Happy new year 2018

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:29 AM by Birgit May   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 5:30 AM ]

 We wish you a happy new year 2018 with a lot of brilliant ideas and the opportunity to make these ideas become reality. We hope to present the first prototype of our community of practice (CoP) soon and share the first experience working with the CoP. 2017 was full of conceptual work in the AduLeT project and now it is time to realize these concepts within the CoP. 

Current work at the community of practice (CoP)

posted Dec 5, 2017, 3:46 AM by Birgit May   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 3:48 AM ]

At the moment the AduLeT team is mainly focused on the development and implementation of the community of practice (CoP). Since end of October four online meetings were held in order to plan the CoP and collect the requirements which urge from the influencing intellectual outputs (O1 and O2, later as well O3). At first the AduLeT team had a closer look to existing systems like Wikis, GoogleSites, CRM and shopping systems, Moodle and Moodlerooms, WordPress or Joomla. Quickly the AduLeT team realized that the requirements of the CoP are very peculiar and therefore decided to involve more technical experts to the process of finding a proper basis for the CoP.
At first there was the idea to build the community of practice from the scratch with the support of some frameworks like YII, but now the AduLeT team decided to give the system Drupal a chance for the first version of the CoP. At the moment the system Drupal is installed at the University of Education Ludwigsburg and can soon be adopted to the project’s needs.

The first "build the community" workshops

posted Oct 25, 2017, 5:55 AM by Birgit May   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 4:26 AM ]

The main target group of the AduLeT-project are lecturers at the participating institutions, but also lecturers at other higher education institutions, who will both be part of and gain from the Community of Practice (CoP). Therefore the AduLet-project involves lecturers of the partner institutions from the very beginning of the project.

During the summer of 2017 more than 80 lecturers participated in the first “build the community" workshops that were held at all six universities of the project. The lecturers had either already some experiences in using technologies in their teaching or they have none experiences, but are interested in using technologies in their teaching.

During the workshops the project AduLeT was introduced and presented. After that the template for the teaching methods and the template for the TEL tools were introduced and more importantly the lecturers had the possibility to give a feedback concerning the structure and usability. In this way they were able to contribute to the revision of the templates for describing teaching methods and TEL tools. In a brainstorming session specific teaching methods and TEL tools were collected. As a result 39 teaching methods were described and suggested for the collection of teaching methods 1.0 and 34 TEL tools for the collection of TEL tools 1.0. Finally, the community of practice (CoP) was discussed and the lecturers could give a feedback for the implementation of this community, since they are the main target group for the CoP.
The workshop were very fruitful and productive for all partners. The results were send to the leaders of intellectual output 1 and intellectual output 2 and are in the reviewing process at the moment. Furthermore the involved lecturers’ feedback shows that the workshop helped them to enrich their knowledge about TEL tools and their usage in higher education teaching. This was indicated by the results of a questionnaire that the workshop participants filled out after the workshop.

Third transnational meeting Bragança (Portugal)

posted Oct 25, 2017, 5:51 AM by Birgit May   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 1:57 AM ]

The third transnational meeting was held in Bragança (Portugal) from the 2nd until 3rd of October 2017. From the project partners, at least one person per partner institution participated at the meeting that was held at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança.

The main goal of the meeting was to have a closer look at the status and next steps of the intellectual outputs. Regarding the collection of teaching methods and the collection of TEL tools the project partners discussed about the requirements for the Community of Practice. Furthermore, the procedure for undertaking the survey for the collection of existing barriers at the participating was determined.

All in all, it was a very fruitful meeting with a lot of interesting discussions and agreements on the next steps.

AduLeT was presented at the GMW Jahrestagung 2017

posted Sep 15, 2017, 2:11 AM by Birgit May   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 2:22 AM ]

Annika Jokiaho and Birgit May were accepted at the GMW Jahrestagung 2017 in Chemnitz (Germany) and had the chance also to present the AduLeT project

Second transnational meeting in Heerlen (NL)

posted May 23, 2017, 12:17 PM by E-Learning PH Ludwigsburg   [ updated May 29, 2017, 12:43 PM ]

From the 8th until the 9th of May the second transnational meeting took place in Heerlen (Netherlands). All project partners were able to join the meeting and sent at least one person. All partners arrived already Sunday afternoon and met for a first business dinner in a restaurant close to the hotel. Being already in the city the meeting started at 9:30 am at the Welten department of the Open University. The team from the Netherlands welcomed the AduLeT members and after that the partners talked about the status concerning project management, dissemination and all the intellectual outputs. Although it was a tight schedule the partners had to work through there was still time to get to know some interesting projects of the Welten department.

Kick-Off Meeting of the ERASMUS+ EU Project "AduLeT"

posted Mar 30, 2017, 2:16 AM by E-Learning PH Ludwigsburg   [ updated May 17, 2017, 3:13 AM by Birgit May ]

 For the 1st and 2nd of December 2016 the PH-Ludwigsburg (University of Education Ludwigsburg) invited the project partners of six different countries for the Kick-Off Meeting of the ERASMUS+ EU project "AduLeT": Humak University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Open University Netherlands, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca (Portugal), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), Pallas Athene University (Hungary) and Pixel (Italy).
The triannual project "AduLeT" aims to identify obstacles for the use of E-Learning in higher education teaching and to determine methods of resolution. The project is coordinated by Dr. Birgit May and managed by Dr. Annika Jokiaho.

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