Problems to solve
According the newest surveys the use of computers in European schools is close to 100%, and almost all European schools have internet access. We also find essential improvements concerning the basic ICT competencies of VET teachers. In spite of positive tendencies, the e-learning methods have not been integrated in the schools’ pedagogical programs at the expected level, not even in the frontrunner countries. The wide e-learning developments do not seem to reach the target group: the VET teachers, and as a consequence even not the primary target group, the VET students. In a Hungarian case study we find that the majority (73%) of VET students are skeptical about their teachers’ skills to apply ICT in the class.  The ways of learning and teaching are changing in the information society independently from the teacher’s (from our) intentions. Among us lives a new generation (born between 1982-1991), called Net Generation, which learns and communicate on a new way, form their own special path to get information about the surrounding world. They are always connected: they are the “digital natives”. To be able to guide n-Gen on the way to become a citizen of the knowledge society, the teachers have to experience what the phenomenon of web 2.0, e-learning 2.0 mean, how they can incorporate the social networking, the connectivism, the knowledge sharing in their educational activities, they have to have not only digital literacy but fluency in information technology.
Target group: VET teachers and trainers, VET schools



Aims
The aim of the project is to establish the TENEGEN networking environment, in which they will not only study but also experience the newest e-learning methods, by cooperating, communicating, providing and sharing knowledge – where they learn, why is so important for the NET Generation “to be connected”.


Objectives

  • develop TENEGEN online networking environment based on open source LMS,
  • elaborate and implement in TENEGEN 5 training modules (HU, EN, DE, TR, IT),
  • publish course book (HU. EN), establish pilot training for VET teachers,
  • validate and verify the results in 5 VET schools
  • disseminate the results all over Europe