BRIGHTS PARTNERS MEET IN RIJEKA!

On 5-7 December 2017,  Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (CTC Rijeka) hosted in Rijeka, Croatia, the third BRIGHTS project meeting and the training of the BRIGHTS national tutors.

The one-day project meeting involved ALL DIGITAL and all the other BRIGHTS partners: Maks vzw, Association Study Center City of Foligno (CSF), DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS) and Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (USGM).

The meeting covered the next steps of the project leading to the implementation of the BRIGHTS blended course (MOOC), the upgrading of the Unite-IT platform, and dissemination activities.

The main objectives of the meeting were:

  • Finalise the production of the BRIGHTS MOOC contents and platform
  • Plan in detail the piloting phase of the project
  • Present a the improved version of the Unite-IT platform and organise the internal testing
  • Monitor and plan all the project transversal activities, including management, dissemination & exploitation, and quality assurance.

After the one-day meeting, the two-day internal training of the BRIGHTS national tutors took place on 6-7 December 0n the CTC Rijeka premises. A workshop on the digital storytelling methodology was organised to provide national tutors with the right skills to train teachers and trainers in the project countries. The workshop was conducted by Maks, and all the partners took part in it. It was a great moment for them to experience the BRIGHTS methodology.

The project partners actively collaborated to advance in the project activities, and after this very constructive meeting and training in Rijeka the BRIGHTS team is ready to progress.

More on the BRIGHTS MOOC

All project partners commonly evaluated the draft version of the BRIGHTS MOOC platform designed by HOU and actively participated in the discussion about the instructional design giving feedback on how to improve it.

The BRIGHTS MOOC “Addressing Global Citizenship Education through Digital Storytelling” addresses the needs of individuals having diverse educational backgrounds who share the enthusiasm for implementing Global Citizenship Education using Digital Storytelling with young people both in formal and non-formal educational contexts. During the project, the course is specifically targeted to secondary school teachers and trainers working with young people aged 13-19 coming from the four project countries (Belgium, Italy, Croatia and Greece).

The duration of the MOOC is 4 weeks and requires in total 20 hours of learning. Each week provides training on a specific module and requires approximately 5 hours of study. At the completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The MOOC is free of charge. It will be delivered for the first time in February 2018 to participants from Belgium, Italy, Croatia and Greece, in Dutch, Italian, Croatian, Greek.

More information on the project website: http://www.brights-project.eu/en/results/brights-mooc/