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eTTCampus European Teachers’ and Trainers’ Virtual campus : 

eTTCampus European Teachers’ and Trainers’ Virtual campus Maureen Layte, EIfEL


Why? eLearning adoption is less than anticipated The skills and motivation of teachers and trainers to apply ICT in their daily teaching activity are still inadequate.


Aim To set up, develop and consolidate a European Virtual Campus for VET teachers and trainers

Target audience: 

Target audience Organisations providing initial and in-service training of teachers and trainers Initial and continuing education and training professionals who train, inform, advise and guide the learners Students intending a teacher/trainer career


Outcomes A virtual agora and learning space to develop teachers’ and trainers’ knowledge, skills and understanding of the use of ICT for learning purposes. A collaboration scheme to achieve the involvement of representatives of teachers andamp; trainers and synergy with related projects Organisation of at least 8 collaborative learning initiatives involving no less than 500 teachers and trainers on different themes Recommendations on the feasibility of a European qualification scheme for teachers and trainers active in the use of ICT for learning Definition of a sustainability plan for the eTTCampus

Partner organisations: 

Partner organisations Finnish National Board of Education (Co-ordinator) ISFOL, Italy GREENWICH University, UK UNIFF-UPB, Spain EDEN, Hungary EIfEL, France Employment Training Corporation, Malta, Hungarian National Observatory, Innove Foundation of Tallinn, Estonia Insitut Superieur des Métiers, France Comenius University, Slovakia 

Expectations of the Campus: results of a user survey: 

Expectations of the Campus: results of a user survey 756 respondents from 45 countries (users of the European Training Village) Extremely wide range of respondents Potential end users asked: Whether they would be prepared to use the Campus What it should provide in terms of Learning resources Issues/contents to work on Communication tools Auxiliary services and information Pedagogical strategies Majority of respondents willing to try it

Resulting guidelines for eTTCampus: 

Resulting guidelines for eTTCampus eTTCampus should: use technology that is simple, user friendly, and interoperable. use clearly defined terms promote proactive practice (in line with adult learning approaches) cope with an audience that may have no experience or negative experience of virtual campuses raise motivation by rewarding learning and human interaction encourage networking be cheap and of high quality consider special needs and accessibility be promoted with a good marketing strategy in order to reach a critical mass of end users.

The Learning Events: 

The Learning Events Getting Started eCompetencies for European Teachers and Trainers Technology ePedagogy Equal Communication and Materials in eLearning (Accessibility) 


A Moodle Platform: 

A Moodle Platform Why Moodle? A free open source software package, designed to help educators create effective online courses based on sound constructivist principles An LMS that can be connected to other tools (for example Elgg). Used in some of the partner institutions Some project members were trained in using Moodle and were given administrator rights in order to create LEs from a storyboard Moodle has been regularly updated - now using Moodle 1.6.3 A survey tool has been produced, with accompanying tutorial

Importance of the Campus: 

Importance of the Campus A dedicated site for TTs and their trainers across Europe Future-facing: learning support for the 21st century Encourages exchanges on practice (benchmarking) Learning by doing: builds confidence in a risk-free environment to raise skills level Promotes collaborative learning Should allow both common and country-specific activities through use of different languages ….

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