ICT4ALL: Interactive and Collaborative Teaching For Autonomous and Lifelong Learning
A team of teachers interested in disseminating ideas and good practices about the pedagogical applications of web 2.0 tools to other teachers who although interested on the subject, yet cannot find proper help on the field, created a platform hosted on Moodle and devise and run monthly courses for in-service teachers about the use of free on-line and web 2.0 tools in Environmental Education.
We are a small group of educators who share a vision for education that looks beyond standardized testing and rote learning and aims at integrating digital technologies into daily teaching practices in creative and purposeful ways.
Towards this goal we decided to establish a Virtual Learning Environment where we could deliver blended learning short-term courses (each course lasts about 3-5 weeks) addressed to in-service teachers working in K-12 education. The courses are offered for free, although there is a limit on the available places (usually 25-30) and an application/registration is needed. The overarching aim of all the courses offered is to guide and support teachers not only to learn how to use various Web 2.0 tools but most important how to effectively utilize them to enhance their teaching practice in a seamless and effortless way and achieve higher levels of students’ engagement and participation in the process.