Training event in Cartagena

The first fruits of INDIe are being harvested. We had a very productive training event last week in Cartagena. The INDIe project is one year old and a first and very important milestone has been reached: the first version of our authoring tool INDIeAuthor is available. It corresponds to the first intellectual output of the project and was planned for delivery by the end of November 2019.
The first training event of our project was therefore organized and hands-on labs took place where 26 teachers of our partner institutions learnt to generate rich interactive learning units.

To start the event, we had the priviledge to have a session on "Design and Production of Educational Resources" by Paz Prendes, full professor of the University of Murcia and head of the Research Group on EdTech. Paz gave us very valuable guidelines and tips that authors should be aware of, when elaborating learning units. These guidelines range from choice of fonts, colors, and above all, the advice to spend enough time planning the units and the course, identifying clearly the target students, and the teaching methodology that will use the resources (flipped classroom, blended teaching, in class labs, etc...).

The training went on with the following sessions:

  • Use of INDIeMedia, the Multimedia management platform that the project had to develop to manage properly pictures, videos and sound files to be included into INDIeUnits.
  • Tips and tricks for video shooting and production, where Manuel Abriqueta from the CPCD explained to the partners how to select a camara suitable for learning contents and gave us detailed advices on video shooting for educational purposes.

  • Session on elaboration of interactive videos which, we believe, have a great potential for educational resources. The participants got to shoot their own simple videos and introduce interactivity: check here for a sample example: Cervantes Birth

We also had the opportunity to have a great time together and strengthen our bonds, bolstering the feelling of belonging within the INDie team. Coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and the social programme were enjoyable and full of lively debates.

Overall the training event and the subsequent transnational meeting went very well and the objectives were fullfilled. Two surveys were prepared for the attendees to assess the quality of both events. You can see a summary of the results here: