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Scientix is financed under the European Union's Seventh
Framework Programme for Research and Development
The Scientix obse...
www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
European Schoolnet (EUN)
Promoting the use of ICT
and digital technologies
in the ...
www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 3
EUN STEM Projects
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EUN STEM Projects
Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
EDEN 2013 5
European science and maths projects
C...
Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
EDEN 2013 6
http://scientix.eu
Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
EDEN 2013 7
Conference 2011
Workshops 2012
Portal...
Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
EDEN 2013 8
Conference 2014
Workshops
Portal (dis...
Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
EDEN 2013 9
Scientix observatory
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Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez
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Chats and communities of practice
Ch...
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inGenious
• Most significant project ever funded by European
Commission FP7 Science in Society progra...
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• Collecting practices / activities for schools from industry
• Pilot schools – test + evaluate pract...
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The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This documen...
The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This documen...
The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This documen...
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Attracting talented people to chemical
studies: Xperimania
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About the project
Co...
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Xperimania V
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• 4 competitions
• Dissemination  thanks to inGenious
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14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
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Communities of practice
• Limited ti...
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14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway
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Chats
• Audio from experts. Not from...
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http://scientix.eu
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The Scientix Observatory: Online communications channels with teachers and students - benefits, problems and recommendations

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The Scientix Observatory: Online communications channels with teachers and students - benefits, problems and recommendations

  1. 1. Scientix is financed under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development The Scientix observatory: online communication channels with teachers and students – benefits problems and recommendations Dr. Àgueda Gras-Velázquez & Evita Tasiopoulou European Schoolnet, Brussels, Belgium
  2. 2. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org European Schoolnet (EUN) Promoting the use of ICT and digital technologies in the classroom Promoting the European dimension in schools Improving the quality of education in Europe Network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe Three areas of interest:  services to schools,  research and innovation,  sharing of learning resources
  3. 3. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 3 EUN STEM Projects
  4. 4. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 4 EUN STEM Projects
  5. 5. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 5 European science and maths projects Climate Change Community Response Portal
  6. 6. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 6 http://scientix.eu
  7. 7. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 7 Conference 2011 Workshops 2012 Portal Scientix 1: 2010 - 2012
  8. 8. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 8 Conference 2014 Workshops Portal (disseminate projects) Scientix 2: 2013 - 2015 2
  9. 9. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 9 Scientix observatory Scientix National Contact Points Scientix 2: 2013 - 2015 Promote collaboration between projects
  10. 10. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 10 Chats and communities of practice Chats • Online • Live (synchronous) • Discussion / Q&A between experts and audience • Length: 1 – 1h30’ • ≠ Webinars “Communities of practice” (Online discussion events) • Online • Asynchronous • Discussion / Q&A between experts and audience • Length: hours – days – weeks • ≈ forums
  11. 11. ingenious-science.eu inGenious • Most significant project ever funded by European Commission FP7 Science in Society programme targeting education • € 8.3 M – 50% from EC funding • Unique consortium due to: • Career focus • Industry engagement
  12. 12. ingenious-science.eu • Collecting practices / activities for schools from industry • Pilot schools – test + evaluate practices  info for new practices • Webinars / chats: experts answering questions from students • Workshops, academies, summer schools for teachers • Online Communities of practice / discussions • Dissemination / information on careers in industry • School – industry collaboration needs analysis • Network of 1000 schools by 2013 • Setting up of STEM National Platforms inGenious is partially supported by the European Commission’s FP7 programme – project ECB – European Coordination Body (Grant agreement Nº 266622). The content of this document is the sole responsibility of the consortium members and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission and the Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained herein. Activities inGenious - ECB http://ingenious-science.eu
  13. 13. ingenious-science.eu Partners and associate partners
  14. 14. ingenious-science.eu
  15. 15. ingenious-science.eu
  16. 16. ingenious-science.eu
  17. 17. The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This document reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission, cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project no: 519133-LLP-2011-BE-KA4-KA4MP http://desire.eun.org/ STEM education projects: dissemination strategy to reach teachers
  18. 18. The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This document reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission, cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project no: 519133-LLP-2011-BE-KA4-KA4MP http://desire.eun.org/ The European project DESIRE - Objectives • develops models of diffusion & exploitation to ease the spreading of science education projects results to teachers • Identify the best practise dissemination models for project results through exchange of practical experience • make sure more teachers throughout Europe access inspiring methods and tools they can integrate in their teaching practices. http://desire.eun.org
  19. 19. The DESIRE project has been funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. This document reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission, cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project no: 519133-LLP-2011-BE-KA4-KA4MP http://desire.eun.org/
  20. 20. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org Attracting talented people to chemical studies: Xperimania 20 About the project Concentrating on chemistry and physics, Xperimania aims to boost young people’s interest in science, which is a priority for Europe to remain a knowledge-based economy fostering innovation. Xperimania helps students in secondary school classes (pupils aged 10-20) and their teachers to understand the wide variety of applications of chemistry, and how this fascinating science has contributed to the evolution of many day-to-day items. Participating in the following activities provides students with a unique opportunity to stimulate their scientific and analytical skills [...] 2007 http://www.xperimania.net
  21. 21. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 21 Xperimania V • 4 chats • 4 competitions • Dissemination  thanks to inGenious • Expected impact: 1600 students (minimum) V
  22. 22. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  23. 23. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 2013 • 5 chats • 6 school visits FuturEnergia: aims to provide a neutral platform for discussion and debate on the benefits, pros and cons of materials that contribute towards energy efficiency.
  24. 24. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  25. 25. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 25 Communities of practice • Limited time. • For quick answers  short CoPs or better online / f2f discussions. • Teachers the audience? Get teachers to moderate • Every project has forums… difficult to maintain … your experience? Table 2: Number of teachers participating actively and posts submitted in the fours DESIRE ODEs.
  26. 26. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 26 Chats • Audio from experts. Not from students (or even teachers…) • Available afterwards. • “Small” groups. • Internet / equipment problems  then written. • Language  2 experts talking very very slow… • Tool used: Elluminate, Webex, … … your experience?
  27. 27. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 27 http://scientix.eu
  28. 28. Scientix 2: chats and CoPs | A. Gras-Velazquez 14/06/2013 | Oslo, Norway EDEN 2013 28 European Schoolnet Science - Programme Manager / Scientix project manager Àgueda Gras-Velázquez, European Schoolnet, Brussels, Belgium (agueda.gras@eun.org) Takk http://scientix.eu More information European Schoolnet – Business Intelligence Manager / inGenious Technical Infrastructure Manager Evita Tasiopoulou, European Schoolnet, Brussels, Belgium (evita.tasiopoulou@eun.org)

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