Open Learning Approach with Remote Experiments
Start date: 01 Nov 2011,
The consortium seeks to innovatively implement ICT-based learning materials, remote experiments, and e-didactic methods into formal and non-formal lifelong learning settings. It will enhance and modernize science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula, foster student creativity and motivation, and develop professional skills and insights about the impact of evolving technologies. The organized training courses for teachers, future authors of learning materials and modules, and museum employees will build the e-didactic competences in the STEM by providing remote lab work explanations, offering practically-oriented approaches for strengthening educational programs and technical practices. During the training, at least 100 teachers will integrate at least one learning module into their curriculum, test them in their classrooms, and encourage their students to apply what they learned in a final project. The six comprehensive learning modules with remote experiments – in English and the national languages of the partners – will be prepared based on the target groups’ requirements. The learning and teaching materials will be incorporated in an e-platform with personalized learning environment. The remote experiments as a part of the OLAREX museum exhibition will emphasize hands-on experience, and context-based learning, making this output a unique non-formal e-learning tool. The above activities will assure the project aims: (1) to define the school/academia ICT needs for knowledge and skills in the STEM; (2) to build teachers’, students’, and museum employees’ e-didactic competences in the STEM; (3) to develop practically-oriented learning modules with remote experiments and integrate contents and functionalities in e-learning portal; (4) to enhance and modernize the teaching/learning tools and methods for formal and non-formal lifelong learning institutions; (5) to initiate the school-enterprises linkage.
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