Taxonomies and repository for VET and copyrights and data protection associated


The technology is developing rapidly, without pause. Training environments together with web 2.0 are entering VET institutions. So technology is starting to be present every day in the classroom and therefore teachers can (and should) create, search and customise every day web based educational resources to bring to their classes in order to improve the teaching and learning of their students. Their present students are surrounded by technology devices, so approaching their current language in their classrooms will get bigger motivation and involvement from their students.


There are not significant reference sites to search for these resources, and when found, you get no information that could show how good that resource could be for your class. In this project we will look for different existing sites and analyse how they are working. Together with that, and having that analysis as an input, we will propose an educational resources taxonomy for store and retrieval. These taxonomies will be tested in 3 different subjects (i.e. ICT, Language training, Situation/Game oriented learning) included in different VET vocations, plus European citizenship as a fourth item. Final selection will be done in the first meeting. This pilot will be carried out using a web based environment that will be developed in the project which will be using the taxonomy worked out in the project for each subject.  This environment will therefore be the first seed of a VET educational resources repository. Creative Commons will be promoted among teachers involved in the project, in order to make wider the possibilities of the repository to be used, but there will also be a study about copyright and data protection issues involved.


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