The AGRICOM project aims to establish the first Competence Model for the Agricultural Sector (ACM) in order to strengthen the transparency and comparability of VET opportunities at a European level.
AGRICOM (Transfer of the Water Competences Model to AGRIcultural COMpetences), a European Commission project, has as its goal to enhance the Vocational education and training situation by defining the skills and competences required for the different areas of work, workplaces and workers within the agricultural sector.
Gli alphaMOOC, corsi online aperti e di massa con la partecipazione di studenti universitari dei cicli superiori
Nell’istruzione superiore, i corsi sono generalmente preparati da una persona che lavora sola e presenterà personalmente agli studenti i corsi elaborati. I corsi preparati in gruppo sono molto meno frequenti.
I corsi online, invece sono spesso creati da team interdisciplinari, generalmente costituiti da esperti del contenuto, delle tecnologie e della concezione dell’apprendimento che si occupano rispettivamente del proprio settore di competenza per l’intero processo di elaborazione. Gli autori dell’articolo descrivono un approccio diverso, che permette ad ogni membro del team di svolgere funzioni diverse. Si tratta dell’approccio utilizzato per l’elaborazione del corso Foundations of Science dell’università del Michigan, realizzato da un team il cui nucleo principale (membri del personale universitario e studenti dei cicli superiori) era costituito da 28 partecipanti. Gli sviluppatori del corso sono intervenuti anche in aree che esulavano dal loro settore di competenza e si sono quindi trovati nella situazione di un principiante, il che ha consentito loro di creare un MOOC accessibile a discenti di diversi livelli.
Learning Object Repositories (LORs) addressing content management and preservation have the positive collaterals of institutional positioning and dissemination, but their main benefit is the empowerment of interest-centred learning communities: the LOR provides the learner interaction with the LOs, but also with other learners and teachers.
“Building an open social learning community around a DSpace repository on statistics” was a conference delivered by Cesar Córcoles, Julià Minguillón and Brian Lamb at the 4th International Conference on Open Repositories, in Atlanta (USA) on May 2009. The text explains how the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) has built a LOR combining DSpace with Delicious.
The project Ed2.0Work (European network for the integration of Web2.0 in education and work) is inviting stakeholders to join its recently created Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Stakeholders include education administrators, teachers and university staff. From the world of work, the project welcomes the participation of companies, chambers of commerce, trainers, associations and government staff.
Three SIGs have already been opened, in order to encourage debate around:
- Web2.0 and Internet resources – how do we evaluate these tools and their uses
- Learning and training pedagogies – how do we teach and train using Web2.0
- Curriculum including criteria for excellence and quality – how do we build curricula for Web2.0 or integrate Web2.0 into existing ones
The Ed2.0Work project SIGs are open communities and are free to use. Click here to register and indicate your area or areas of interest.
Ed2.0Work is a transnational EU-funded project involving partners from the UK, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey. For more information you may visit this website.
Can the global OER community design a world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives and build it together? An international online conversation will take place from 12 – 30 November 2012 to explore this possibility.
The global Open Educational Resources movement reaches its ten years with more and more OER initiatives, in more and more countries. The vision of increasing access to the world’s knowledge through making resources open and accessible is beginning to be realized.
But there is still a problem: there is a lack of a comprehensive overview of OER projects in the world – how do I know what is going on in my own country? And how do I find contacts in other countries, or contacts working in my own language?
A map would give us the big picture of the global OER movement. It would help us communicate the story of OER. Furthermore, it could be enhanced with information such as OER initiatives by language, and with links to other maps. And it would help us connect.
An international conversation will take place from 12 – 30 November 2012, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and type subscribe in the subject line.
For more information, click here.
MERMIG is a powerful, Web based collaboration platform which serves as a common working space for modern organisations. MERMIG was carefully designed to allow a community of users produce share and disseminate information, archive documents, organise interaction and meetings, structure business processes, etc. All is needed is an internet connection, a username and a password.