and of the education of smart citizens. ASLERD represents an international Design & Development (D&D) platform that thanks to its members is capable to develop technologies, methodologies and strategies, to support monitoring, strategic planning and policy making.
The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology is the Danish representative of ASLERD and one of its founding members. Associate Professor Matthias Rehm is currently the elected vice president of the association and if you want to get involved, please contact Matthias (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Current Danish initiatives include:
- Establishment of MoUs between Danish Schools and ASLERD
- Projects on Technology Enhanced Learning in Folkeskolen
- Initiative on Smart Learning Ecosystems for young people with brain damage