Learning & Skills
Yves Punie - Project leader
Yves Punie is leading the IPTS research and policy activities on "ICT for Learning, Skills and Open Education". He initiated this research line at IPTS in 2005 in a workshop on the future of learning, with Jean-Claude Burgelman, then Head of Unit, and in direct collaboration with DG EAC (Brian Holmes and Maruja Gutierrez). The research line has gradually grown in importance and more than 20 different studies have been undertaken resulting into more than 50 different publications on ICT and Learning, mainly in support of and funded by DG EAC.
The research team now (March 2014) consists of seven people who are addressing four main interrelated research strands, across all educational sectors: Open Education and Open Education Resources, Innovating Learning and Teaching, Key Competences and 21st Century Skills, and the Future of Learning.
Yves’ earlier work at IPTS was related to web 2.0 or social computing, ambient intelligence in everyday life, the future of the media and the media industries, social capital in the knowledge society and privacy, security and identity in the future information society. Before joining the IPTS in 2001, he was interim Assistant Professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Senior Researcher at SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunications). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences on the use and acceptance of ICT in everyday life also referred to as "domestication".
Publications at IPTS: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/index.cfm
IPTS work on ICT and Learning: http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/eLearning.html