8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.

That’s why digital skills are an essential part of a comprehensive education framework. Without a national digital education programme, command of and access to technology will be distributed unevenly, exacerbating inequality and hindering socio-economic mobility.

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Invitation Press Conference 6 November 2015 in Munich

Presentation of free language learning app for refugee and migrant children

The lighthouse project phase6 hello-App Europe, which was created by the initiative VISION EDUCATION, successfully started in Austria with a press conference held by the Minister For Education and Women. Thanks to the lead sponsor Brose, the project can now be expanded to Germany.

From the beginning of November, the new language learning application phase6 hallo-App Deutsch for children (phase6 hallo-App Deutsch für Kinder) will be available as a free download. By the end of December, the app will also be available for adults. The application enables children to learn German independently on smartphones and tablets.

Subsequent to the press conference, Michael Stoschek, chairman of the Brose Group, and Manfred Kastner, Founder of Vision Education, will be available for interviews. Further interlocutors are Dr. Mario Oesterreicher of the Language Center of the University Erlangen-Nuernberg, head of the department language training Nuremberg, vice president of the General Association Modern Foreign Languages (GMF), chairman of the association English & Multilingualism (E&M), Helga Holtkamp, expert for foreign and second language acquisition and director of the European Educational Publishers Group (EEPG), Wolf Dieter Eggert, managing director of the publisher Hueber, Sylvia Tobias, head of marketing and sales of Hueber, Hartmuth Brill, division manager programme/editing of Mildenberger, and Hendrik Langner, managing director of phase6.

Date: Friday, 06 November 2015, 11:00 am
Location: Literaturhaus Munich, Room “Bibliothek”, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich

Representatives of all media are cordially invited.
Please confirm your participation until 03 November by e-mail to sukhyon.paek@visioneducation.net. We would like to thank you for your interest.

 

VISION EDUCATION
Suk-Hyon Paek
+49 170 7733573
sukhyon.paek@visioneducation.net

Media resonance to the free phase6 hallo app in Austria

 

On October 8, 2015, the first press conference of the VISION EDUCATION initiative took place after the invitation from the Federal Minister for Education and Women in Vienna, during which the new language learning application for children “phase6 hallo-App for children” was presented. This self-study app helps children learn German quickly and easily in a playful manner.

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Do you speak African?

Do you speak African? Well, neither do the 1 billion people on the continent.Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies, but is often painted with a sweeping stroke of doom and gloom. In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan exposes popular misconceptions about the African continent.