We are delighted to inform you that one of our key deliverables, the Technology Selection Report, is now available from this link. Why might you find this useful? The selection of online tools is for teachers and facilitators of learning who are thinking about using ICT in new ways to support learning in the classroom. The ICT tools that we have identified to support the AMORES methodology meets the requirements of the recommendation gleaned from our user needs analysis results. The selection and evaluation of interactive ICT tools is based on a rigorous analysis using the SECTIONS model (a framework for selecting technology developed by Bates and Poole).
One of the projects I’m working on is the AMORES project, headed by CARNet in Croatia, and funded by the Comenius programme http://www.amores-project.eu/. The aim of the project is “Discovering a love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity” a phrase that took us a long time to develop, but time well-spent as this focuses our attention on the key goals of the project – yes we’re hoping to promote literacy and reading, but the actual aim is generating a love forliterature, if literacy improves as a consequence, then great. The means by which we’re hoping to do this is by creating learning activities in which schoolchildren in five different European countries (Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Sweden and the UK) create digital artefacts, mainly videos, and share these with each other.
The editorial team is coordinated by CYBERALL-ACCESS and we would love to post any info relevant to AMORES work. Just contact us . In any case this section serves as blog that we will be posting further developments and stakeholders/visitors are welcome to comment.