Miscellaneous

E4ALL – Project Meeting Riga

E4ALL – Project Meeting Riga

The first face-to-face project meeting of the E4ALL project took place from October 5th to 6th, 2021 in Riga. It was a pleasure to meet first time personally after several virtual meetings. The meeting was hosted by the Latvian Partner Ecological Future Education (EFE).

The agenda was full: Reports from the first working year, presentation of activities, planning and structuring the project until the end, planning the next Learning-Teaching-Training event (scheduled for Madrid), and much more.

Personal meetings are useful, and especially in creative or cooperative work, they never can be replaced by virtual meetings (which are great for simple technical or organizational issues).

What will be the next activity? Up from this meeting the team will focus on Language Teaching, environmental teaching, and Erasmus+ issues.

Participants in the meeting

Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, FAIE, (PL)
Agnieszka Dadak, President of the Board/Project Manager

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Madrid-Villaverde (ES)
Carlos Trueba Rodríguez, Director, Cristina Arroyo Arroyo

Challedu (GR)
Konstantina Iakovou, Project Manager, Sofia Avramidou

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EDUVITA E.T.S,
Hanna Urbanovich, President; Damiano Stefano Verri

Europäische Bildungsinitiative (EBI)
Peter Mazohl, Head

P6: Ecological Future Education EFE
Megija Kaleja, Chairperson of the Board, Matiss Davis

Here are some pictures of the meeting of the E4ALL project.

CONNECT

CONNECT

The EBI/EIE is a partner in the project CONNECT (Cooperation and training on innovation and entrepreneurship in the eHealth
community), coordinated by the University BABES BOLYAI (CLUJ Napoca, Rumania) with the University of Porto as a partner.

The project focuses on the national priority of “Tackling skills gaps and mismatches” through delivering an education program, which engages students from across European countries to enable continuous innovation and entrepreneurship in the European eHealth sector. The main focus of the CONNECT project is on issues of eHealth innovation, state-of-the-art
training and education of students necessary on the health market, in the form of a highly-and-systematically, organized formal and non-formal educational program to improve knowledge, develop cross-sectoral skills and competencies, entrepreneurship and support students’ critical thinking required to improve health care.

The EBI/EIE will be involved in the platform development, as well as in some fields of eLearning development.

What is a Community of Practice?

community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share common interests, a set of problems, or are in a similar working or learning situation. They come together either physically or virtual to fulfill both individual and group goals.

Significant for CoPs are three items:

  • The Domain
    CoPs are (more or less) a kind of friends club or a network.
  • The Community
    In pursuing their interest in their domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, cooperate, help each other, and share information and material.
  • The Practice
    The community not only shares the same interest, but also material, knowledge, and experiences. Often they use a shared repository which is extended continuously by community members.

 

 

Flipped Learning 3.0 for adults – in a cross-generational setting

Flipped Learning 3.0 for adults – in a cross-generational setting

This is the new challenge for  the EBI/EIE!

In the frame of the E4All (Education for All) project we will develop a special learning experience to convey flipped learning to educators inexperienced in this learning and training framework. The course will take place in Wiener Neustadt (in 2022).

Trainers from the staff of fife European Adult Training organizations will take part. The age distribution is fascinating: The participants will be between 20 and 65+ years old and thus offer the opportunity to plan, carry out and evaluate cross-generational learning within the framework of a flipped learning 3.0 setting.

Implementing Virtual Group Space

The frame conditions of the course force to implement both a virtual group space and an f2f group space for the final training. Here is the structure of the training:

Venue

The training will take place in Wiener Neustadt, Austria in Spring next year.

Participation

If you are interested to participate in this training please contact the organizer, Mr. Peter →  Mazohl. He can agree individual trainings or – if there are free places – even a participation in the training provided in the frame of the E4All project!

Certificate in TEL

Certificate in TEL

Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning

Peter Mazohl, the head of the EBI, is an experienced trainer in Technology Enabled Learning. He started to teach using a learning platform in 2000, learned to implement and use a Moodle server, and finally worked successfully

Since 2013, his approach to teaching and training as based on flipped learning, since 2017 he enhanced the training approach to the Flipped Learning 3.0 Framework.”, offered by the Flipped Learning Global.

In 2021 he participated the MOOC “Technology-Enabled Learning” that had been offered by the Athabasca University (one of the biggest Distance Learning Universities) by interest – to “know what the others teach”. He passed the course and got certified.

The course content covered:

  1. Models of Technology-Enabled Learning
    • The Community of Inquiry
    • TPACK and TIM
    • On Teaching Presence
  2. Technology in Education
    • Integrating Technology in Education
    • Benefits of Technology in Education
  3. Open Educational Resources
    • Understanding Open Educational Resources (OER)
    • Types of Open Licenses
    • Finding OER
  4. Application of Technology
    • Practical Application of Technology
    • Getting Help with Technology
  5. Creating Technology-Enabled Learning

Peter Mazohl evaluated the course as an excellent opportunity for newbies to get the “big idea” and to create an overview of technology-enhanced learning. For experienced trainers it is an interesting possibility to stay informed and at the current level of technology-enhanced  teaching and training as well as to become in contact with trainers that are also interested in this topic.

 

 

Certified Flipped Learning Teacher

Peter Mazohl, the president of the EBI, advanced to a certified Flipped Learning teacher. He attended the course, provided by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (link: https://learn.flglobal.org/).

Flipped Learning 3.0 is well established and researched in various educational fields: Comprehensive in School Education, excellent in Higher Education, and also very well in Vocational Education and Training. The white space on the educational map is the field of Adult Education (AE). This was the reason to set-up a joint project with the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and the European Initiative for Education to develop the first guide for implementing Flipped Learning 3.0 in AE.  

Peter Mazohl’s studies in Flipped Learning 3.0 last from 2017 and were based on his broad knowledge and praxis in teaching and training in the last 40 years. The Flipped Learning Certificate is a kind of recognition of the teaching and training competence and in some was a legitimation to work as an expert in the dissemination and implementation of Flipped Learning 3.0 in Adult Education.

Further information about the courses offered by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative:

About the Flipped Learning Global Initiative

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), is a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders in 49 countries who are committed to effectively reaching every student every day through Flipped Learning. 

Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement. Jon is leading the worldwide adoption of Flipped Learning by working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon is coordinating or guiding Flipped Learning initiatives around the globe including China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, India, South America, and the United States.

Education for All E4all

The EBI is partner in the project “Education for All” (More attractive and inclusive education for all generations) that starts officially with December 1st, 2020. The coordinator Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych invited the project partners to a first virtual meeting where the partners could see for the first time, present their organisation and start the communication process. The five partners in the group are

  • Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Madrid-Villaverde (Spain, Madrid)
  • Challedu (Greece, Athens)
  • Associazione Culturale EduVita E.T.S (Italy, Lecce)
  • Europäische Bildungsinitiative (Austria, Wiener Neustadt)
  • Ecological Future Education (Latvia, Gulbene)

Aims of the project

The general aim of the project is to support the adult educators at designing, delivering and promoting more attractive and inclusive education for all generations of adult learners.

Participants and target groups

The direct target group of the project includes the members, workers, co-workers, educators and volunteers of the Third Sector adult education organisations (i.e. Civil Society Organisations, including informal groups, Non-governmental organisations and other non-profit organisations).
The indirect target group include wide range of education – related organisations, institutions and decision makers.

Which devices do your students/learners use?

Which devices do your students/learners use?

To use multimedia and interactivity learners must be equipped with modern devices that enable to display the content. In addition, it must be possible to work with this content, which includes not only viewing and reading but also saving, changing or creating new content.

The extent to which these activities are carried out often depends on the type of training. Language learning, for example, might be structured differently than learning scientific content.

The first step in our project is to get an overview about the used devices in modern, technology-enhanced learning. Therefore, we did a small survey among trainers, friends and former or current project partners.

You still may contribute to the brainstorming survey. Use the QR-Code and enter your prefered device in this AnswerGarden form.

InterMedia

InterMedia

This is the Acronym of the new Erasmus+ Project, coordinated by the EBI. The partners in the project aim to develop concepts and guidelines to implement interactive and multimedia-based content in technology enhanced trainings and adult education course.

An important issue will be the use of so-called “multiple devices”. This new term means all types of devices that might be used in courses. The screen size and the physical keyboard are major differences betwenn all the possible devices. In the project, the partners will care about the differences and develop guidelines for trainers and training organisations to deliver the same interactive and multimedia-based content in a similar way so that the learning process can be done with all possible devices.

Specific guidelines will be developed togive trainers (and teachers) the competence to work with the modern technology enhanced tools.

Link to the project’s webpage: https://www.intermedia-project.eu/
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