We are excited to announce our involvement in a new European-wide project focused on improving initial teacher training in the use of ICT to enhance pedagogy.
The “ITELab” Knowledge Alliance, funded by the EU’s Erasmus Plus Programme, has been formed to address the need for training on pedagogical use of ICT during initial teacher education (ITE) and bridge the gap between ICT and on-going professional development.
What it entails
The alliance will create new ITE modules and a MOOC to deliver course content. A Forum of ITE providers and ICT (educational technology) companies will be formed to work collaboratively on key educational issues; this will be incorporated in the existing Future Classroom Lab environment within the European SchoolNet.
Who is involved
The 3-year co-creation project is pulling together expertise from 6 European countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Norway), including Teacher Education Faculties from 6 Universities, the European SchoolNet and 4 industry partners.
IRIS Connect will provide the basis for one of the modules and the MOOC, which will take an experiential and collaborative blended learning approach. These will be piloted across the project partner universities, with the aim to disseminate it across 60 universities and 5000 teachers across Europe by year 3.
If you are interested in getting involved with this project as an associate partner, please contact Vesna Belogaska ([email protected]).