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TELLConsult's recent activities to support the exploitation of its EU projects

on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:12

Webinar on EU projects for Interactive Whiteboard teacher training

Not long after we had started advertising our EU fundable courses on IWB training for inservice training in Valencia I got invited by Jürgen Wagner to contribute to a most interesting, free access Webinar programme for the federal State Institute for Pedagogy and Media Pädagogy in Saarbrücken (Germany). We submitted the following proposal: 

Approaches and materials for Interactive Whiteboard professional development in 3 EU projects 

          
    
In this webinar we present the outcomes of 3 EU projects addressing teacher

Latest news on Erasmus+ from Dutch EU National Agency

on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:06

TELLConsult concluded the September / October period by attending an information session on the Erasmus+ programme for principals and managers of institutions of primary, secondary and adult education organised by the NL European Platform organisation. 

The information provided was most topical as presenters passed on the latest developments on the Erasmus programme definition gathered on a special session organised by the EU in Brussels for all national agencies and ministries. However, as provider of Comenius courses many questions I had could not be answered yet. E.g.

Overview September events

on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 23:59

iTILT project evaluated

The final report on the iTILT project on IWBs in language education has received a 9 out of 10 score, for which the Executive Agency responsible for Lifelong Learning Projects has congratulated the wholeteam on this “excellent achievement”.  The evaluators rated multi-lingual website www.itilt.eu “of very good quality” for its combination of “several important and well-resourced functions: as a resource for materials with immediate application in classroom setting, awareness raising components with practical tips and suggestion for use and a teaching (tutorial)

July: hectic but exciting month for TELLConsult

on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 23:42

TELLConsult's time and effort was spent on a broad range of activities in July. On the very first day of the month  we joined the group of delegates of the Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' and its course director Diana Barrister at European Schoolnet HQ in Brussels.

Invited by the coordinator of the EU project CPDLab to contribute to this course we presented on subject specific approaches to IWB use.

Most of our content was related to the iTILT project on IWBs in Language Education.

Schoology course room created for iTILT 2013 Comenius course

on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:43

We just finished creating a course room for the iTILT Comenius course using the Schoology Learning Management System (LMS). I first got to know this learning environment at the 2013 Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' offered by the  EU project CPDLab


Invited by the coordinator to contribute I had the pleasure of working with  course director Diana Barrister and the group of delegates on Tuesday July 2 and presented on subject specific approaches to IWB use. 

Hence  most of our content was related to the iTILT project on IWBs in Language Education.

TELLConsult's latest conference contributions and EU project dissemination activities

on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 22:20

On behalf of TELLConsult Ton Koenraad has been very active in the first half of 2013 disseminating (interim) results of the projects his consultancy is involved in. See his activities listed below: 

  • We presented the paper 'NL approaches and instruments to promote integration of ICT in (teacher) education' at the ISNITE 2013 Conference in Ankara, Turkey. 


    Haceteppe University students volunteered to make the conference organisation to a success. As this pic - taken after the conference dinner- testifies time and energy was spent on making guests feel welcome!  


    At the same conference we -

TELLConsult hosted SMARTVET project meeting in Utrecht

on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 22:56

As partner in the EU project SMARTVET on Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in (Irish) vocational Education TELLConsult hosted the project's 3rd meeting in Utrecht.

On the basis of supplied information on its interesting architecture, IWB abundance and my personal former work location, the Faculty of Education of Hogechool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (8.000 students) at the Utrecht Campus was selected as preferred meeting place. 

 

All partners from UK, Ireland and Italy were present. Progress and results were reviewed and further steps planned.

EU projects iTILT and SMARTVET proposed joint presentation at Educa Berlin

on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 09:53

Being involved  in four EU projects dealing with interactive classroom technologies in various capacities (full, subcontracted and dissemination partner) TELLConsult took the iniitiative to try and join forces to contribute collectively to the Educa Online 2012 conference.

Despite time constraints the iTILT and SMARTVET projects managed to co-author and submit a workshop proposal on the deadline, June 1. Find the abstract below.

 

Abstract pre-conference workshop
 
Although the use of interactive whiteboards (IWB) is becoming increasingly commonplace in mainstream education in many of

Draft version of needs analysis report re IWB training presented at SMARTVET project meeting

on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:21

Community College Norwich (CCN) in the UK hosted the second project meeting of the SMART_VET project.
Progress was reviewed and part of that agenda concerned the scrutiny of the draft report of the needs analysis carried out by TELLConsult. See the brief draft summary below. A final version will be available soon after partner and focus group feedback has been processed.
We also defined the agenda for the next period, including the next meeting, this time in Utrecht, Holland: so my turn to host the session.

To round off our visit we were shown around the CCN premises where several