The training activity of the “ITBL Project” took place from 9 to 12 January 2019 in Linz (Austria); CEIPES as partner of the project has participated with four of its members: Maria Limongelli, Luisa Zappalà, Serena Butticè and Erika Vagante.
The training was hosted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Education which supports equal opportunities for unemployed and employed persons of all ages, migrants and especially women on the labor market and learning opportunities. Beside them, the other partners of the project participating to the training were: EOI Fuengirola, IDEC and IES Arroyo De La Miel.
The main aims of the “ITBL Project” are essentially the following: reduce the difficulties in the e-learning platforms and so the school dropouts, as well as increase the number and the variety of tools to track the progression of competences.
In order to do so, the partners have been working on data collection, questionnaires and surveys; as well as the comparison of models, design and implementation of new training tools.
During the training, the partners had also the possibility to track the project progression, make proposals of improvements and present new e-learning tools.
CEIPES proposed strategies for students’ motivation and so reduction of desertion rate through the use of Powtoon, an e-learning platform which enables teachers to create awesome presentations and assignments for their classes; EOI Fuengirola introduced Edpuzzle which allows to personalizes each lesson by editing videos and creating quizzes to check students’ knowledge; IIB did so with LearningApps.org which is another 2.0 App to support learning and teaching processes with interactive modules. Arroyo de la Miel led a workshop on Padlet, an easy and intuitive virtual wall where teachers and students can interact; finally IDEC presented Socrative on gamification techniques to make training fun, increase productivity and improve completion rates.
The Partners finally agreed on the final meeting which will take place next May 2019 in Arroyo de la Miel (Spain).
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