The word about innovative STEM micro-MOOC spreads in Lithuanian schools. On the 26th of February, 2018 ODL mMOOC “Household chemicals” was implemented in Prienai “Žiburio” Gymnazium, which is located in the central-south part of Lithuania. On the 28th February, 2018 another ODL mMOOC “Cyclone and Anticyclone“ was implemented in Visaginas Technology and Business VET centre, located in the small town in the east of Lithuania.
Teachers say that mMOOC enrich lessons and raise learners’ interest in the subject, encourage learners’ and motivate them to learn.
On the 14th of February 2018 Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning team went to Simono Daukanto gymnasium (Šiauliai, Lithuania) to the classroom where ODL mMOOC “Water pollution” was implemented. The school learners feedback was very positive – they enjoyed the lesson and using online laboratories and would like to have similar lessons in the future. These are the moments all project team is working for!
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On the 10th of November, 2017 Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning (LieDM association) organized ODL project Multiplier event during EDEN Open Classroom conference “Open Professional Collaboration for Open Classroom” in Lithuania. More than 30 teachers get familiar with the micro-MOOC scenarios, main features of the platform, methods how to incorporate micro-MOOC into curriculum and discussed other opportunities how technologies can enhance learning at school. ODL micro-MOOCs with STEM laboratories were presented as good examples and resources to use in the teaching practices. As there is a lack of Open Educational Resources in Lithuanian language, ODL products in national language were really appreciated by the teachers.
During 21-22 September 2017 Foundation of Deusto led the third partners meeting of the Erasmus+ project “Open Discovery of STEM Laboratories (ODL)”. The transnational meeting took place at the premises of HITSA (Tallinn, Estonia), which initiates and guides innovation and development in the area of educational technology and introduces best practices in Estonia. The agenda of the meeting was focused deeply on the Intellectual Outputs related to ODL MOOC space, developing and implementing the micro-MOOCs, organizing multinational events in each country as well planning the final project conference.
The ODL consortium is starting with the next round of national and local Multiplier Events”micro-MOOC in your classroom”. The event will be organized in 5 countries (Lithuania, Italy, Estonia, Greece, Spain) by ODL partners. The activity aims to make a teacher familiar to deploy the micro-MOOC scenario into the ODL MOOC platform. The main features of platform will be presented. During the workshop teachers will have a chance to start to merge their scenario to education resource. The method how to incorporate their micro-MOOC into curriculum will be provided.
Please contact to representative of your country for the more detailed information about the date of organization and final agenda.
The Teacher Summer school took part at Aci Castello (CT), Italy, 17-22 July 2017. More than 30 participants from five European Countries (Estonia, Italia, Greece, Lithuania and Spain) have been worked collaboratively creating microMOOCs applying Inquiry-Based Learning pedagogical approach.
The agenda, training materials, events’ photos can be found on the TSS website and the final microMOOCs on the MOOCSPACE portal