MATEL study: prospective technologies for lifelong learning
“Mapping and analysing prospective technologies for learning” is a research commissioned to the MENON Network by the Joint Research Center – Institute for prospective technological studies (JRC-IPTS) of the European Commission. Based on a broad stakeholders’ consultation, it aims to identify which technologies will play a crucial role in education in five to ten years and provide policy recommendations. In its roadmap for re-skilling and up-skilling strategies, the document states that a new approach to skills is needed as individuals are meant to perform several jobs in their life. Setting common rules for validation of non-formal skills (see EUCIS-LLL task force) is therefore essential and technologies can help in that sense, such as portfolios and open repositories. Concretely at EU level, it could mean further development of the Europass framework (see future Europass experience).