Project meetings and eventsShort-term training event in Lisbon, Portugal

The CoLED consortium organized a short term joint staff training event in the period 27-31 May 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The learning activity was hosted by AidLearn and attended by representatives from all project partners. Topics of the event included demonstration of collaborative learning tools, innovations in teaching and organizational development, as well as production of multimedia (training) materials and short films creation. The main objective of the training was to exchange knowledge and practices on above mentioned topics with the aim to facilitate the production of high quality training materials. The five day training activities had formats of study visits, presentations, discussion workshops and practical training assignments.

During the first day of the training, a presentation of the learning week was made, followed by an introduction to Moodle in MoodleCloud, presented by PRO-MED. In the afternoon the participant made a study visit to “Lisboa Story Centre” which is designed as an interactive Visitor Center and features state-of-the-art technology.

The second day of the event started with an ice breaker activity, followed by a presentation of the evaluation report of "Introduction to Moodle" in MoodleCloud and sharing the results of Moodle MOOC 14 (MM14) on Moodle for Teachers including the syllabus of online course. In the afternoon the ICT trainer Mrs. Rita Zurrapa presented various collaborative learning tools and approaches, which were tested and discussed among project partners.

The trainer for Day 3 and 4 of the learning week was the film maker Mr. Eduardo Amaro who has extensive expertise in creating interactive materials and short films, starting from film scripts, set settings, directing, filming and editing. During the workshops "Short films creation for Learning" Mr. Amaro presented various digital video and sound formats, introduced the cinematographic narrative approach and discussed digital image size, color systems and frame rates. In the course of the training, the participants had the opportunity to write sample scripts, shoot short movies based on them and learn how to use programs for editing and rendering videos. The workshop activities had a particular emphasis on methods for production of high quality multimedia materials, which formed a solid base for the development of the training system within the framework of the project.

The training week ended with a distribution of certificates of attendance prepared by the host organization and a study visit to “Money Museum” – an example of ICT applied to learning.