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Automated vehicles in the EU

Written by Susanne Pillath Automated vehicle technologies allow the transfer of driving functions from a human driver to a computer. Automation, and in particular digitalisation, of driving will change road transport in a way which is viewed as a revolution in the field of mobility. As human error is the main reason for road traffic … Continue reading

What should future-oriented teaching and learning look like?

Workshop hashtag: #TeachTechSTOA Webstreaming: http://eptwitter.eu/TeachtechSTOA STOA website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/events/workshops/teaching Written by Nera Kuljanic and Sara Cagol On Wednesday 6 May 2015, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) will host the workshop ‘How could technology change the way we teach and learn?’, as a follow-up to a recently published STOA study. The event will be … Continue reading

Technology and education: Opportunities and side-effects

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Sara Cagol Technology arouses great expectations as far as its impact on learning and teaching is concerned; yet to date these are only partially satisfied. Although there has been huge public investment and progress has been made, the pace of integration of technology in education is slower than expected. This … Continue reading

Debate on how technologies could change our lives

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On Tuesday the 17th of March, the EPRS Library Reading Room hosted the launch event for the publication “Ten technologies which could change our lives“, written by the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA). The event featured the presence of Ms Eva Kaili, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair, as moderator, as well as three speakers … Continue reading

First EP Scientific Foresight Publication Launch Event

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache The first EPRS publication by the Scientific Foresight Service, ‘Ten technologies which could change our lives‘, which will be launched at an event on Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30 hours at the EPRS Library Reading Room (ASP 05D). The event is co-hosted by the … Continue reading

A connected Digital Single Market – State of play and the way forward

Written by Marcin Szczepański Information and communication technologies and the digital economy have the potential to improve Europe’s productivity and create growth and jobs. The EU has been making efforts to help create a more integrated European digital economy since the mid-1990s. In 2010, the Commission added new momentum to the process, and with the … Continue reading

Scientific Foresight in the European Parliament – an approach for anticipating impacts of future techno-scientific trends

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Darja Vrščaj We live in a technological culture, where technology and science are deeply integrated in all structures of our society, from those directly connected to technology and science, such as communication and mobility, to the less obvious aspects, such as norms, values and identity. Techno-scientific innovations are often … Continue reading

Photonics: An industry moving at the speed of light

Written by Stephen O’Sullivan, STOA trainee Photonics is all around us; it is an integral part of modern human society, contributing to our daily lives. The science of photonics is the study an utilisation of light or photons. Consequently due to its interdisciplinary nature it crosses the fields of physics, chemistry and electrical engineering. The … Continue reading

Science, technology and innovation policy

How are science and technology used outside research, and how can research foster innovation in Europe? These questions are particularly relevant in the light of the Europe 2020 strategy seeking to bring Europe out of the economic crisis, which aims to increase the proportion of Europe’s GDP spent on research and development from 2% to … Continue reading

Technology and the future of education

To educate children in a way that will allow them to solve the problems of the future, we must make creativity a value encouraged by our education system. This was the central conclusion of the STOA workshop on 8 April 2014, ‘New learning and teaching technology options’. Written by Hannah O’Kane, STOA trainee    STOA, … Continue reading

New technologies and open educational resources

Transforming education requires pedagogical, organisational and technological innovation. Increasing use of the Internet brought in a new era in course design and delivery to the mainstream model of traditional education. That is particularly so for open educational resources. Background Open educational resources (OERs) first appeared within the wider ‘Openness’ movement in the mid 1980s, based … Continue reading

Digital opportunities for education in the EU

To read the long version of the EPRS Briefing go to: New global interactive strategies for teaching and learning The world of education is currently undergoing massive transformation as a result of the digital revolution. In the European Union (EU), children become active online from the age of 7, and 76% of EU households have … Continue reading

Legal aspects of 3D printing

Additive layer manufacturing, better known as 3D printing is a computer-driven manufacturing technology which makes it possible to “print” three-dimensional objects. The fundamental difference between this technology and its predecessors used in industry is the fact that a 3D printer does not have to carve material from a block, but it builds it up instead … Continue reading

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