MOOCs and mobility: Accessing and sharing pedagogical content to improve teacher-student learning experiences

Ms Carolina Jeux and Mr Marc Durando | Presentation (PDF)

Telefónica Learning Services and European Schoolnet

 

Description:


European Schoolnet is a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe focusing on the use of ICT in education. The network runs a range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education projects together with its Ministries, the European Commission and industry partners. The European Schoolnet Academy is designated to offer an infrastructure for online professional development for teachers from across Europe. The long-term vision for the Academy is to offer the infrastructure to Ministries of Education, European Commission funded projects, teacher training institutions and other partners. The infrastructure will include a platform, a validation framework for course content, support and guidance on instructional design as well as a certification scheme.

The project is currently setup in the form of a pilot to test out key concepts and ideas. Initially, the infrastructure will be used by European Schoolnet projects to offer professional development to teachers in Europe. European Schoolnet is preparing three pilot courses which cover three key areas of expertise of the organisation and link into project activities: Future Classroom Scenarios, STEM education and eSafety in schools.

The Academy will host courses focusing on the use of mobile technologies in the classroom and at the same time promote the use of mobile technologies for professional development by offering teachers to participate in the courses via mobile technologies.

Telefónica Learning Services (part of the Telefónica Group), is a leading Spanish telecommunications company that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs. With the company having recently developed a new platform capable of hosting and managing massive open online courses (or MOOCs), conversations began between the two sides to explore how the challenge posed by the European Schoolnet Academy, could be turned into a reality. How could the Academy organise all the training content in an accessible and pedagogically effective manner and make it available to teachers all across Europe, thereby improving the pedagogical support and professional training to this critical group? How could this content be made available via mobile technologies to enhance the quality and accessibility of professional development for teachers?

Our joint proposal for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week is to:

 

  •  Give an overall context of the challenges posed by the European Schoolnet Academy.
  • Identify some of the key organisational and technological issues facing the Academy and what Telefónica Learning Services was able to offer with its ‘wemooc’ platform.
  •  Explain and show a demonstration (online) of how these issues were addressed and how the project is continuing to move towards the Academy long-term goals stated above.
  •  Give a brief summary of ‘lessons’ learned.
  •  Open up to the floor with the objective of eliciting audience participation particular emphasis on sharing experiences of MOOCs to push professional development within the Education Sector. 


Biography:

Telefónica Learning Services (TLS), S.L.U., is a company within the Telefónica Group telecommunications that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs.

We are a multi-skilled team of educators, consultants, technology experts, web developers, web designers, managers, teachers, tutors and student assessors that develop a wide range of e-learning products and services.

We offer our customers new learning and teaching methods, convinced that this is the best way to encourage competence amongst students, citizens and employees with the aim of fostering their personal and professional development. Consequently, we use the latest methods and technologies available with multimedia content that are entertaining, useful and accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device.

European Schoolnet is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.

Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has used its links with education ministries to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to achieve in the knowledge society.

European Schoolnet provides both Ministries and schools with: information and services relating to the innovative use of educational technology; outreach campaigns on specific educational topics such as maths, science and technology; and research activities.

Links:

Twitter: @eu_schoolnet

Web:

http://www.eun.org/#.UmquZzNIpFM.facebook

MOOCs and mobility: Accessing and sharing pedagogical content to improve teacher-student learning experiences

Ms Carolina Jeux and Mr Marc Durando

Telefónica Learning Services and European Schoolnet

 

Description:


European Schoolnet is a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe focusing on the use of ICT in education. The network runs a range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education projects together with its Ministries, the European Commission and industry partners. The European Schoolnet Academy is designated to offer an infrastructure for online professional development for teachers from across Europe. The long-term vision for the Academy is to offer the infrastructure to Ministries of Education, European Commission funded projects, teacher training institutions and other partners. The infrastructure will include a platform, a validation framework for course content, support and guidance on instructional design as well as a certification scheme.

The project is currently setup in the form of a pilot to test out key concepts and ideas. Initially, the infrastructure will be used by European Schoolnet projects to offer professional development to teachers in Europe. European Schoolnet is preparing three pilot courses which cover three key areas of expertise of the organisation and link into project activities: Future Classroom Scenarios, STEM education and eSafety in schools.

The Academy will host courses focusing on the use of mobile technologies in the classroom and at the same time promote the use of mobile technologies for professional development by offering teachers to participate in the courses via mobile technologies.

Telefónica Learning Services (part of the Telefónica Group), is a leading Spanish telecommunications company that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs. With the company having recently developed a new platform capable of hosting and managing massive open online courses (or MOOCs), conversations began between the two sides to explore how the challenge posed by the European Schoolnet Academy, could be turned into a reality. How could the Academy organise all the training content in an accessible and pedagogically effective manner and make it available to teachers all across Europe, thereby improving the pedagogical support and professional training to this critical group? How could this content be made available via mobile technologies to enhance the quality and accessibility of professional development for teachers?

Our joint proposal for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week is to:

 

 

  •  Give an overall context of the challenges posed by the European Schoolnet Academy.
  • Identify some of the key organisational and technological issues facing the Academy and what Telefónica Learning Services was able to offer with its ‘wemooc’ platform.
  •  Explain and show a demonstration (online) of how these issues were addressed and how the project is continuing to move towards the Academy long-term goals stated above.
  •  Give a brief summary of ‘lessons’ learned.
  •  Open up to the floor with the objective of eliciting audience participation particular emphasis on sharing experiences of MOOCs to push professional development within the Education Sector. 


Biography:

Telefónica Learning Services (TLS), S.L.U., is a company within the Telefónica Group telecommunications that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs.

We are a multi-skilled team of educators, consultants, technology experts, web developers, web designers, managers, teachers, tutors and student assessors that develop a wide range of e-learning products and services.

We offer our customers new learning and teaching methods, convinced that this is the best way to encourage competence amongst students, citizens and employees with the aim of fostering their personal and professional development. Consequently, we use the latest methods and technologies available with multimedia content that are entertaining, useful and accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device.

European Schoolnet is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.

Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has used its links with education ministries to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to achieve in the knowledge society.

European Schoolnet provides both Ministries and schools with: information and services relating to the innovative use of educational technology; outreach campaigns on specific educational topics such as maths, science and technology; and research activities.

Links:

Twitter: @eu_schoolnet

Web:

http://www.eun.org/#.UmquZzNIpFM.facebook

MOOCs and mobility: Accessing and sharing pedagogical content to improve teacher-student learning experiences

Ms Carolina Jeux and Mr Marc Durando

Telefónica Learning Services and European Schoolnet

 

Description:


European Schoolnet is a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe focusing on the use of ICT in education. The network runs a range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education projects together with its Ministries, the European Commission and industry partners. The European Schoolnet Academy is designated to offer an infrastructure for online professional development for teachers from across Europe. The long-term vision for the Academy is to offer the infrastructure to Ministries of Education, European Commission funded projects, teacher training institutions and other partners. The infrastructure will include a platform, a validation framework for course content, support and guidance on instructional design as well as a certification scheme.

The project is currently setup in the form of a pilot to test out key concepts and ideas. Initially, the infrastructure will be used by European Schoolnet projects to offer professional development to teachers in Europe. European Schoolnet is preparing three pilot courses which cover three key areas of expertise of the organisation and link into project activities: Future Classroom Scenarios, STEM education and eSafety in schools.

The Academy will host courses focusing on the use of mobile technologies in the classroom and at the same time promote the use of mobile technologies for professional development by offering teachers to participate in the courses via mobile technologies.

Telefónica Learning Services (part of the Telefónica Group), is a leading Spanish telecommunications company that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs. With the company having recently developed a new platform capable of hosting and managing massive open online courses (or MOOCs), conversations began between the two sides to explore how the challenge posed by the European Schoolnet Academy, could be turned into a reality. How could the Academy organise all the training content in an accessible and pedagogically effective manner and make it available to teachers all across Europe, thereby improving the pedagogical support and professional training to this critical group? How could this content be made available via mobile technologies to enhance the quality and accessibility of professional development for teachers?

Our joint proposal for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week is to:

 

 

  •  Give an overall context of the challenges posed by the European Schoolnet Academy.
  • Identify some of the key organisational and technological issues facing the Academy and what Telefónica Learning Services was able to offer with its ‘wemooc’ platform.
  •  Explain and show a demonstration (online) of how these issues were addressed and how the project is continuing to move towards the Academy long-term goals stated above.
  •  Give a brief summary of ‘lessons’ learned.
  •  Open up to the floor with the objective of eliciting audience participation particular emphasis on sharing experiences of MOOCs to push professional development within the Education Sector. 


Biography:

Telefónica Learning Services (TLS), S.L.U., is a company within the Telefónica Group telecommunications that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for educational and training needs.

We are a multi-skilled team of educators, consultants, technology experts, web developers, web designers, managers, teachers, tutors and student assessors that develop a wide range of e-learning products and services.

We offer our customers new learning and teaching methods, convinced that this is the best way to encourage competence amongst students, citizens and employees with the aim of fostering their personal and professional development. Consequently, we use the latest methods and technologies available with multimedia content that are entertaining, useful and accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device.

European Schoolnet is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.

Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has used its links with education ministries to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to achieve in the knowledge society.

European Schoolnet provides both Ministries and schools with: information and services relating to the innovative use of educational technology; outreach campaigns on specific educational topics such as maths, science and technology; and research activities.

Links:

Twitter: @eu_schoolnet

Web:

http://www.eun.org/#.UmquZzNIpFM.facebook

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