In 2017, IRIS Connect joined the “ITELab” Knowledge Alliance, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus Plus Programme. Formed to address the need for training on the pedagogical use of ICT during initial teacher education (ITE), and bridge the gap between ICT and ongoing professional development, the project undertook an experiential and collaborative blended learning approach to enhancing pedagogy.
The European-wide project includes input from ITE and ICT providers (including IRIS Connect) from 6 countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Norway) to co-create new ITE modules and a MOOC to make available as open source content.
During 2018, Module A and the MOOC were beta-piloted across the project partner universities and now ITELab is opening the invitation up to all teacher-training universities in Europe to participate in the spring 2019 pilots.
The MOOC syllabus and registration form is available below:
More information on each of the modules is available in PDF form and clickable below:
Module B: Designing for Learning
Module C: Working with Learners
To register your interest in the Modules, please email the ITELab project manager, Dorothy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the pilots and the project is available on the project web site: http://itelab.eun.org/pilots