Intellectual Output 1
A Curriculum for Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into Hybrid Education
The leader of this output is Gulbenes novada vidusskola. The curriculum will be developed after a thorough State of Art Analysis. All partners will conduct a State of Art Research in their country and Europe. After combining the results, a common report will be delivered. This report will be the scientific basis for curriculum and other project outputs.
We will use the participatory approach in this output. We will discuss, revise and decide the strategy together with the stakeholders. We will prepare a database of the relevant stakeholders and provide them with basic information on the project. After developing a draft curriculum we will discuss it with the stakeholders in workshops and meetings and finalize according to their feedback.
The main target group of this output is primary and secondary teachers. The curriculum, we will design, will include the list of learning subjects which they need to learn Web 2.0 tools.
The curriculum will also involve the topics to be processed, how much time these topics will be studied, expected outcomes, the most appropriate method and approach for primary and secondary students.
Work Package 1 – State of Art Analysis
At the beginning of the project, a State of Art Analysis will be performed in order to observe the current situation in partner countries and the missing skills of primary and secondary teachers about Web 2.0 tools. This Analysis will be our baseline analysis for this project outputs. A common report will be prepared for measuring the knowledge of teachers about Web 2.0 tools and hybrid education and determining the missing skills of teachers. This report will also include the current situation of partner countries in hybrid education.
Activity 1. A questionnaire will be prepared by SPEL.
Activity 2. Every partner will apply the questionnaire in their countries. 30 teachers will participate in the survey from each partner country.
Activity 3. Partners (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will conduct a survey to determine the current situation of hybrid education in their country.t
Activity 4. A common format will be prepared for reporting by Gulbenes.
Activity 5. All partners will prepare reports in terms of their countries using the common format.
Activity 6. The collected results of the questionnaire and the survey will be discussed and evaluated between the project partners in an online meeting. Gulbenes will prepare a common State of Art report based on the discussions and results of the questionnaire and the survey.
Work Package 2 – Preparation of th eCurriculum
Activity 1. Gulbenes will make an outline about the curriculum. Each partner will be responsible for a section from the curriculum. They will use the results of the State of Art report in order to form the outline of the curriculum.
Activity 2. A workshop will be performed in order to evaluate the curriculum. All relevant stakeholders (academicians, representatives of educational authorities, educational institutions, public and private schools) will be invited to these workshops. Each partner organization will carry out the workshop for their country. In Turkey, APEC and BTE will organize the workshop together. If a face to face workshop is not possible we will organize online workshops. The number of participants of the workshop is decided according to their population.
Activity 3. Quality evaluation forms prepared by APEC.
Activity 4. All partners (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will apply the quality evaluation questionnaire to the participants of workshops.
Activity 5. Gulbenes will combine the results of the workshops and finalize the curriculum. Then share it with partners.
Activity 6. An online meeting will be organized and modules will be decided according to the curriculum and feedback.
Activity 7. The curriculum will be published through our e-learning platform. Primary and secondary teachers and all stakeholders can reach the curriculum via the e-learning platform.
Activity 8- A newsletter will be prepared by Gulbenes. All partners will send this newsletter to the stakeholders in their contact list.
Intellectual Output 2
Modules and Video Series
Video series is planned as a simple way to learn how to use the tools. It can be reachable using the e-learning platform and website of the project. The videos will cover video modules that include instructions on Web 2.0 tools. Each module will be explained in a video. But if necessary its number will be increased based on the discussions in the workshops and transnational meetings.
The videos will include subtitles on the partners’ native languages. Modules and video series give a new easy way to learn Web 2.0 tools for teachers. Modules include comprehensive and up to date information for Web 2.0 tools. The video series will have audiovisual explanations on each module. The Video Series will involve instructions and explanations on how to use Web 2.0 tools and interactive content. The video series will be developed by using screen capture methods. Therefore, the video series will introduce teachers a list of different Web 2.0 tools and give information on how to use them in their hybrid classes. The primary and secondary teachers will have quick access to videos through the project’s e-learning platform.
This output will address primary and secondary teachers. However, it can be used by all relevant stakeholders at national and international level.
Work Package 1 – Decision of Tools and Modules
The foreseen modules by the coordinator of the project are titled below. However, new modules can be added or removed through a common agreement by the project consortium after examining the workshops and state of art analysis.
Titles of the modules are:
1-Content Management System,
3-Online Storage & File Sharing,
5-Concept Map and Drawing Tools,
7-Animation & Videos,
Activity1- For each module, different Web 2.0 tools will be chosen to be included in the video series. These Web 2.0 tools which will be covered in the video series will be agreed at the transnational meeting with all partners. According to State of Art outcomes, the tools which are needed more will be given priority.
Activity 2- The modules will be distributed among the project consortium considering their experiences and capacities.
Activity 3- Each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will prepare the content of the videos and determine the scope of the videos for the module they are responsible for. Experts of the partner institutions will be responsible for instructions in the video series.
Activity 4 – The scenarios of the videos will be prepared by the assigned partners.
Work Package 2 – Building up of Content of the Videos and Recording of the Videos.
APEC will be responsible for the recording of the videos. They will create the proper environment for the shooting.
Activity1- Gulbenes will prepare an outline for the modules and video series. This outline will cover the required points to be considered in the content such as the design, and examples. The subjects will be focused on and the videos will be selected according to the outline. The number of videos will be set by partners.
Activity 2- The content of each video will be prepared by the assigned partner.
Activity 3 – Videos will have a multi-language function. So, each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will translate the content into their own language. The Turkish translation will be done by BTE.
Activity 4- APEC will integrate the languages into videos.
Activity 5- The video series will be published on the e-learning platform. APEC will be responsible for the publishing and follow-up of the video series. Access to the video series will be supplied from the e-learning platform. Users can give feedback and advice by using the feedback function of the e-learning platform.
Activity 6- A youtube channel will be opened by EDUCENTRUM. This video channel will be used to increase access to the videos. Teachers can also reach the materials in the video series through the project’s e-learning platform.
Activity 7- A newsletter will be prepared by VAEV. All partners will send this newsletter to the stakeholders in their contact list.
Intellectual Output 3 – E-Learning Platform
E-learning platform provides the primary and secondary teachers with easy access to the Web 2.0 tools. This platform will be accessible for primary and secondary teachers when they create an account for themselves. E-learning platform creates a personal education channel for teachers. This output offers teachers a platform which they can use in order to develop their abilities on the digital tools and how to integrate WEB2 tools in their hybrid education. COVID-19 pandemic showed that traditional education cannot be maintained during the pandemic. Our e-learning platform will help teachers to continue the education through online channels. The main aim of this output is to supply teachers a platform they can use for learning Web 2.0 tools and how to use them in their hybrid education practises.
The primary and secondary teachers are the main target of this output. The curriculum, guidetool, and the video series will be on the e-learning platform.
Work Package 1- Building up
Activity 1- BTE will be the lead partner of this output and develop e-learning platform. BTE will upload all project’s outputs into the platform. A simple using platform will be designed. It will have quick access to the materials. The system will include clear and understandable guidance for users’ searches. Teachers will enter the system with their own usernames and passwords. The platform will arrange for users can see their own history and summary of progress.
Activity 2- For the frequently asked questions section, questions will be formed related to teachers’ needs according to the State of Art Report. EDUCENTRUM will develop the questions and answer them. With these questions, frequently asked questions section of the system will be shaped.
Activity 3- In order to prepare useful links part of the platform, a literature review will be performed by EDUCENTRUM . Findings from this review will be put into the useful links section.
Activity 4- Each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will translate the platform into their native language. The Turkish translation will be done by APEC.
Work Package 2- Pilot scheme
La Palma del Condado Municipality will be the responsible partner for piloting. Online pre and post questionnaires will be used in order to measure the success of the project’s outputs. Pre-questionnaire and post-questionnaire will be prepared by Gulbenes novada vidusskola . Based on the results of piloting scheme, and quality assurance forms of each project output the project consortium will make the last changes to the project outputs.
Activity 1- Gulbenes, La Palma del Condado Municipality, APEC, and EDUcentrum will determine the participants for piloting in their countries. Each partner will choose 20 teachers to use the e-learning platform and materials for the pilot scheme.
Activity 2- It will start with 2 days of introductory training. The target of this training is the participants of the pilot scheme.
Activity 3- On the first day of the training, the participant will be provided with a short description of our project, a representation of the platform, and explanation on how to use it.
Activity 4- There will be a pre-questionnaire and post-questionnaire. The questionnaires will be prepared by APEC and BTE. Pre-questionnaire will test the first opinion of the teachers about the platform on the first day of the training. After the pre-questionnaire, teachers will be informed about the purpose and usage of the e-learning platform.
Activity 5- On the second day, practice for teachers will be done. Teachers will have a chance to experience the platform.
Activity 6- End of the 2-day training, there will be a post-questionnaire. Post-questionnaire will involve the consideration of the teachers. It will analyze if teachers find it beneficial, or not.
Activity 7- After the 2-day of training, the participants will continue the piloting activities with the rest of the learning materials.
Activity 8- Piloting Teachers’ feedback will be used to revise and fix the e-learning platform.
Activity 9- The e-learning platform will be open for public access. The operational process of the platform will be tracked by APEC. Using the feedback function of the platform, users can make comments about the platform from the feedback option of the platform. Developments can be made according to users’ feedback by APEC.
Activity 10- An e-newsletter will be prepared by La Palma. After preparing the newsletter, La Palma will share it with partners through the project’s Google Drive. All partners will send this newsletter to the stakeholders.
Intellectual Output 4 – Digital Guidetool
There are very few sources to help teachers to get proper information about Web 2.0 tools and their integration in Hybrid Education easily. This output will define an e-source that guides primary and secondary teachers in order to find the Web 2.0 tool which they are looking for more easily. This Guide will also guide teachers on how to integrate Web 2 tools into their hybrid classes.
This output will provide a solid resource for teachers. They can find the specific tool which is most suitable for their purpose. They can use the digital guidetool like a search engine to find the Web 2.0 tool they are looking for. The guidetool is also an engine that brings information, access, and comparison with the other Web 2.0 tools. It will also guide the primary
and secondary teachers on how to utilize the specific Web 2.0 tool effectively with the instructions. Such a digital guidetool on the features of Web 2.0 tools in the form of a search engine will be the first of its kind provided for the primary and secondary teachers.
This output primarily targets primary and secondary teachers. The Digital Guidetool will also help all primary and secondary teachers from partner countries and all over Europe.
Web 2.0 tools in the curriculum will be defined in The Guidetool. State of Art Analysis results, Pilot Scheme feedback and the reports to be prepared during the project will be our starting point. The leader of this output is SPEL.
Work Package 1- Building-up The Guidetool
Activity 1- Experts from SPEL will categorize the types of Web 2.0 tools that are decided in the curriculum.
Activity 2- Each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will be assigned to prepare one or two categories of the guidetool. The categories of the Guidetool will be distributed according to partners’ expertise.
Activity 3- For standardization purposes, SPEL will prepare a common format for sections of the Guidetool. Partners will use this common format for the categories they will prepare.
Activity 4- Each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, APEC, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will prepare the assigned sections of the guidetool in English. The partners will gather detailed information about the tools. The information will include clear and short explanations on what is the tool used for and how to integrate the relevant Web 2 tool in hybrid classes.
Activity 5- SPEL will combine the content delivered by each partner and develop the digital Guidetool as a search engine.
Activity 6- Guidetool will be arranged as multi-language. So, each partner (Gulbenes, VAEV, EDUCENTRUM, La Palma, BTE, and SPEL) will translate the content.
Activity 7- SPEL will integrate the translations to the digital Guidetool.
Work Package 2- Evaluation
Activity 1- Once the digital Guidetool is completed, APEC will prepare quality evaluation forms.
Activity 2- The quality evaluation form will be applied to project partners’ teaching staff and the users of Guidetool
Activity 3- Considering the evaluation of results, the Guidetool will be revised by SPEL.
Activity 4- After revising, guidetool will be available for public access through our e-learning platform.
Activity 5- The Guidetool will be announced in project web site and project social media accounts. I will also be announced by all partner organizations through their websites and social media accounts.
Activity 6- VAEV will prepare an e-newsletter. After preparing the newsletter, VAEV will share it with partners through the project’s Google Drive. All partners will send this newsletter to the stakeholders.