Welcome to GILT Research Unit

We are located in the College of Engineering (ISEP) and we are focused on the analysis, design and development of scientific and technical knowledge in the fields of Learning Technology, Assistive Technology, Serious Games, Interaction and Health Technology.

ERACON 2024 in Porto, Portugal

The Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) hosted the 20th Annual Erasmus Congress (ERACON) from June 24 to 28, 2024. Organized by the European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC), the event gathered International Relations Officers, placement and internship managers, researchers, and professionals involved in the ERASMUS+ programme.

ERACON 2024 marked the 20th conference since its inception in 2005. The congress featured a variety of workshops and sessions, all conducted in English, focusing on important themes related to ERASMUS+ activities. The event provided a platform for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and establishing collaborative networks.

Furthermore, the conference saw active participation, with numerous presentations and paper submissions showcasing innovative research and practical solutions. Workshops facilitated hands-on learning and collaborative problem-solving, fostering an environment of mutual learning.

For more information about the congress, please visit ERACON website.

SECOVE Workshop on Sustainable Energy at ISEP

From May 15th to 17th, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto hosted a three-day workshop under the SECOVE project, focused on enhancing the capacity of VET (Vocational Education and Training) teachers in sustainable energy. The event saw active participation from 35 attendees and featured structured sessions, collaborative activities, and educational site visits.

Key Highlights:

  1. Student Projects: Presentations by local VET students on innovative sustainable energy solutions.
  2. Site Visits: Educational visits to public and private entities in the sustainable energy sector, including a tour of EDP’s data analysis lab.
  3. Interactive Sessions: Constructive discussions and a demonstration of a virtual reality application for an upcoming course.

The workshop successfully met its objectives, fostering knowledge exchange and partnerships, and reinforcing the commitment to sustainable energy practices in vocational education.

STEAME: newsletter from May 2024

The STEAME TEACHER FACILITATORS ACADEMY project announces the publication of its third newsletter, showcasing significant strides in improving teacher education across Europe. Funded by ERASMUS+ with reference number 101102619 and coordinated by the University of the National Education Commission, Krakow (UKEN), the project aims to establish the Erasmus+ Teacher Academies Network.

The newsletter covers several key topics, including insights into project objectives, the publication of a new competence framework, and updates on curriculum development. It also features highlights from the recent workshop and roundtable event in Porto, focusing on collaboration among educators.

Additionally, the newsletter announces upcoming free live webinars on teacher education trends, progress in piloting a micro-credential program for STEAME teacher facilitators, and an upcoming European STEAME ACADEMY Symposium.

The newsletter is now available. For more information about the STEAME project and to view the latest newsletter, please visit https://steame-academy.eu/may-29-2024-steame-academy-newsletter-3/.

SA2CC Consortium Publishes Comprehensive Climate Change Report

The consortium has released a report titled “The Research Report on Climate Change in Forestry, Small-scale Livestock Production & Agriculture,” developed under Deliverable 2.3. This publication provides findings from desk research conducted across all member countries, alongside detailed field research results from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan.

This report delves into the multifaceted impacts of climate change on forestry, livestock production, and agriculture. It aims to offer insights and data that can shape future strategies and policies in these critical sectors. The inclusion of Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan in the field research highlights the report’s focus on diverse geographical and climatic conditions, providing a broader understanding of climate change effects.

The publication is a key milestone within Work Package 2 (WP2) of the project, focusing on preparation and groundwork. The primary goal of WP2 is to create a robust foundation for developing and implementing modernized courses that align the needs of Mongolian and Kyrgyz Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with the demands of the business world and real economy.

The findings of this report are expected to significantly influence the educational frameworks in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, ensuring that students are well-prepared to meet the challenges posed by climate change. By linking educational needs with real-world business and economic requirements, the project aims to foster a new generation of professionals adept at navigating and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

For more details on WP2 and to access the full report, visit the project’s website: sa2cc.eu/wp2.