Lessons learned

Developers and tutors are talking about their experiences and challenges and give their professional opinions about the use and sustainability of Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices in this focus group video, serving as a summary of feedbacks on the VOCAL results.

 

Final project meeting and new issue of newsletter published

During the last days of summer the final project meeting of the VOCAL partnership has taken place in Ogre, Latvia, at the Ogre Technikums.

The closing of the project is in two months. During the remaining time period, partners concentrate their efforts on dissemination of the project results as well as to formalise and summarise the testimonies of the participating developers, teachers and learners about their experiences with Open Educational Practices.

The results of the project are shared via our latest newsletter.

Introducing re-developed courses: Digital pedagogy by BME

The Digital Pedagogy course is for students of bachelor and master courses of any faculties. It aims to provide an understanding of the main characteristics of digital learning environments and explores current digital learning technologies with the focus on how students can best utilize technology for learning and for personalizing learning

It is developed with the leadership of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

Introducing re-developed courses: Contemporary Education by LieDM

Contemporary Education course is for students of bachelor studies program, first year students and it covers the basics of the education science with the focus on ICT used for learning.

It is developed with the leadership of the Lithuanian Association of Distance and E-Learning.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

Introducing re-developed courses: Audio-visual materials in the learning process by OT

The main audience of the course is vocational teachers in VET and HE, but can be useful for any teacher in other education structures. It focuses mainly on acquiring new practical skills and using of developed audiovisual materials in own work.

The course participant who has successfully passed this course has achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • to acquire new  IT knowledge and skills
  • to prepare and use AV materials and aids
  • personalize own learning environment by using of IT and the experience of colleagues from other countries in creating and using training tools

It is developed with the leadership of the Ogres Tehnikums.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

Introducing re-developed courses: Digital assessment by VMU

The aims of the course – that is targeted to teachers and trainers, future teachers – are:

  • explain learning oriented assessment influenced by 21 century learning trends
  • design assessment strategy to measure new learning trends
  • select correct ICT tools to meet assessment strategies at virtual learning environments

It is developed with the leadership of the Vytautas Magnus University.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

Introducing re-developed courses: Students’ readiness by DHBW

This course aims to prepare students for their tertiary education. The participants will learn how to correctly structure and develop a scientific paper, covering all relevant steps, e.g. finding a topic, generate a structure, etc. Also, the participants will be informed about learning strategies and how to generate motivation themselves.

It is developed with the leadership of the Baden-Würtemberg Cooperative State University.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

Introducing re-developed courses: Intercultural Competence by UDEUSTO

The general aim of this course is to develop Higher Education students’ Intercultural Competence by providing them with the main concepts related to the theme and by provoking group reflections about it.

It is developed with the leadership of the University of Deusto.


Teams of collaborators led by development leaders worked on their courses to re-develope it based on the skills and competences acquired during the short-term staff training events or the on-line VOCAL courses. To introduce their courses, deveopment leaders recorded short teasers for the public to learn about the course and the method they entertained.

All three training materials are finalized and available

The initial three training materials  developed by the project partnership in order to train the staff of the collaborating organisations are ready and made available as open educational resource under  Attribution-Share Alike licence for all the teachers and learners:

  • First training material is about digitalisation of analogue content, by planning, developing and producing it. The material consist of three units, where the first unit includes history of digitalisation (also different templates avaliable), the second unit about the “conversion” process. Read more
  • Second training material consist of three units and provides information about social and cultural differences considering that cultural differences have a significant impact on the learning process nowadays. Read more
  • Third training material is about tutoring international intercultural and diverse learner groups. It consists of 5 units, providing examples and templates, the basic structure for online course. Read more