Over the last few months, exposure to technology and digital learning has been greater than ever before. Teachers, and those responsible for training teachers, have needed to develop new skills and new approaches to adjust to the changing demands in ITT.
With continuing restrictions in place, tutors are finding it increasingly difficult to meet with mentors and trainees in the field. And the traditional ways of being able to make judgements on progress, provide efficient and quality feedback, and combat the feeling of isolation experienced by trainees and mentors is proving ever-challenging.
The use of education technology in supporting ITT has had to take priority.

Watch the video below from Andy Newell, Managing Director of IRIS Connect where he shares solutions to the challenges faced by ITT providers currently and offers a sustainable solution for the future of education technology to support initial teacher training.

Jump directly to specific parts of the video by clicking on the chapters below.


How IRIS Connect can support ITT providersSecure recordingControlled sharingContextualized feedbackRubrics for reflection and assessmentPrivacy toolsSimple editingSharing resources with IRIS Connect GroupsVideo conferencing with IRIS Connect RoomsBringing it all together

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Find out how IRIS Connect can help you overcome the current challenges within Initial Teacher Training

ITT Projects:

ITT Finland

Supporting student teachers’ practical expertise at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland

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ITT Netherlands

Enhancing teacher training by increasing the percentage of real practice filmed at the University of Twente in The Netherlands

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The most significant gain is not only saving 20-40 traveling days per teacher educator but more importantly, it is the feedback received from the student teachers. Those who have used IRIS Connect have reported that the recordings and reflections are significant tools for supporting their professional development.

Teacher Educator, School of Professional Teacher Education at JAMK University of Applied Sciences

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