activities, products, results 2008-2010

Waves

This section containts material (documentation, reports, manuals, etc) and information about activities, courses and processes that have been designed, created or implemented by the respective institutions in the context of the activeICT project.

During the meetings, institutions showed and presented to all the partners their own institutions but also the activities that they carry out, how they have implemented it and the results. This was the basis of the activeICT project to allow the exchange of best practises and knowledge. Go to the "meetings" section to know more.

All this material and results, the innovation and research, together with the presentations of the delegates and learners constitute the results of the project.

Take into account that each meterial belongs to the institution and their respective author. Therefore can have copyright restrictions.

Project approved... and started September 2008

partners map

The project has been approved, our activities has just begin. Below you can see the partners location

We are a total of 12 institutions, none of the partners that have applied has been refused. We are from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Germany (2), Poland (2), Latvia and Finland, the co-ordinator is the Senior Citizens' University (SCU) - Universitat Jaume I. You can see the detail of all institutions activities on the left menu.

Thanks to the European Commision to promote the Grundtvig Learning Partnerships, also thanks to the respective National Agencies to support this project and provide financing for the mobilities and always useful help. Without their assistance and the collaboration of everybody this partnership would have never been possible, our learners, staff and teahcer would have never met and therefore, we would remained ignorant.

Project Evaluation

evaluations

The USE has voluntarily offered to carry out the evaluations of the project. The work will consist on evaluate the work done between each meeting, and also the work done in the very same meeting. The forms will evaluate the organisation, communication, task management, exchange of knowledge and usefulness and benefits of the project, and will have a section for suggestions.

Each phase and meeting is evaluated and results are presented before the others meetings, so corrective actions could be taken to maximise the quality and benefits of next periods and meetings.

You can read the evaluation models and the results in the "meetings" section.

First meeting (Castellón, Spain) 5-7, November 2008

uji

The first coordination meeting took place in Castellón, at the Jaume I University

This was the first contact in person of some of the partners and allowed us to get know better, and define the next tasks to do. You can read the material produced in the "meetings" section

SLO activity announcement 11 November 2008

SLO

Activity announcement for activeICT partners interested about learning and practising colaborative web 2.0 learning tools

  • These participants are able to use Skype.
  • SLO will show them how to use different tools of presentation and the use of Mikogo.
  • After the training the participants will give a lesson about the region by using Skype and Mikogo to the others.
  • Later they can be multiplicators in their own groups.

Course from Sastamala Community College January 2009

SLO

The Sastamala Community College is planning the course that is going to carry out with eubuntu.

You can follow up their progress in their blog: http://activeict.posterous.com

Also you can read about the virtual classes they have been doing with SLO (some thechonogical subjects and also literature)

Courses offer in VHS. January 2009

The VHS semiannual course catalogue provides information about the ActiveICT-project and shows the ICT courses offered in the framework of the learning partnership.

These courses, which are specially designed according to older learners needs, aim to provide an introduction to using the mouse, filing, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mails, and the Internet.

 

Wiki course in Castellón. February 2009

Wiki course

The first part of a "active ICT" course started on 5/2/2009. We want to teach learners can they can write in a wiki. After that course, we will keep on working; promoting and filling with content the wiki.

Into this project, we want to know how this activity disseminates in awarenes, motivation and content to the rest of students. Others activities are also planned, they will be detailed in the Udine meeting.

 

Sastamala courses. March 2009

Spring courses

Our key activity in the project is to test new methodology and teaching technology in teaching ICT to seniors (55+). The activity has now reached the following stages:

College has established one Edubuntu ICT-classroom in Kalliala village, Vammala.

Two piloting senior ICT courses are advertised on the college website, via email and in the beginning of Jan 2009 also in the college spring term brochure.

 

 

 

 

IT course in Evora. April 2009

USE course

USE developed a Power Point Course in 5 sessions, an experimental activity for advanced learner’s students

This activity was apart from the regular activities and was for free to the students who wanted to participate. This activity was handled in April, during Easter holidays and we had in the Course 9 senior students.

The dissemination of this activity was made in the advanced learner’s classes in the Institution

 

 

WikiSenior launched. May 2009

WikiSenior

The Senior Citizens University Wiki opened in may 2009 to all seniors. You can see it in http://mayores.uji.es/wiki and also in http://www.wikisenior.es. After some initial content was created, we promote our seniors to practise, experiment and write in this wiki (and any other wiki of course)

You can see the press releases associated to this activity in the Dissemination section, and read about the progress in this activity in the reports of the meetings

Learning through ICT: UFA and SCC May 2009

Learning through ICT

Università delle LiberEtà goes beyond national borders and brings its competencies to Finland thanks to the Internet and the Skype programme. The adult education centre has just finished a course of Spanish language conversation with some Finnish students. This project raised from a cooperation with a similar institution, the Sastamala College.

The Finnish institution is long-experienced in courses via Internet, but decided to make use of the Udine institution know-how on teaching methodologies. The same for Università delle LiberEtà, having great interest in knowing the secrets of courses via Internet for future activities on local scale.

Online lessons give the student the opportunity to be seated at home and can be a valid solution for those who cannot reach the lifelong learning centre in Via Napoli. With just one computer and an Internet connection, you can have lessons from all over the world.

ActiveICT met with Dr Ramūnas Kuncaitis in EAC / NA (CIMO) meeting June 2009

ActiveICT hanke sai kutsun kokoukseen joka pidettiin Helsingissä 15.5.09. Kokouksen kutsujana oli Suomen kansallinen toimisto, CIMO ja kokouksen aiheena oli suomalaisten Grundtvig 1 (monenväliset keskitetyt hankkeet) ja Grundtvig 2 (kansalliset oppimiskumppanuushankkeet) kohtaaminen. Kutsuttujen oppimiskumppanuuksien joukossa oli sellaisia hankkeita, joiden aihealue oli yhteinen jonkin tilaisuudessa läsnä olleen monenvälisen hankkeen kanssa. Kutsuttujen kumppanuuksien joukossa oli senioreiden ja erityistä tukea tarvitsevien ryhmien (vammaiset) parissa työskentelevät hankkeet. Tilaisuutta johti Dr Ramūnas Kuncaitis Euroopan Unionin Komissiosta. Kokoukseen osallistui hankekoordinaattoreita ja työntekijöitä Oulun yliopistosta, THL:stä (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos), Savimäen Klubitalolta, Finlands Svenska Marthaförbund:sta, Karkun evankelisesta opistosta, Diakoniasäätiö Foibesta ja Sastamalan Opistosta. Kokous oli Sastamalan Opiston yksi kevään levitystoiminnoista..

ActiveICT participated in a meeting with a Comission representative Dr Ramūnas Kuncaitis in Helsinki 15.5.2009. The meeting was arranged by the Finnish National Agency, CIMO. Dr Kuncaitis and his colleague from Brussels met with three Finnish centralised Grundtvig 1 projects and three Finnish learning partnerships with the same target groups or end-users. The aim of the meeting was to exchange information and good practices within the country and promote cooperation between Grundtvig 1 and Grundtvig 2 projects.

The Finnish representatives in the meeting were from Oulu University, THL (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos), Savimäen Klubitalo, Finlands Svenska Marthaförbund, Karkku Evangelical College, Diakoniasäätiö Foibe and Sastamala College.

Kokousvalokuvat: Tuija Hyvönen / Meeting photos by Tuija Hyvönen

Learning in Second Life. August 2009

Second Life courses

ActiveICT continues strong. Sastamala College introduces - as piloting courses - two courses for Seniors in Second Life. The courses are virtual round-the-world trips for beginners in Second Life.

Introduction to activity (Finnish)

 

Courses offer in Sastamala. September 2009

This autumn term the college has several courses that are specifically of this this project. They are:

  • NEW: Internet & Communication (in Kalliala village)
  • NEW: Computers & Everyday life (in Lantula village)
  • German language discussion class for Seniors on Skype (in cooperation with Senioren-Lernen-Online (SLO) from Germany)
  • Hablamos Español! Spanish language class on Skype (in cooperation with Università delle LiberEtà del FVG, Centro Internazionale di Educazione Permanente in Udine, Italy)
  • NEW: Tutto Bene? Tutti Bene! Italian language class on Skype (in cooperation with Università delle LiberEtà del FVG, Centro Internazionale di Educazione Permanente in Udine, Italy)

The Skype courses were open for anyone and anywhere in Finland and in Europe.

Learning in family through ICT – “PATCH-WORLd” September 2009

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca presents to the Active ICT partners and learners the PATCH-WORLd (PArents and CHildren Working ORganizing and Learning together) online learning environment.

All the learners have the opportunity to know how funny it can be building a learning community of children and parents and new multimedia personalized learning paths so to enrich their own knowledge and acquire new strategic competences to deal with ICT tools.

SLO Workshop announcement October 2009

SLO workshop

Senioren-Lernen-Online created an international workshop "New forms of online collaboration and communication". In this workshop, participants can learn online communication and online project management in the Web 2.0. The workshop is organized by Senioren-Lernen-Online as part of the Grundtvig project activeICT.

Address of the workshop: http://sites.google.com/site/sloworkshop/Home and blog about the development: http://slo-workshop.posterous.com/

IT course in Lingen. October 2009

VHS course

The VHS offered several IT courses within the framework fo the activeICT project. Most of these courses were designed for absolute beginners.

During these courses we used some of the learning and teaching materials we exchanged with the Latvian "Personality Socialization Research Institute" in Rezekne.

In courses for slighty advanced learners we set up a "test center" where learners can test their already gained computer skills.

After the log-in with the password "active", they can choose between 4 different tests according to their skills and find out what they already know about the computer and/or the Internet. These tests are absolutely anonymous and can help overcome learners' fear of joining in a conversation about any computer topic and give them self-confidence.

In the course of this project another ICT tutor developed a new course. During an excursion learners take pictures with their digital cameras, transfer them to their computer, edit them and finally upload them to a Web album (Picasa). Then they can share their photos with friends and family.

Web 2.0 courses ofered. October 2009

SCU courses

After one year sharing the ideas within the activeICT project, and after the wiki pilot course, this academic year: 2009/2010 we offered to all learners (in the campus and delegations) a web 2.0 courses

As result, the WikiSenior increased greatly the content, and as a test, two delegations created two blogs (two senior groups), you can see them here: Fonts del Llosar (Vilafranca) and Seu dels Ports (Morella)

This initiative created a great impact not only in the local comunities, but also in others learners. Now a lot of people follow them and what is more important, the feel proud to be "in the net"

Course for 50+. October 2009

From October 2009 to January 2010, GWSP, prepared a course for 50 + in the context of the ActiveICT project.

The content of the course was: The internet as pedagogical tool, internet as a tool to search for information and Internet as a communication tool.

 

Courses for handicapted. Jaunuary 2010

IT course

Within the framework of the project PSRI basing on the cooperation agreement with Social Integration State Agency collaborates with Rezekne Support Point of the Social Integration State Agency for the development of IT teaching methodology and implementation of experience gained within the project as well as for the research of trainees’ motivation

We organized and conducted informative workshop for the learners in Social Integration State Agency Rezekne Supporting point. 2 editions of ICT courses for handicapped unemployed people were organised

Course offer in VHS. January 2010

Extract from the VHS course catalogue published in January 2010 (all courses on offer from January 2010 to July 2010); This extract shows the course offered and developed in the framework of the ActiveICT-project: "From the digital image to a slide show and to the web".

This course is designed for people who would like to take photos during an excursion, edit them and upload them to a Web album to share them with friends and family.

 

Soft Learning - An innovative method to teach to adult workers February 2010

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca involves the ActiveICT partners in the sharing of the contents and experiences of the CLAN project (Continuous Learning for Adults with Needs) that introduces the Soft Learning approach in order to facilitate the participation of adults in Lifelong learning actions through the use of games, e-learning, community of learners. Specifically this method is addressed to target groups belonging to categories of adults involved in job characterized by inflexible work organization (army, police, health organizations , fire brigade, air traffic control etc…) and that usually, although involved in specific training activities, are quite excluded from the lifelong leaning action aimed to develop citizenship and basic skills.

Adults Learn with Fun Workshop February 2010

In February 2010 Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca hosts the international Grundtvig Workshop A.L.F. “Adults Learn with Fun”. The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To promote an in-depht analysis and make participants aware of troubles peculiar to relationship between parents and children, due to communication difficulties between generation and to different languages used.
  • To promote the acquisition of new relational skills thanks to constructivist approach.
  • To contribute to the diffusion of a learning model based on cooperation between actors involved.
  • To promote the acquisition of new technical skill in the field of open-source technologies and social networks as learning tools also bringing in contact different generations.
  • To promote the comparison between generations, allowing a profitable exchange of experiences in different fields of knowledge by a ludic-cooperative training methodology combining it with ICT usage.

Universidade Sénior de Évora (Portugal), Personality Socialization Research Institute of Rēzeknes Augstskola (Latvia), Senioren –Lernen-Online (Germany) take part in the Workshop activities consisting in frontal classes, simulations (in presence or on-line), role games, workshop activities to try out directly the models proposed.

A project for the citizen’s social growth and the use of Distance Learning June 2010

Knowledge, Competences and Languages: a project for the citizen’s social growth and the use of Distance Learning as learning tool.

An example of Active citizenship and of implementation of ICT tools to develop courses addressed to adults. The Province of Perugia and Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca present to the Active ICT partners example of the integrated courses for adults belonging to the ASTRA project. This aims to the acquisition of competences which are indispensable to work and live in today’s society and at the same time to answer to the needs of a social/economic system based on knowledge as a key element for the development and the growth of the territory. It also aims at narrowing the social and cultural gaps, in particular as regards those people which are more at risk of social and productive marginalisation.

 

Oline meeting June 2010

Senioren –Lernen-Online and Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca meet online with ‘Mikogo’

Mikogo was successfully used during meetings in the Active ICT project and has played an important role in building a successful business relation among the actors of the project.

Learners and partners of Active ICT have met several times during and after the completion of the project exchanging information and discussing topics in real time. This has allowed a quick and reliable exchange of PDF and Word documents, videos and images and other software applications

Web Sites July 2010

SLO webblog

Within the activeICT project all the partners have carried out activities, some of them, decided to publish their results and products in their own web page institutions. Following you can see the internet addres of that sites: