Technology Enhanced Teaching & Training
The research work started in 2009in the frame of the CreaTech Grundtvig Learning Partnership. The findings of this project were transfered to sector of School Education, further developed, tested and evaluated in a four yers lasting study.
The method bases on the consequently and permanently use of multiple devices (Laptops, tablets or similar devices) during class: Taking notes is supplied by basic texts provided by the teacher (or trainer) containing the chapter’s structure with headings, a package of graphics and images to be inserted into the text during lesson, and additional multimedia based material. The content is delivered by lectures using presentations including the possibility of supplementing content by the learners. Students are involved interactively during class to provide active learning. These activities cover small group work as well as discussions. The learning goals are defined using a competence model. Assessment is done by formative evaluation and regularly competence check.
The core item of an innovative approach is the use of technology in combination with a sophisticated system to take notes. The multiple device replaces paper & pencil and offers additional the access to multimedia based material or videos during class. The students create perfect files and their own well-structured learning repository. This makes reflections easy and supports the students’ learning.
The results of the study were published at the ICERI 2016 in Seville.
A complete book about “Technology Enhanced Teaching” was published in the same year and is available from Amazon.