This year’s EDEN conference takes place in Valencia in Spain, the city that I truly fell in love with last summer. It is a fascinating city full of life, cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and green parks, tasty olives and sardines, and awe-inspiring Santiagio Calatrava’s architecture.
But telling you about the city is not the reason I am writing this post. If you are planning to participate in the EDEN 2010 conference I would like to draw your attention to a workshop which is going to be organised by the REVIVE project consortium.
If you are interested in social software and how it can be used in vocational education & training and higher education institutions, if you are looking into Personal Learning Environments and how they can help you and/or your students to put some structure into the unstructured world of social networks, learning tools, and educational resources, than you really shouldn’t miss our workshop. The workshop will address the following issues:
- How have learning and teaching strategies at vocational education & training (VET) and higher education (HE) institutions changed since the advent of new learning tools and Personal Learning Environments (PLE)? How can success stories be identified?
- What challenges do teachers and trainers, as well as curriculum authors face in relation to this shift in learning and teaching tools?
- What key competences teachers and learners require and develop when learning with social software, new learning tools and Personal Learning Environments?
You will listen to some short introductory presentations, you will work in groups, express your ideas, listen to the ideas of others, discuss, comment, present the results… and first of all, you will meet researches, teachers, students, and course designers from different institutions all over the world who are interested in the same things that you are. I hope to see you there!