Title Connect the TEachers to reach and teach the NEt GENeration
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-HU-016
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
No doubt that the teachers are challenged by the Net Generation: most of them are digital immigrants, growing up as a “typographic man” while their students – the digital natives – need new media literacy to become critical consumers in the network where they are always connected. The European level educational strategies stressed the responsibility of the teachers in “Learning 2.0”, the conceptualizations of the actions to treat the problems.
In order to progress towards this direction the methods of teachers’ further training must be reconsidered. Training teachers for using software applications in traditional classrooms will not be sufficient at all to develop advanced networking competences. This is the problem for which the partnership decided to give a solution.
Prompt Education – the initiator of Tenegen project – accredited in 2005 a three module training program in Hungary to develop teachers’ e-learning competencies. The course was delivered in typical e-learning 1.0 approach implemented in Moodle LMS with “traditional” online course components.Hundreds of Hungarian teachers took part in the training during the years, and gained basic competences in designing and developing learning objects, managing learning/teaching process in LMS. However in 2008 we had to realize that the typical e-learning 1.0 solution was not able to mediate e-learning innovation any more.
In the frame of the project the consortium will renew the Hungarian modules by adapting the innovations of two earlier LdV projects. These are the NETwork for Teaching Information Society (NETIS) and Sharing Learning Objects in an Open Perspective (SLOOP). The SLOOP project demonstrates the main concepts of e-learning 2.0, while NETIS provides the very philosophical, sociological, pedagogical thesis to understand the new paradigms of teaching/learning in the Information Society.
The 24 months long project started in September of 2008, with 11 partners from 5 countries.
A crucial point of the collaboration is the carfully thought-out planning, in which all possible aspects of the e-learning solution should be taken into consideration.
Another point of the proposal was: we have to involve the representatives of target group into the collaboration in order to ensure a reliable validation of the products. In the partnership there are four Hungarian vocational educational schools, from where 60 teachers will be enrolled in the pilot.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Information and Communication
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
program or curricula
material for open learning
The networking environment will be implemented in Moodle LMS in three languages (English, Hungarian and Turkish). The planned products:
- Tenegen Pedagogical Model based on the results of NETIS and SLOOP and on the needs-analysis carried out by the partnership.
- Online course in five modules based on the methodology defined in TPM, with traditional e-learning 1.0 course components (core content, self assessments assignments, glossaries, quizzes, feedbacks, repository etc.) and with collaborative tools (blogs, e-portfolios, other web 2.0 tools) to engage teachers communicating, authoring, knowledge sharing in online community.
- Repository of teachers’ self created Learning Object and platform of their own created online courses.
- Tenegen Textbook in three languages covering the theoretical background and practical experiences.