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Preparing for the Webinar on our EU projects and summercourses

on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:45

We are running a free webinar on 27 Feb to back up the information we have been spreading about the EU projects and their related courses we are organising (see info below). The webinar is part of a series for teaching training organised by Jürgen Wagner of the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, Saarbrücken (Germany). He was kind enough to spend an hour with me to introduce the Adobe Connect room he has designed for these sessions. 

Download the invitation to the webinar here.

EU fundable summercourses for professionals in Language and Vocational Education

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First 5-day IWB course in Comenius Project Tabula Alba

on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:40

On behalf on TELLConsult, having been invited by the project coordinators of the Comenius Regio Project Tabula Alba 

to develop and run the professional development programme on the integration of IWB into classroom teaching, most of my time in November was spent on preparing a first 5-day 'IWB in Education-workshop' planned to be run in Opole in Poland. 

As we (the coordinators and myself) did somehow not come round to properly define the specifications for the contents of the programme I suggested to adapt the questionnaire I used for the needs analysis in the EU SmartVET project to collect

iTILT project ended: impressive impact figures!

on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 22:22

The iTILT project finished this weekend and the final report was duly delivered to the EU commission. Just a few data from the final report to show how successful the results are on the disseminateion front (also testifying how proud partners are on the project outcomes and results):

The iTILT-website www.itilt.eu had 18,545 visits of 10,721 unique visitors and 42.3% returning visitors up to the end of June.

TELLConsult's latest conference contributions and EU project dissemination activities

on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 22:20

On behalf of TELLConsult Ton Koenraad has been very active in the first half of 2013 disseminating (interim) results of the projects his consultancy is involved in. See his activities listed below: 

  • We presented the paper 'NL approaches and instruments to promote integration of ICT in (teacher) education' at the ISNITE 2013 Conference in Ankara, Turkey. 


    Haceteppe University students volunteered to make the conference organisation to a success. As this pic - taken after the conference dinner- testifies time and energy was spent on making guests feel welcome!  


    At the same conference we -

TELLConsult involved in Comenius Regio project application 'TABULA ALBA'

on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 13:26

TELLConsult got invited to organise four course weeks in the period 2013-2015 in the train-the-trainer programme planned for the project 'Tabula Alba'.
A Polish and a Turkish regio decided to collaborate in an application of a Comenius project targeted at continuing professional development of staff of a number of local schools in the field of ICT and IWB in particular.
One of the arguments for this initiative runs as follows: 

'According to the report of Euridice ‘Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at School in Europe 2011’ both Poland and Turkey do not apply modern

My day at BETT

on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:59

 

Recently attended the BETT conference, my first time ever, and was impressed at the sheer size and the variety of presentations and products on show. Main reason for going was to support Margret Oberhofer, the coordinator of the EU project iTILT,  presenting results at the SMARTboard reception and workshop room. For more info and pics see the bloglpost at the iTILT site. Our presentation was also blogged about by Angela Higgins, one of my SMARTVET partners.

I used the rest of the day to get an impression of the state of the art in educational technology land.

EU Grants for language teachers

on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 18:55

 

The Universities of Antwerp, Coimbra and their partners in the EU projects iTILT and NIFLAR are offering EU-funded summercourses in 2013 targeted at teachers of modern languages on:

a) effective use of Interactive Whiteboards 

and

b) ICT & WEB 2.0 applications to promote oral competences, 

respectively.

TELLConsult, co-initiator and partner in both projects, is organising these courses in collaboration with the University of Aveiro and the Technical University of Valencia.

Find more information on the course descriptions at the EU Comenius/Grundtvig Training database, the related

TELLConsult hosted SMARTVET project meeting in Utrecht

on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:56

As partner in the EU project SMARTVET on Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in (Irish) vocational Education TELLConsult hosted the project's 3rd meeting in Utrecht.

On the basis of supplied information on its interesting architecture, IWB abundance and my personal former work location, the Faculty of Education of Hogechool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (8.000 students) at the Utrecht Campus was selected as preferred meeting place. 

 

All partners from UK, Ireland and Italy were present. Progress and results were reviewed and further steps planned.

Draft version of needs analysis report re IWB training presented at SMARTVET project meeting

on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:21

Community College Norwich (CCN) in the UK hosted the second project meeting of the SMART_VET project.
Progress was reviewed and part of that agenda concerned the scrutiny of the draft report of the needs analysis carried out by TELLConsult. See the brief draft summary below. A final version will be available soon after partner and focus group feedback has been processed.
We also defined the agenda for the next period, including the next meeting, this time in Utrecht, Holland: so my turn to host the session.

To round off our visit we were shown around the CCN premises where several

TELLConsult attended SMART_VET project kick-off meeting

on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 16:55

The EU project SMART_VET (2011-2013) had its kick-off meeting at the coordinator (FIT) 's premises in Dublin. 

On behalf of TELLConsult, partner in this project on (interactive whiteboards) IWBs in Vocational Education, I attended and contributed an invited presentation on my experiences with IWBs in education. On the photo here, Gilberto Colinassi (ENAIP FVG),  presenting the Italian SmarTeach project

Obviously I included the related EU project iTILT, presented an overvview and some of the interim products.

Being responsible for the design of the survey questionnaire to map teachers´ IWB

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