Title Masters level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in VocAtional Teacher Education
Project Number 07/0227-L/4008
Product P5: Creation of on-line communities for staff and students of in-service vocational teacher training. Virtual student exchange in the way of common module delivery.
Title P5: Creation of on-line communities for staff and students of in-service vocational teacher training. Virtual student exchange in the way of common module delivery.
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text It is an attraction for all students to know about the experiences of their teachers and peers.
At first, staff development courses on developing ICT competencies of staff members were organised in all institutions of the consortium. Besides, several presentations on utilisation of innovative technologies helped to be well-prepared and ready to work on the project tasks.
A Web 2.0-ás technológiák alkalmazási lehetőségei a tanárképzésben http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/magyar-eloadasok.php
In English :
Second Life in Education (SL_presentation.ppt) http://motivate.wetpaint.com/page/Tampere+Meeting
On-line Teacher Education at TAOKK (TAOKK_online.ppt) http://motivate.wetpaint.com/page/Tampere+Meeting
Web 2.0 and Social Media (learningtoolsforInetGen.pdf) http://motivate.wetpaint.com/page/Tampere+Meeting
Web 2.0 – Learning tools for Internet Generation
Experiences of Using Marratech on a Distance Website Design Course
Roadmap – Learning in Virtual 3D Worlds
For building on-line communities three steps were decided and followed:
1. The Moodle platform was set up by TAMK (P2) for the common module delivery of Multimedia and e-learning. E-learning materials and initiatives for discussions were also organised by Tampere Polytechnic. Since delivery of the common module “Multimedia and e-learning” (one of the three common modules) gained an earlier beginning in September 2008, several elements of technological innovation were successfully used during this common module delivery. Moodle provided the platform for sharing training module elements and utilising the advantages of synchronous discussions between students and their tutors from different countries. This common module was organised under Moodle by Tampere Polytechnic (P2) and was supported by Huddersfield University (P8).
2. For the second common module delivery (Advanced Pedagogy) the Moodle was provided by Lisbon University and all VET teacher training institutions participated in the work.
3. While the language for trans-national participation was English in both of the above mentioned common module deliveries, the third co-operation has been organised at national level using the native language. This way large numbers of VET teacher training students and staff members became participants of on-line communities sharing their experiences gained in Teaching a Specialist Subject. Three channels (mechanical, electrical and IT engineering discussions , reflections) supported finding common areas of interest.
All these three common module deliveries were continuously evaluated by Struktura Ltd (P5). At the end of the courses TQM tests of the Moodle were used parallel to the questionnaires of P5. The evaluation of processes are available on the project website: http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/dissemination.php (under point 7).
Target group Employed (LAB-SAL), Pupils (STD-PUP), Trainees (STD-TRNee), Adult learners (STD-ADL), Teachers (TCH-TCH), Trainers (TCH-TRNer), Education managers (TCH-MNGR), Educators / mediators / learning facilitators (TCH-FAC)
Result Not only for the course duration were the students active but having received their qualification they still actively contributed to the common work of the online communities.
Area of application In the three chosen subject area the common elements of the modules were covered by the online discussion forums and also by common tasks of the students.