Trainings

OER development, adaptation and use
13 July, 2016

The European project OUVM (Opening Universities for Virtual Mobility – www.openstudies.eu)  aims to transfer the results of applied research on virtual mobility and open educational resources to the concrete everyday educational practice of teachers and other academic staff. To this end the project invests in the professionalization of teachers, by the development of openly accessible training material and the organization of international training sessions. Having successfully completed all training material, you will be able to: understand the Open Educational Resources and Open education Practices describe/identify specific characteristics of OER describe the evolution of the OER movement find, select, assess an OER use an OER in a VM context produce/reuse an OER for a  VM context Go to course.


Creative Commons (CC) licenses
13 July, 2016

The general goal of this training material is to help teachers create academic materials while complying with the Intellectual Property (IP) laws, with licenses as the main point of interest. The focus is on Creative Commons (CC) licenses, as this licenses are probably the licenses of choice in the academic field. Go to course. The European project OUVM (Opening Universities for Virtual Mobility – www.openstudies.eu)  aims to transfer the results of applied research on virtual mobility and open educational resources to the concrete everyday educational practice of teachers and other academic staff. To this end the project invests in the professionalization of teachers, by the development of openly accessible training material and the organization of international training sessions. This training material will elaborate on three different chapters: 1)...


Designing ICT-based learning activities - MOOC for teachers
06 April, 2016

The HANDSON MOOC is a teacher training course about designing ICT-based learning activities, based on short, specific and very practical units where you can meet your very specific needs at the same time that you can have the support of peers.HANDSON (or Hands-On ICT) is a project aiming to facilitate the inclusion of ICT tools in education. For this purpose, the project results can be summarized in two main outcomes: a MOOC for teachers training in creativity techniques with the support of ICT tools following a learning design studio approach and a toolkit for face-to-face workshops.The HANDSON MOOC is particularly well suited for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of educators from the three sectors Vocational Education and Training (VET), Higher Education (HE) and Schools, and represents an opportunity of becoming part of a large network of teachers who have shown to be knowledgeable peers.The HANDSON toolkit is a short version of the MOOC to facilitate the usage of the HANDSON...


Virtual Internships: what’s in it for business schools?
26 October, 2015

In 2009 the Media and Learning Department of the KU Leuven (Belgium) began exploring the possibilities of virtual internships. After a decade of building experience in virtual mobility (or ICT-supported international learning experiences), this seemed a logical next step. In the latest issue of Global Focus, the EFMD Business Magazine, Mariet Vriens (KU Leuven) describes current research into virtual internships and their advantages and pitfalls. The article is available in pdf and via a podcast.


Virtual Mobility in curriculum design
17 June, 2015

The European project OUVM (Opening Universities for Virtual Mobility – www.openstudies.eu)  aims to transfer the results of applied research on virtual mobility and open educational resources to the concrete everyday educational practice of teachers and other academic staff. To this end the project invests in the professionalization of teachers, by the development of openly accessible training material and the organization of international training sessions. This training material will elaborate on three different chapters: 1) Virtual Mobility curriculum design, 2) Open Educational Resources and 3) Creative Commons. The training material "Virtual Mobility curriculum design" is now completed and freely accessible. In this chapter, teachers and other academic staff are introduced to the consequences of introducing Virtual Mobility in a curriculum at the level of decision making; to the specifics of instructional design for a Virtual Mobility...


ODS Teachers Academy
03 March, 2015

This training framework is targeted to both non-technically oriented teachers as well as to IT-coordinators.The modules are self-contained for flexibility and offer individual learning paths, to take into account different levels of ICT competence and experience with metadata and repositories. Some modules assume little experience with ICT and provide a general practical introduction, others build on previous knowledge.Available through the ODS Training Academies established by the Open Discovery Space project.   


ODS Content Providers Academy
03 March, 2015

This training framework is aimed at training content providers, considering that a Content Provider (CP) is any organization that provides metadata that enables access to digital content for its use in the Open Discovery Space portal (ODSP). A content provider not necessarily hosts the learning resources that it is contributing to the ODSP -acting as a repository and thus storing the digital items- but instead it can only collect metadata with a link to the digital item -acting as a referatory-. The latter is, in fact, the most common case. Available through the ODS Training Academies established by the Open Discovery Space project.


ODS Technology Developers Academy
02 March, 2015

The Technology Developers Programme provides theoretical and practical training to developers in content use and content discovery (metadata, vocabularies, protocols, and registries). Available through the ODS Training Academies established by the Open Discovery Space project.