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ICT4EDU Project is launched in Aman, Jordan

Preceded by an online meeting, the face-to-face kick-off meeting of the Capacity Building Erasmus+ project ICT4 EDU took place in Amman, on the 8th and 9th of March, hosted by the University of Jordan. GILT researchers directly involved in the project participated in the meeting activities.

The main objective of the ICT4EDU project is to improve the quality of ICT competencies of early childhood teachers and educators in the nine higher education institutions placed in Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt, in line with the advanced EU practices, thereby, aiming at increasing the quality of education in preschools in those three countries.

+ info: ICT4EDU Website | Facebook

4th Transnational Meeting of the VRNurse4Kids Project in Porto

GILT researchers were the hosts of the 4th Transnational Meeting of the VRNurse4Kids Erasmus+ project, on the 27th and 28th of February. Aiming at developing an e-learning course on Virtual Reality, targeted at pediatric nurses and nursing students, during this meeting, the partners focused on the requirements for implementing the course, and on strategies to improve the content and respective interactive activities.

The meeting closed with an enlighting visit to the Center for Rehabilitation Research, located in the Health Sciences School of the Polytechnic of Porto.

Kick-Off Week: BlendEd Course in Orléans

The University of Orléans (France) hosted the BlendEd Course Kick-Off week, which took place from the 13th to the 17th of February.

This year’s BlendEd edition gathers 52 students organized into 5 teams. Each team must devise a solution for the problem posted by a specific company.

During this week, the students got to know their project challenge and their teammates, had the opportunity to get familiar with Design Thinking and SCRUM frameworks in a “SCRUM Thinking” workshop, and engaged in Teambuilding and Intercultural activities.

For the next few months, students, companies, and teachers will be working at a distance on the proposed solutions. The final results will be presented “live” in Heraklion at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece) by the end of June.

 

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CiC Project – Closing Meeting

On the 14th and 15th of December, CiC – Co-created Interactive Courseware Project’s closing meeting took place at ISEP, hosted by GILT researchers.

The involved researchers from Wolverhampton University, the University of Maribor, the KULeuven University, and from the Nextbook start-up got together to make final adjustments to the deliverables and discuss the project sustainability.

Further information on the project events and results may be accessed on CiC Website.

The 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Zimbabwe

In last december, two of the researchers of the GILT Research Unit were invited to participate in the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting, hosted by the University of Zimbabwe. The overall theme of the conference was Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and Challenges.

This meeting brought together higher education leaders, researchers, policy makers, students, among others.

Learn more about the RUFORUM conference here.

Workshop nacional do SECOVE

A UI GILT organizou o workshop nacional do projeto europeu SECOVE, que decorreu no dia 31 de janeiro de 2023, nas instalações do Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. O evento contou com a presença de diversos representantes de instituições de educação, empresas, partes interessadas públicas e organizações relevantes no setor das energias renováveis.

O objetivo do workshop foi identificar a própria base de cooperação para os stakeholders portugueses em temas como Excelência em VET e energia sustentável de forma a criar o CoVE nacional. Os principais temas discutidos foram: Como pode o SECOVE garantir a excelência no ensino profissional? Quais os desafios e necessidades dos diferentes intervenientes? Como pode o SECOVE contribuir para uma visão de excelência?

O evento foi coorganizado pelos parceiros portugueses do SECOVE:

ENERGAIA – AGENCIA DE ENERGIA DO SUL DA AREA METROPOLITANA DO PORTO,

INOVA+ – INNOVATION SERVICES, SA,

PPORTO – INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DO PORTO,

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OMEGAFLOW – SOLUÇÕES DE ENGENHARIA LDA.

 

VirtualSign: an interview on ΚΡΗΤΗ TV

Over the past years, the project Virtual Sign has become more and more relevant. Virtual Sign is an automatic real-time translation system between text and Portuguese sign language. This system revolutionises communication with deaf people in schools, museums and public places. The project aims to enhance the learning process, improve communication and increase social and educational inclusion.

In the beggining of January, Giorgos Papadourakis, one of our partners from the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece), gave an interview to the ΚΡΗΤΗ TV channel, about the developments of the Virtual Sign project. To watch the interview, click here.

Colóquio & Workshop: Reinventar a Participação Ativa em Educação: Desafios da Inovação

Os desafios da inovação pedagógica e das competências digitais na educação vão estar em debate no colóquio “Reinventar a Participação Ativa em Educação: Desafios da Inovação”, no dia 30 de novembro, no Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, pelas 14h30.

Organizado no âmbito do projeto Co-created Interactive Courseware – CIC“, projeto Erasmus+, coordenado pela Wolverhampton University e com coordenação local da Unidade de Investigação GILTGames Interaction and Learning Technologies, este evento destina-se a docentes de diversas áreas e níveis de ensino e a todos os interessados nestas matérias.  

Para além da partilha de experiências e conhecimentos aplicáveis em diversos contextos educativos, os participantes (que trouxerem computador portátil) terão a possibilidade de utilizar a plataforma digital Nextbook  e de explorar as suas potencialidades.

A participação é gratuita, mas sujeita a inscrição até 25 de novembro, aqui. Será distribuído certificado de participação.

Data: 30 de novembro 2022 | 14h30

Local: ISEP | Auditório Vítor Santos

 

Programa

14h15 – Registo

14h30 – 16h00

  • Abertura
  • Inovação Pedagógica e Competências Digitais | Paula Peres (ISCAP & GILT)
  • Educação 4.0 | Marina Sousa (ISEP-DOG)
  • Co-criação e participação: o projeto CIC | Ana Barata (ISEP-DOG & GILT)
  • Debate

16h00 – Coffee Break

16h15 – Workshop “Explorar o Nextbook”

17h30 – Encerramento

+ info: abt@isep.ipp.pt

 

Link para o formulário de inscrição:

https://forms.office.com/r/kvgS0hiTfB <inscrições fechadas>

Call for External Evaluators for the ICT INOV project

In order to complete the internal evaluation assurance, the ICT_INOV project will appoint an external evaluator to analyse the monitoring of the implementation of project activities and its achievements, in accordance with the objectives of the logical matrix of the project.

Deadline: 15 November 2022

Check all the conditions here: https://www.eu-track.eu/en/eventi-s.php?id=51

3rd TNM VRNurse4Kids Project

The 3rd Transnational Meeting of the VRNurse4Kids project takes place at the Hochschule für Gesundheit University of Applied Sciences, in Bochum, Germany, on the 10th and 11th of October. Ana Barata and Ricardo Almeida are present in the meeting representing the GILT research unit (ISEP-IPP). This meeting will define the contents of the e-learning course to be developed within the project scope.

ATHENA European University Congress

On the 3rd-5th of October, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto is hosting the 5th transnational meeting of the ATHENA European University. The opening session took place this morning in the Superior Institute of Engineering of Porto and welcomed all ATHENA member universities.

The overall objective of the event is to discuss the results achieved so far in all areas of project’s activities. Another key topic will be the preparation for the next stage of cooperation within the ATHENA Alliance.

The ATHENA European University, coordinated by the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, is one of the 45 European universities co-funded by the European Union. ATHENA European University aims to respond to the current and future challenges of a transnational, inclusive, innovative education, permanently aligned with the needs of the global market, creating trends and providing relevant services to local communities, addressing social and environmental challenges as well as European research priorities.

Cooperação entre ISEP e Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina

No seguimento do que tem sido a cooperação entre o ISEP e o IFSC, o programa de intercâmbio PROPICIE, que esteve suspenso nos últimos dois anos, é agora retomado em setembro de 2022. No âmbito da 18º edição do programa, a estudante Emilly Oliveira foi selecionada para colaborar com o Instituto Politécnico do Porto, preenchendo uma das duas vagas contempladas para este programa de mobilidade internacional.

O programa consiste na participação da estudante num projeto de investigação, durante um período de 3 meses, de forma presencial.