The Assembly acts on political level as an e-learning lobby organisation and implements the goals of paragraph "e-Learning lobby organisation goals" (political agenda, future funding, strategy, institutional commitment).
The political agenda is put into practice by the following means:
International contacts can be established by various means:
Submit proposals, motions
Information by the ETWG mailing list
Assembly Meetings participation
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The purpose of the Special Interest Groups (SIG) is to assemble specialists in specific e-learning topics and to allow in-depth discussions and developments at expert level.
The SIGs are associated to and coordinated by the ETWG.
The SIGs concentrate on a particular subject (e.g. didactical best practices, digital copyrights, e-collaboration, e-portfolio, e-assessment, science 2.0, technical standards, development and exchange of staff training, Open Educational Resources (OER), technical aspects, authoring tools, MOOCs, etc.).
The SIGs cover topics that are of interest to the ETWG or to the eduhub community and represent think tanks.
The initiative to start a SIG may come from the Assembly (formal, top-down) or from the eduhub community (informal, bottom-up).
The SIG members may be officially mandated by the Assembly to contribute to (inter-)national working groups.
The SIGs can be organised to work formally or informally. They usually define their way of cooperation and communication themselves. This may include regular meetings, video conferences, mailing lists, wikis, seminars, expert cafes, brainstorming excursions, etc.
The SIGs regularly report to the Assembly and the eduhub community. At least twice a year the SIGs have to make a short status report (max. 10 lines) that will be sent to the Assembly and the eduhub community.
The SIGs work transparently and inform the eduhub community about their ongoing work and outcomes (e.g. conference, blog, papers, websites, etc.).
The SIGs can request an official statement with regard to their results (white paper, guidelines, etc.) from the Assembly.
Procedure for a statement request:
Inactivity of a SIG:
If a SIG becomes inactive or less important for the eduhub community, the SIG or the Assembly can decide to close it.