The online social media course aimed at Lifelong Learning Project managers and staff being run by ATiT as a partner in the Web2LLP project is now fully operational. The first two weekly sessions of this 5 week course have been delivered to up to 30 participants and responses have been really positive so far. This course serves as a pilot for the full version of the course which will be run in Italian in June and in French and English in September. To find out more including how you can register, visit the Web2LLP online training site.
ATiT is organising two teacher courses in October 2013 on the topic of creating educational videos or apps. These 5-day courses will take place in the lovely University city of Leuven in Belgium and are open to European teachers and trainers. For more information see the course pages:
- ‘Creating (simple) Educational Apps’ on 7-12 October 2013
- ‘Using videos to support lifelong learning’ on 21 - 26 October 2013
Apply for funding before 30 April 2013!
Teachers, trainers and staff working in schools or higher education and residing in the EU (with the exception of Belgian participants) can apply for funding to cover the full participation costs including travel and accommodation, which is available through the Comenius/Grundtvig programme of the European Commission.
More than 50 teachers from primary through to senior schools coming from the municipality of Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria are taking part in a 2 day workshop organised by MEDEAnet partner ITPIO in association with the Regional Inspectorate of Education on 3-4 April.
This workshop being led by Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT in Belgium includes practical exercises whereby teachers created their own video resources for use in a flipped classroom. Other presentations included inputs from teachers about specific IT related initiatives in the region. These were a project about the use of 3D with autistic children, an experience with an audience respose system and the experiences of a teacher on the use of software for web development.
This is the first workshop to be organised in Bulgaria in the context of the MEDEAnet project. Information about other workshops and webinars being organised is available on the project website: www.medeanet.eu.
Web2LLP project partners have launched a series of free online training courses about the use of web strategies and social media tools aimed at anyone involved in European projects supported under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
These courses are made up of 5 modules each lasting 2 hours which will be delivered via webinar sessions taking place at different times in April and May. There will be three such courses, one in French (starting on 19 April), one in Italian (starting on 23 April) and one in English (starting on 30 April). To find out more and to register for one of these courses please visit the online course information. The number of people who can be accommodated is limited so early registration is encouraged.
The project web site now contains a wealth of resources on the topic of social media including video tutorials, showcases, downloadable versions of the 3 handbooks, video tutorials as well as showcases of good-practice LLP projects with interviews, along with links to other useful materials and resources.
Materials available from the fifth MEDEAnet webinar, on videos for teaching and flipping the classroomSubmitted Monday, March 25, 2013 - 13:50
On 21 March 2013 ATiT organised a one hour webinar in the framework of the MEDEAnet project. The webinar entitled Videos for Teaching had a special focus on the recent trend 'Flipping the Classroom', which attracted 40 participants from 15 countries. The invited speakers were Olaf de Groot (De Verdieping, Stichting Kennisnet, the Netherlands) and Bram Faems (Jonatan Academie and KlasCement, Belgium), who also answered questions from the online audience in an open discussion. A recording and the presentations are now available online.
Teachers and trainers from 7 different European countries are taking part in a training course this week in Leuven on the use of video to support learning. They include primary and secondary school teachers as well as adult educators and university staff and are working together in teams to produce short educational video clips as part of this highly interactive and practical workshop. Despite the sudden snow storm that descended over Leuven this week, they have already begun to make recordings and are looking forward to visiting the Future Classroom Lab in the European Schoolnet premises in Brussels. Find out more about these courses.
This week ATiT is organising a week-long course on Webstrategies and Social Media for LLP Projects in the framework of the Web2LLP project. 8 highly motivated LLP project managers from 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Spain) are working together in groups to create dissemination strategies and action plans to improve the dissemination and reach of lifelong learning projects.
Beside domain experts and trainers from within the Web2LLP partnership, guest speakers include Bernard Van Isacker (PhoenixKM), Kamakshi Rajagopal (Open University, The Netherlands) and Valentina Garoia (European Schoolnet).
Those who missed this hands-on course can visit the project website for video tutorials, video showcases, 3 handbooks and resources. In April-May the partnership is also organising a free online course series of 5 webinars in English, French and Italian, contact us for further information.
21 teachers and trainers from all over Europe have converged on Leuven this week to discover how to create and use educational apps.This week-long hands-on training course is providing them with the basics of creating simple apps for the classroom and their goal is to conceive, plan and create a simple app for teaching purposes utilising the skills and knowledge they have gained by the end of the week. Course participants have a variety of experience but all share an enthusiasm for the task ahead. As well as finding out more about creating educational apps, they are also enjoying the experience of getting to know one another and to enjoy visiting the city of Leuven.