The AVATAR project developed a global course for teachers, which was delivered remotely over a period of four months.
The course had nine modules, distributed via e-learning and v-learning platforms. The course was created in English, however to support the learning curve of multilingual and international groups, several modules were moderated in national groups. This communication details the rationale behind the course, documents two case studies of completed projects within a virtual world, highlights the challenges and successes of the modules, and culminates with conclusions and recommendations for running courses and lessons within an online 3D virtual world.
This specification is intended to cover the representation of several kinds of information, centred around individuals, who collect, create, reflect on and use their own information for learning, development, self-presentation, or related purposes. The information is typically authored, or collected, by the individuals themselves, and may cover: what they have done, made, achieved, written, or are proud of; what or who helps or has helped them; what they aspire to; what they are good at; evidence for and reflections on any of these; and perhaps input from other people.
The 6th EFQUEL Innovation Forum entitled "Certify the Future!?... Accreditation, Certification and Internationalisation" seeks to discuss certification systems for higher education, discuss certification in adult education and schools, for individuals and for organisations from Europe and beyond. We would like to invite you to debate the value of certifications, to examine good practice examples of innovative ways of certification in the various educational fields and to shape a future vision of how certifications can evolve to become instruments to certify the future.
- Wayne Mackintosh, Director of the OER Foundation & Founder of WikiEducator
- Asha Kanwar, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning
- Yves Punie, Senior Scientist in the Information Society Unit, IPTS
- Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Plymouth
ePractice Digital Literacy Workshop on Digital Competences for Social Inclusion Actors and Intermediaries
This report reflects the presentations, discussions and conclusions on a "Digital Competences for Social Inclusion Actors and Intermediaries" workshop organised in the context of ePractice Digital Literacy community (Brussels, 12 October 2010). The purpose of this workshop was to identify good practices and success criteria regarding ICT-enabled training, resources, and tools for developing digital competences for intermediaries and social actors (professionals, volunteers, carers, actors in general from the Public and Third Sectors) to support them on their job on providing assistance to groups at risk of exclusion and on fostering their digital, social inclusion and economic participation. As a result, six policy options for the development of digital competences for intermediaries were identified and debated by participants.
Dans notre article « Formation e-learning : quand industrialisation rime avec qualité », nous faisions mention de la possibilité et même de la nécessité pour certaines entreprises, d’industrialiser la production de leur formation à distance. Une manière pour elles de pallier les difficultés à introniser une méthode de formation qui requiert l’alliance de compétences pédagogiques, technologiques et humaines. Le tutorat adapté à la formation à distance doit s’accorder avec cette industrialisation du e-learning. Peut-on alors parler d’industrialisation du tutorat ?
Industrialisation de la formation à distance et tutorat, les craintes
ELSA intends to explore the use of Web 2.0 to reach two target groups: family and professional caregivers caring for frail elderly people, including those who live with Alzheimer disease and with dementia.
The main aim of ELSA project is to create videos, slides, texts which can give support and information to those (professionals and relatives) caring for frail elderly people.
ELSA addresses the learning needs of professional caregivers working in residential and home care services (nursing homes, assisted living centers, adult care centers, home services, and the like) and of relatives caring for frail older people living at home or in residential care.
The partners made during the first year a multilingual website, collecting the videos and texts produced in the various countries; now the website is interfaced with Facebook and YouTube for creating social networks, open to professionals and relatives.
The innovative aspects are:
- the idea of exchanging training and information among professionals and caregivers, usually not sharing training on the care of frail elderly;
- the idea of collecting personal experiences and accounts not only from relatives but also from professionals, usually involved only in relation to their professionals skills;
- the use of videos, photos, accounts, short interviews, books reviews made by the project's participants, on themes such as the care of frail older people and the individual and emotional experiences lived by relatives who already went through this experience.
ATEE Annual Conference 2011 Riga: Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional
Challenging debates of the future of teachers' profession and teacher education have been taking place in several European countries since the end of the 20th century. These discussion were triggened by the awareness of fundamental changes occurring in teacher education and concern for their effects on the quality of teacher education of the 21st century. Current debates highlight topical problems of research in teachers’ pre-service and inservice education that deserve to be investigated and better understood.
The International Robotics in Education Conference (RiE) aims at bringing researchers, teachers, practicing engineers, as well as industry experts from all over the world onto a common platform.
We encourage to submit and present new trends, practical experiences, and the latest innovations and advances in the area of Robotics in Education.