Welcome to the aqua-tnet platform for teachers working in the aquatic sector. Via the links below you can find examples of innovatory teaching approaches, discuss your experiences of implementing ICT-based innovation in the class room, share information with other teachers, etc.
- Find Programmes and People - link to the interactive Aqua-tnet map
- Online guide to New Media (How you can use new technologies to enhance your teaching)
- ICT helpdesk - FAQ (New - with link to discussion forum for additional questions)
- Innovation in Teaching - News and outputs from Workpackage 5
- Examples of Innovative Teaching - please share your experiences with the network!
- Case Studies & Networked Learning (under development - preview)
AQUA-TNET Teaching Resources:
The AQUACASE website provides multi-media case studies on different aquaculture businesses with accompanying suggested teaching materials. There are also video presentations about aquaculture in different European countries and links to other resources. The site is under continual development and latest additions include a syllabus and learning guide for a full 5 ECTS course in European Aquaculture and generic skills training materials in project management, data management and scientific communication.
Open Learning Resources:
Aqua-tnet supports the development of Open Learning Resources (OER) and provides an ever growing collection of links to relevant services through our Diigo Group. Workpackages 1 and 5 are working on specific projects for developing and sharing teaching and learning materials for our thematic area. We also strongly support the sharing of photographs, video and other media via common Internet services. In particular Flickr and YouTube:
If you are a Flickr member (free) you can share photos, graphics and video with other members of our network via our Flickr Group. As a teacher you are free to use any of the photos posted to the group in your own teaching providing suitable acknowledgement is given.
If you have uploaded videos to YouTube that you would like to share with the Aqua-tnet community please send us a link via the "Contact Us" link in the menu bar above. As a visitor to the Aqua-tnet YouTube Channel you will find playlists of videos that you might find useful for your teaching as well as videos about the Aqua-tnet network.
Improving communication between all stakeholders in education and training (teachers, students, researchers and industry) is vital for shaping provision that really meets the current and future needs of our sector and everyone involved. Workpackage 6 of the Aqua-tnet project provides structured ways of encouraging and facilitating this interaction. However, this is something that should involve everyone all the time. Social Media has emerged as an ideal way of achieving this and Aqua-tnet now has groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. If you are a member of either of these services, please join our discussion group and share your experiences, questions and insights. Both groups are closed (only visible to members):
Facebook is our less formal forum - easily post chat, news, photos and video and comment on posts from other people. Useful links to other resources are frequently posted here and some of our project resources are also directly available from the group page.
LinkedIn is mainly used to discuss more substantive topics and for event promotions or job adverts. This is probably the best forum for connecting with industry and other research professionals.
- Training Database - information about in-service training courses, seminars and conferences offered in Europe for teachers, teacher trainers and non-teaching staff involved in school education (from pre-primary up to upper secondary) or adult education.
News from Open Education Europa
See more at http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu