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Welcome to Education Worldwide!
This site provides you with information on education and educational research in an international context. Our webdossiers are compiled using country or subject specific Internet resources.

Special educational regulations and decrees in time of the coronavirus pandemic (worldwide)

Screenshots der Titel spezieller Verordnungen und Erlasse im Bereich Bildung während der Coronavirus-Pandemie (weltweit), in der Datenbank von Planipolis zu finden
Screenshots of the titles of special educational regulations and decrees in time of the coronavirus pandemic (worldwide) made available by the Planipolis database
Copyright: Cohen / Planipolis, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Planipolis portal collects and links special regulations and similar documents from all over the world that were necessary in connection with the coronavirus pandemic in the field of education. This mainly concerns day-care center and school closings, but also other measures in the area of budget, digital education, etc. Planipolis is a portal run by Unesco.

European Schoolnet and Covid-19: E-Teaching resources for teachers

Logo des European Schoolnets und Titel des Artikels:

The European Schoolnet offers links to resources related to digital education and teaching. You will find strategies for online teaching, platforms for sharing e-resources, the European Schoolnet Academy Blog, webinars and much more. The compilation of links originated in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, in which school closings around the world are forcing students to teach and learn digitally from home.

The Coronavirus gets explained in easy language

Man kann sich schnell mit dem Coronavirus anstecken. Bilder erklären, wie man sich verhalten muss.
The Coronavirus spreads quickly. Pictures explain how you should behave.
Copyright: Inclusion Europe

The organisation "Inclusion in Europe" explains the Coronavirus in easy language.

The Coronavirus spreads quickly. The Coronavirus is very contagious.

The organisation "Inclusion in Europe"  explains how you should behave. The organisation gives an easy explanation in many languages. For example in English, Italian, Spanish or French.

The links to the easy explanation are below the picture.

Vocational Education & Training Worldwide - Country Studies

Foto einiger Exemplare der Reihe
Picture of some of the books in the series "International Handbook of Vocational Education & Training (VET)" published by the German BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)

The German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has made available online all of its country studies, updates and specialist articles from the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training (IHBB). New studies had already been freely accessible online since 2014 (Open Access). Meanwhile, all older studies since their first publication in 1995 have also been digitized and are now available online.

The chapters of the respective volumes have changed slightly over the years, but all in all provide a similar and comparable overview of the VET systems of different countries worldwide.

The most recent issues include the following chapters:
1. Country specific context
2. Typical VET trajectories or training courses
3. An overview of the education system
4. Vocational education and training
5. Important framework conditions and determinants of VET

The country studies are only avalable in German - with one exception made so far for the country study on India, which is available in German and English.

New webdossier on "Learning Analytics" compiled by the German Eduserver

Graphische Darstellung eines Vortrags über Learning Analytics
Visualisation of a keynote by George Siemens about Learning Analytics (Apereo Conference 2014)
Copyright: Giulia Forsythe, "Sensemaking with Learning Analytics @gsiemens #apereo14 keynote", CC0

The 10th Learning Analytics Conference (LAK20) took place from March 25-27, 2020. Due to the current corona pandemic, the anniversary edition took place entirely online for the first time in LAK history. It was organised by our colleagues in the "Educational Technology" department of the DIPF. 

On this occasion, we want to take a look at this still relatively new field of activity in educational research. Our dossier deals with the application of Learning Analytics (LA) in schools and Higher Education in Germany (in German) as well as with the international development of LA (Engl+Ger).

In our dossier you will find definitions, basics, literature tips, and further information on research projects, specialist societies, application areas, journals, conferences as well as critical thoughts related to the field of "Learning Analytics".

Worldwide effects on education caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Vier Weltkarten, die die Entwicklung der weltweiten Schulschließungen aufgrund des Coronavirus zwischen dem 11. und 18.03.2020 zeigen.
Four world maps that show the development of school closures worldwide (11 to 18 March 2020) due to the Corona virus (Covid-19).
Copyright: 2019 Unesco / Denis Pitzalis, based on data from United Nations

The coronavirus epidemic of 2020 has an impact on education worldwide, as Unesco reports.

Meanwhile, 850 million students (as of March 18th, 2020) cannot go to school due to school closures due to the corona virus. On its website, Unesco provides a world map showing in which countries schools are closed either nationwide or at a regional level.

In order to remedy this situation, Unesco recommends the use of distance learning and digital learning programmes and platforms. For this purpose, an extra page with lists of e-learning platforms, apps and more is provided.

The links to the Unesco pages can be found here:

Two surveys concerning researchers at risk at European higher education and researchs institutions

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Copyright: No copyright needed, CC0

As part of the “Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe -  InSPIREurope ” , The European University Association (EUA) is conducting two surveys.

One survey addresses higher education and research institutions and the practices and challenges  they face when hosting researchers at risk in Europe.

The other survey addresses researchers at risk and their awareness of European and national research funding and other support mechanisms, and the challenges they meet in accessing them. 

InSPIREurope is a project by the "Scholars at Risk" network.

Country Dossiers

You can find webdossiers and further information sorted by country. Continents and regions can also be found in the alphabetical list (for example, find “Europe” under E). You can click on continents on the interactive world map. A list of countries belonging to this continent will appear.

Events worldwide

Dear user,
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic many events have been cancelled worldwide. For this reason, we decided to stop our events feed for the time being. In case you are still interested in an event or looking for a special conference, you can still do this in our worldwide events list or via our general events calendar. Some events may take place online now. Please take a look at the respective event’s website for detailed and up to date information.
Your Education Worldwide team