6th TPM – 7 & 8 May
When we met last time in Finland, we thought of having our next meeting in Athens, enjoying the warmth of the South and the hospitality of our colleagues from Athens again. Since then, a lot has changed in our lives – things we took for granted disappeared temporarily, but also creative ideas appeared where we did not expect them. We all hope that all of this will bring us forward, somehow.
What we also experience is that digital tools suddenly became top priority in educational organisations. This turbo-transformation has good, but potentially also some less positive sides. Nevertheless, we do not need to seek for arguments anymore if somebody denies the potentials of ICT in education.
So we will perform this meeting also using ICT tools. Our own experiences using videoconferencing, however, made us notice that using this for hours is very tiring. Also technical problems like poor internet connection and delays between sound and video make these video conferences a challenge. Hence, we try to perform this transnational project meeting in mixed mode. Some contents are prepared in advance, others (particularly when we need to discuss) will be done via video conference (including the possibility to participate by phone).
Content prepared in advance: Particularly videos and Powerpoint slides can be viewed in high quality at your computer, because you download them first and view them then. Technical problems or poor internet connection will not disturb us using these contents prepared in advance.
Interactive parts: Here we use video conference software. But even if this does not work well on your side, you still can participate by phone (see box righthandside / below) for details.
Regarding the technology used: We are using the software from GoToMeeting. They provide apps for almost all mobile devices like phones or tablets, and can be used as well from desktop computers or laptops. For the latter ones you can simply install software from your web-browser even if you do not have administrator rights on your computer. Both, the installation of an app as well as the software installation on computers / laptops can be initiated via the following link:
Once installed, there is no need to repeat this step for any further video conferences hosted by GoToMeeting.
As we cannot guarantee the connection quality, there is an option to join a meeting as well by phone. So you could, for example, use your computer for the picture / video transmission, but you would use in parallel your phone for audio (microphone and loudspeaker). GoToMeeting has access numbers in Sweden, Finland and Greece, but unfortunately no access numbers in Portugal yet. If you want to join our meeting, click on the boxes below each agenda item with the phone icon. ()Please note, that the access numbers differ between day 2 and day 3.
Once you did, you will be asked for a session code or number. Also the codes are different for the two days:
- May 7: 356-884-965
- May 8: 391-762-061
Item 1: Welcome
Item 2: Introduction to SCIFY
Presentation of Scify
Presentation of key products developed by Scify
Item 3: Review of the state of progress (questionnaires 3 and 4)
Status regarding questionnaire 3
Status regarding questionnaire 4
Item 4: Meeting focus „Transition & target scenarios“
Introduction to the topic
Contributions from partners
Item 5: Agreements on next steps
Start: 10.00 a.m. (German time), End: 04.00 p.m. (German time)
Day 1: 6 May
Because we will not be travelling, the first day is not used for EICON this time. Feel free to prepare yourself for our online-meeting 😉
Day 2: 7 May
Welcome and exchange of current situation in your country and in your organisation
4: Meeting focus „Transition & target scenarios“
Introduction to the topic
Video: 21 min
Day 3: 8 May
4: Meeting focus „Transition & target scenarios“ (continuation)
Interview: IT teacher of the Center for Education & Rehabilitation for the Blind
Video: 20 min
Continuation of the discussions of the previous day
5: Agreements on next steps
Agreements on next steps, dissemination activities, administrative issues