Rethinking Education integrating Flipped Classes, ICT and OER – E-Classes project for VET teachers
Date 28th February 2019, Place: Maristak Ikastetxea Durango, Spain, Host partner: CECE
Number of participants: 31
At this event attended teachers from different VET schools in the Basque Country and people from HETEL – the confederation of VET schools. A special guest for the event was the Chairman of one of the VET schools in the Basque Country. Presentations of the project and of the Flipped guide have been prepared. After the event, a local newspaper wrote 2 articles about the project’s idea and the future results of the E-CLASSES project.
The most interesting topic for the participants was the way that E-CLASSES project plans to flip the classroom and the importance that we give to evaluation. Feed-back was positive, more schools are involved in making the e-classes course and produce flipped lessons as well as being constantly updated with the progresses and the results of the project.
Open up Education – Virtual E-Classes Learning Environment for vocational education and training
Date: 18th September 2019, Place: Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, Málaga, Spain,
Host partner: CESUR
Number of participants: 51
At this event attended VET and Higher Education students, professional certifications students, university students and teachers from public and private schools in Malaga (Datacontrol formación: accredited private centre in Andalucia by the regional office of employment to teach professional certifications of level 1, 2 and 3 and vocational education training for employment; Levelcom formación: accredited private centre in Andalucia by the regional office of employment to teach professional certifications of level 1, 2 and 3 and vocational education training for employment; Coremsa Online formación: accredited private centre in Andalucia by the regional office of employment to teach professional certifications of level 1, 2 and 3 and vocational education training for employment, Universidad de Málaga: a higher education public institution which offers 63 different degrees and 120 postgraduate courses such as doctorate, masters and own degrees).
During the presentation of the event, Cesur made a review on the whole project, its aims, partnership, objectives and presented products and outputs developed in the frame of the project. The agenda of the one day event included: presentation of the project; overview and tutorials of the project implementation and intellectual outputs; presentation of Flipped classes multimedia lessons; presentation of the Virtual E-Classes Learning Platform; debates on the use of the innovative approach for teachers focusing on open and flexible learning, OERs and a better exploitation of the ICT resources and ways to motivate students to learn easier science and technological disciplines; discussions on the role of companies in preparing students to be better able to evaluate their own competences and become acquainted with the real working world; testimonials with impact of the project.
It has been especially noted the E-classes online platform and the project YouTube channel, showing its content as well as how to navigate through both tools.
It has been very exciting to see how the E-classes project has become real with all the finished tools and being implemented with students and teachers. They apreciated in a very positive manner the results of E-CLASSES, especially the e-learning platform and the YouTube channel with the e-classes videos and enjoyed the promotional gift offered by the hosts: a powerbank, so they will never have problem to watch their flipped-lesson in case they are low of battery!