Title DBTech VET Teachers (DBTech VET)
Project Number 2012-1-FI1-LEO05-09365
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Marketing Text The project will develop model and materials for a basic course module on SQL transactions, and training course to teachers in VET institutions for use of the course module in teaching. The materials are based on ISO SQL standard and implementations in the modern mainstream DBMS products used by ICT industry.
In the survey of the LLP Transversal project DBTech EXT on database education in a sample of VET institutions was found that some essential database topics that are very critical and important to the quality and competitiveness of European ICT industry are hardly covered. Lack of understanding the techniques of SQL transactions and concurrency can lead to poor performance in database environment and companies to loose data permanently.
As part of exploitation of the DBTech EXT project, the current project focuses on providing basics of DBTech EXT tutorials in a suitable form for VET institutions, starting with a training course on SQL transactions to teachers.
The project has developed a model and materials for a basic course module on SQL transactions, and training course to teachers in VET institutions for use of the course module in teaching. The materials are based on ISO SQL standard and implementations in the modern mainstream DBMS products used by ICT industry. The aim is to renew the teaching of database technologies so that it is based on the current and real needs of ICT industry in Europe.
The produced materials is adaptable in all partner countries and translated into national languages.
One objective is to enhance the cooperation between VET, HE and ICT industry.
Developing a module on SQL transactions is to create a transferable model for tailoring an up-to-date pedagogical approach that takes in to account the needs of curricular reform, the national qualification frameworks and recognition of prior learning.
The consortium includes a group of members in DBTechNet network (www.dbtechnet.org) and new HE and VET institute partners having expertise in pedagogy and various database technology areas. The working life is also represented well in the consortium.
The tangible outcomes include the course module on SQL transactions with content materials in Web and downloadable virtual database lab for hands-on exercises, training course material for teachers on pedagogy and use of the course module.
The intangible outcomes are; linking VET and HE education to meet better the needs of labor market, improved co-operation between VET and HE institutes -both national and European wide.
The project impacts the quality of database training in VET institutions, improving knowledge and skills of both teachers and students in reliable accessing of databases, improving vocational competencies of students in labor market.
The course module can be used also on database course on HE institutions and so will help in recognizing earlier studies as VET students continue studies in HE institutions.
Furthermore, the project promotes the European cooperation of VET, HE and industry institutions in the field of database technologies and other fields of education.
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