The Hungarian branch of Up2U’s pilot programme was successfully concluded on 15th of September 2018. During the four weeks of the professional development programme, 12 teachers from 8 secondary schools completed the course.
The course consisted of three main parts: the first face to face session, the e-learning part and the closing face to face meeting. The first opening day established the knowledge of the participating teachers to be acquainted with the Up2U platform, the new formal and informal learning methods and the Moodle framework system with the interactive specialized toolbox tailored for their needs. Moreover, this theoretical part of the course prepared them for independent work in the online environment using Moodle and the new integrated applications.
During the e-learning phase, the attendants experimented with new tools in order to improve their ICT skills and pedagogical abilities, competencies.
The programme closed with another face to face attendance day focusing on the following areas: evaluation of online work activities, self-improvement techniques, project-based learning and other learning methods.
Throughout this day the teachers presented their lesson plans to the group using the Moodle integrated tools and techniques, in particular using the Moodle Distance Learning Framework.
In order to demonstrate the importance of this initiative, two university professors were invited to the second face to face session from two major universities: Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Eötvös Lóránd University. This meeting was an interactive discussion about methods, techniques, digital literacy and universities’ needs.
Since we value the feedback of the participants, we measured the acceptance of the new teaching methods offered by this training with Pre-pilot and Post-pilot surveys. The post-processing of the collected data is still in progress.
After the successful training course, the Hungarian expert team started to plan the follow-up techniques regarding teachers’ activities on how they incorporate the Up2U ecosystem and new methodologies in their classroom activities.