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Video-Supported Education Alliance

Preparation of the 2nd phase of the IRIS Connect experimentation at the University of Évora

In order to summarize what has been learned and gained from the ViSuAL experiments at the University of Évora during its first phase and also to prepare the second phase, the research team organized a meeting with all the experimenters from both phases. In this meeting the research team presented the ViSuAL project again while …

Micro-teaching in the digital era (JAMK – Finland)

Micro-teaching kicked off the process of professional development of teacher students as a facilitator of learning in JAMK’s Internationally oriented teacher education programme for the digital era at the beginning of the study year in August 2019. This inquiry-based approach to learning supports the development of reflection skills by linking the elements of expertise and practical …

Workshop “Learning and new technologies: pathways and possible constructions”

On 13 December the ViSuAL Portuguese team participated in a workshop on the subject of learning and new technologies. Among other aspects flipped-classrooms was presented and discussed in a room composed by students, teachers and researchers from the University of Évora. The use of video in a content consuming way was also discussed and the …

Fourth recording session with teacher Angélica’s students

12 December was time for the fourth group of students from teacher Angelica’s class to gather again and try to build on a little bit more what they have been researching and learning about. This group was supposed to focus on how should we protect our own body in case of fire in the woods. …

Third recording session with teacher Angélica’s students

On 10 December the third recording session with teacher Angélica’s students took place. This group of students task was to learn and help their peers learn about the safety of their own body in the case of a fire in a public place. To do that they started by doing some research by themselves at …

Workshop with Bloco Gráfico

On 9 December the teachers from AEMFP had the opportunity to learn with a trainer who came from Bloco Gráfico to Évora. The workshop focused on helping the teachers understand how Escola Virtual works and how they and their students might benefit from using it on their daily tasks inside and outside the classroom. It …

Second recording session with teacher Angélica’s students

This was the second session we had with teacher Angélica’s students to work individually with one of the five different groups she created. After collecting information at home (individually), working together inside the classroom, sharing what they found about safety of their own body the students were working to create a video to help their …

Last work session in the first cycle of the experiment with IRIS Connect

Today we had our last session in this first cycle of the experimentation with IRIS Connect. It’s been amazing to see the increasing engagement and proficiency of the student-teachers and their supervisors. A lot of videos were recorded, shared, commented and practices were improved. We can say it has been a very good experience so …

ViSuAL project at EAPRIL 2019

ViSuAL project had a very successful spotlight symposium session at EAPRIL 2019 with more than 50 participants. Margus Pedaste gave a short introduction to the project and its pedagogical approach. This was followed by introduction and discussion of six experiments. After that, project coordinator Frank de Jong led a general discussion. See more at: Presentation …

ViSuAL project meetings in Tartu, Estonia (November 2019)

The ViSuAL project team gathered in Tartu, Estonia on 25 – 26 November 2019 to work together again. Several meetings took place during two days and very interesting steps were taken at the co-creation of the Business-University model and the pedagogical model.