Title EU-Trainer for ICT- and Mediacompetencies
Project Number DE/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/147146
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The new training courses "MediaTrainer" are enabling to become a media trainer by utilising the newest requirements in the range of cross media communication. Our training courses across Europe will help to develop skills in effective use of ICT and new media. Become a web-TV reporter, new media journalist or even a trainer. Participants on our training courses will acquire skills in the field of new media and ICT, in particular the creative use of digital audio-visual media and the Internet. They will also acquire knowledge about methodologies for teaching media skills to children, young people, social workers, community media workers, NGO leaders, migrants and senior citizens. Our vocational training course consists of 3 modules: A – ICT and video basics, B – crossmedial journalism, C – trainer competences. The list of ongoing courses can be found on www.youth4media.eu
Summary Information Communications Technology (ICT) and media competence are one of the underlying skills for the citizens taking part in social communication in the European information society. There is a Europe-wide pressing demand for specialists to pass on these skills. However, no European further-education-project with freely available teaching and studying materials, that would be used in specialists professional development was created so far. Our project aimed at developing, testing and transferring of modular further education to “EU – Trainer for ICT and Media Skills” as well as the implementation of this further education in professional development systems of the partner countries – TR, FI, UK, RO, CY, DE, BE and PL. This process is conducted by “Youth4media network” in other EU countries. The primary target group of the project encompasses lecturers and people employed in institutions for further education, citizen and educational media and in NGOs. In addition further education is an interesting area for the employment sector, media designers, journalists, graphic designers, media educators, as well as youth and social workers. Participants are going to acquire basic skills in the field of ICT within various target groups (creative use / creating of digital audio-visual media and Internet). You are also going to acquire knowledge about the methodology of teaching in the field of media education of children, young people, migrants and seniors. If you like to cooperate or use the "MediaTrainer" contact Bürgerhaus Bennohaus or European Youth4media network!
Description Through the enrichment by current offers and training modules the proposal combines, expands, optimizes and harmonizes the elements of Leonardo Pilot Project „EU – Media Trainer“ (PP 146 032). Additionally, this further education project is going to be transferred to the educational systems of other European countries to enable broad use of „EU-Trainer for ICT and media skills“ professional education on European, as well as on national and regional level in the countries the project is going to be transferred to. Extension and development of teaching and learning materials is going to be implemented within new E-learning community (www.trainer.europeanweb.tv).Professional education in the field of ICT / conveying of media skills is not well developed on the European level. There is approximately 250.000 people employed in NGOs, educational and public media (equivalent of KMU), institutions for further education and media design throughout Europe. They are working within very few formal educational and further education projects. The project develops a Europe-wide modular further education with a recognition concept, which assumes that the qualifications gained abroad will be recognized, used and made transparent. The EU-debate about the introduction of the recognition system within the professional education (e.g. ECVET) as well as within the framework of national qualifications (EQF) will be started. A basic structure for newly established European systems for further education for the employed in target sectors will be established and thus, adding, combined abilities to current development within EQF will be assured. On the ground of modular structures (Module A media, ICT Basics, Module B Film, Journalism, WEB-design, Internet, Module C Trainer competence, Project management + placement project) further education within the framework of “EU-Trainer for ICT and media skills” can be realized in an integrated European network. Moreover, time frames are flexible. Single modules are going to be realized in various countries. It doesn’t matter in which of EU member states part of further education project will be realized.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
Other Service Activities
program or curricula
open and distance learning
audio or video cassettes
1) Distribution via TV and WEB-TV internet platform for communication and distribution. Establishment of the European NGOTV (www.ngotv.eu and http://www.europeanweb.tv). The platform is used for representation of the project and advertising of the advanced training. NGOTV registers monthly approx. 50,000 users. The transmissions can be viewed with Windows Media Player or Flash Player world-wide in the internet. 2) Project websiteCompletion of the European internet platform „EU coaches for IKT and media skills" (www.youth4media.eu) for the purpose of communication and distribution. 3) E-Learning Community (www.trainer.europeanweb.tv) platform in the internet for computer-assisted learning. 4) Advanced training concept with manual (http://www.media-trainer.org)Advanced training concept with teaching and learning materials.
5) Handbook "MediaTrainer" - available for free charge at Bürgerhaus Bennohaus. It contains learning contents, training aims, descriptions of method, flow diagrams and references to the execution of the three modules „Module A - Videojournalism“ (40 lessons face to face, 40 hours elearning), “Module B - crossmedial journalism and „Module C - Trainer competencies“. 5) Information and advertising material for valorisation and execution of the advanced training in the form of flyers, brochures and posters. 6) TV segmentsFilm documentaries and TV transmissions about the advanced training and work on the project are distributed in all local television channels of the network (community TV, open TV channels, Campus TV) in Germany and England as well as in Web-TV (http://www.europeanweb.tv).