11 April 2016, Multiplier Event by EDEN
To cater for the Hungarian speaking professional community, EDEN will be organising its first OpenPROF Multiplier Event on the local premises of EDEN’s valued member institution (and host of the EDEN Secretariat), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The half day event, that will be organised on the 11th of April, aims to inform the local teachers, lecturers and Erasmus coordinators about the most current OpenPROF results, encourage them to use and apply the tools and resources developed by the project and invite all interested colleagues to get involved with the upcoming piloting of the online training materials and modules.
Following a brief official welcome via video conferencing from OpenPROF Coordinator, Airina Volungeviciene and a guest presentation from an invited expert, Dénes Zarka will introduce the 3 freely available training materials
, of which “ICT tools to develop and adapt OER
”, being identified as the most widely applicable from the three, is going to be explained in more detail, together with the showcasing of some of the OERs and asking feedback (about the importance of OERs and the perceived difficulties of their widespread use in Hungarian higher education) from the audience. At the end of the day the participants will be invited to pilot the online training material (available both in English and Hungarian) titled: “Planning and management with ICT support
” (or “On-line mobilitási útmutató - Tervezés és menedzsment IKT támogatással” in Hungarian).
1 April 2016, Multiplier Event by LieDM association
On April 1st, 2016
, LieDM association is organizing the second OpenPROF project multiplier event "Open courses for professional development
" for education institutions in Lithuania. The event aims at presenting the open innovative curriculum prepared for Lithuanian VET, CVET, adult learners, and work based learners. The interested teachers are also invited to participate in course "Personalized learning at workplace
" (in Lithuanian) piloting in April, 2016. The suggested course includes open educational resources and is planned to be openly available at openprof.eu
in English and Lithuanian from May, 2016.
First Multiplier Event in Austria
On the 10th of December 2015, Auxilium organised its first OpenPROF multiplier event in Graz, Austria. In addition to experienced and established trainers and adult educators that were engaged as participants, also future trainers and adult educators took part in the event, seeing the chance of bringing the idea of open professional collaboration to the future generation of trainers and educators alike. Presenting the OpenPROF project and its background to the participants in the beginning, the focus was put on Open Educational Resources and planned curriculum development, discussing the benefits of this method of collaboration. Giving an insight into some of the developed training materials, participants were invited to follow the project’s progress and take it as an example for considering open professional collaboration in their future educational resource development and also potential curriculum designing.