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Scientix 10th SPWatFCL Brussels 26-28 February 2016: eSchools project: Modular digital education resources for STEM subjects


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Presentation of "eSchools project", held during the 10th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Brussels, 26-28 February 2016

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Scientix 10th SPWatFCL Brussels 26-28 February 2016: eSchools project: Modular digital education resources for STEM subjects

  1. 1. Modular digital education resources for STEM subjects eSchools project Branka Vuk, CARNet 10th Scientix Project’s Networking Event Brussels, 27 February 2016
  2. 2. CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) Public institution under the Ministry of Education National research and education network Internet service provider for the education and academic community but also...
  3. 3. eSchools Project (2015 – 2022) Goal: digitally mature schools 180 mil. EUR total Pilot (2015-18) 150 schools 2nd phase (2019 – 2022) + min. 700 schools lessons learned
  4. 4. IT infrastructure and equipment e-Services (apps) Training and support ICT in Teaching and Learning Community of practice Digital maturity framework + research
  5. 5. eContent a.k.a. Modular digital open education resources for STEM subjects
  6. 6. ... for STEM subjects STEM = math, physics, chemistry, biology Comprehensive curriculum for: 7th and 8th grade elementary 1st and 2nd grade high school Teachers’ “books”
  7. 7. Modular... Divided into modules that can function independently (content- and technology-wise) 1 module = 1 top-level learning outcome approx. 12 – 19 per year/subject
  8. 8. ... digital education resources ... in a digital format, used online and offline, on (almost) any device, accessible, motivating and student-centred, promoting the use of PBL/IBL etc., interactive, rich in advanced multimedia (when and where appropriate for learning!), providing self-assessment tools, adaptable for students with various abilities and learning preferences, for use primarily in school, but also additional activities at home No more no less All through public procurement
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  10. 10. Criteria for good-quality DER Scientific accuracy Ethical (non- discriminatory in any way) Pedagogical and psychological Organisational (UI and UX) Technical (tech spec.) Language
  11. 11. Pedagogical and psychological Motivation and appropriateness Multi-sensoriality, clarity and functionality Graduality and applicability Modern teaching and learning methods and approaches Self-assessment and feedback Teaching and learning in different environments Individualisation
  12. 12. Technical specification responsive, accessible, standard metadata single-page design, initial pg – magazine style intuitive UI and good UX hpub (Baker) format html + css + JavaScript online (browser) offline (native app on the device)
  13. 13. ... open ... This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
  14. 14. Plus... Learning scenarios for STEM Repository of digital education resources Suggestion to the MoE to be adopted on national level
  15. 15. Thank you!