Resources to support telecollaborative learning
This resource was created particularly for CATAPULT MOOC participants addressing (tele)collaboration in LSP teaching and learning contexts. Information is shared on a number of EU projects that are most helpful for getting inspiration, partner & project finding and related research.
The Evaluate project focused on Teacher Education and one of its results is the Telecollaborative Teacher Training Manual for initial & inservice Teacher training.
A number of its chapters (e.g. #3 on the task sequence model) is also most helpful for LSP practitioners as e.g. task samples can be adapted.
Find the Telecollaborative Teacher Training Manual attached and/or download it and other outputs in different languages (English – German – Hungarian – Spanish – Portuguese) from this page.
There you can also download the information sheet and list of recommendations which the project team authored for ministries of education who are interested in learning more about Virtual Exchange.
Furthermore there are the Unicollaboration and Evolve projects or, alternatively, the e-twinning project for other, non and pre -tertiary target groups. This latter project is also being promoted in teacher education, as this related event organised by the NL EU National Agency shows. See TELLConsult’s blogpost about this event in the Netherlands here.
Another inspiring and facilitating project is SpeakApps and its related, recently started follow-up project TandemMOOC particularly interesting for LSP colleagues coaching individual English and Spanish learners.
For more details see this blog post
Erasmus+ KA3 (EACEA/38/2019): Priority 3 – Strengthening teacher training and education by using the
opportunities of new technologies (School education)
Virtual Innovation and Support Networks are defined as Virtual Exchange programmes which bring together teachers, student teachers and experts in facilitated online collaboration around real-world educational issues.
The VALIANT project aims to establish whether participation in Virtual Exchange programmes will…
- overcome teachers’ sense of isolation and improve levels of motivation.
- develop teachers’ intercultural collaboration skills as well as their ability to participate in online collaborative projects and networks (i.e. eTwinning, Erasmus+ KA2 proposals).
- develop teachers’ ability to use digital technologies for elements of digital professional.
raise awareness of students of Initial Teacher Education of the realities of the teaching profession.