4 Second Staff Training in Angra do Heroismo (PT)

The second staff training in the frame of the InterMedia Project took place in Angra do Heroismo, in the training rooms of AJITER. The learning and training activity – lasting for 3 days – aimed to care for the homogeneous background of the participating organisations. The consortium provides complementary skills and knowledge necessary to execute the active parts of the project. Additionally, a different approach to Adult Education (regarding age, habitat, and other issues) was a criterion in the selection of the team. The foreseen activities brought the associations to the same level of competencies and were a strict follow-up of the first training in Denmark.
An emphasis on the activities was put in workshops and lectures dealing with

  • Presentation and practical use of selected free multimedia tools, suitable for designing, designing, and using multimedia training content
  • Implementing future courses with a technology-enhanced approach using multiple devices and implementing multimedia-based and interactive MM&I training content. This includes the use of simple learning platforms.

Active staff training

During the training, several pilot courses have been developed by the partners, assisted by tutors. Each organisation focused on a WordPress-based learning platform, presented this platform, and gave the training teams an assignment.

Initial presentations – followed by group-based active learning phases.

These tasks required the integration of various multimedia tools into the pilot course. After the integration of the course, a group discussion provided an exchange of experiences and suggestions for solutions. In the same way, the team guided by the instructor cared about shortcomings and workarounds to problems and tried them out.
At the end of the staff training, all participants were able to create a training course for adults on a WordPress-based platform. The team used various multimedia tools, such as H5P, the “Ultimate Shortcodes” (a WordPress plugin), Canva, Animaker videos, and more. This training in Angra do Heroismo was a significant step towards the creating of better training courses for adults.

Here are some images from the training:

About the Learning Platforms (LP)

An LMS, or learning management system, combines a wide range of features to present a class setting without having the learners come into a physical classroom. WordPress offers a high number of various plugins to create a learning platform. In the project, we focused on free plugins and finally selected four of them, well fitting the requirements. The training used these LP plugins:

  • Masteriyo
  • Tutor-LMS I
  • LifterLMS and
  • LearnPress

Here are screenshots from the implemented platforms

About Angra do Heroismo (PT)

Angra do Heroismo is the most architecturally beautiful city in the Azores. It impresses with elegant facades of various palaces and colorful houses that stretch up the slope from the port to the picturesque bay (port.: Angra).
For a short time, the place was even once Portugal’s capital.
In 1983, UNESCO declared the Renaissance city a World Heritage Site. This is a tribute to the city with its palaces, mansions, museums, old monasteries, and churches in the historic old town.

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