Ton Koenraad's Blog (20)

(Pre)Registration open for ErasmusPlus summercourses

TELLconsult is coordinating summercourses for professionals in General and Vocational Education based on the results of a number of EU projects we participated in.

The 2015 courses are on the use of electronic whiteboards to promote interaction in the classroom and technology to support the development of modern language oral interactions skills.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on December 6, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

SmartVET's project results and related summercourses are still being promoted.

One of TELLConsult's recent activities to support the exploitation of its EU projects, including iTILT and SmartVET, was the presentation of a paper entitled: 'Approaches and results of two EU projects promoting effective interactive whiteboard use in language and vocational education'

This paper, collaboratively developed by some partners both from the iTILT and the SmartVET project was presented at the conference '…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on June 17, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

SmartVET summercourses promotion well underway

The publicity campaign to announce the summercourses SmartVET and partners are offering has only started recently but already interest is building up. For example, we got invited by Jürgen Wagner who organises online inservice training for LPM in Saarland, Germany, …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on February 12, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Another SmartVET international dissemination activity

SmartVET partner TELLConsult actively disseminated project information and flyers today at the annual conference of the national Association of Language teachers in Utrecht, the…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on November 1, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Smartvet Flyer distributed in Dutch VET ambassadors community

Kennisnet , the Dutch public educational organization which supports and inspires NL primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of ICT (an organisation modelled on the Becta approach, IMO) was approached to disseminate the SmartVET project results.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on October 6, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

SmartVET conference paper available

The paper, entitled 'iTILT and SmartVET: 2 EU projects to promote effective interactive whiteboard use in language and vocational education'  presented by Shona Whyte, Euline Cutrim Schmid and myself  at the EuroCALL 2013 conference in Evora Portugal   …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on September 29, 2013 at 23:34 — No Comments

SmartVET presented at EuroCALL conference

We just presented iTILT and SmartVET in the EU projects stream at the EuroCALL conference in Evora, Portugal for an audience of some 30 people. Link to the presentation 

Following the presentation we manned an info-point to answer further questions and distribute the iTiLT memory stick with project deliverables and to distribute theSmartVet flyer.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

SmartVET project and community promoted at iTILT summer course.

The (interim) results of the SmartVET project, including its growing community of practice, were presented at  the iTILT 5-day Comenius summercourse.

For more info on…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on August 6, 2013 at 13:44 — No Comments

EU projects iTILT & SMARTVET presented at European Schoolnet HQ in Brussels

Invited by the coordinator of the EU project CPDLab to contribute to their 2013 Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' we joined course director Diana Barrister and the group of delegates on Monday July 1.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on July 5, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

iTILT research on self-efficacy in the use of interactive whiteboards



Paper based on the iTILT project entitled 'A study of self-efficacy in the use of interactive whiteboards across educational settings: a European perspective from the iTILT project' by partner colleagues Hillier, Beauchamp, Whyte just appeared in e-journal of the British Education Studies Association, Vol.5 (2) June 2013 […

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Added by Ton Koenraad on June 7, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

SmartVET project meeting in Trieste, Italy

Invited by partner ENAIP the SmartVET project team met in Trieste, Italy, last week, to discuss progress and align activities planned for the upcoming final 6 months.

Among others experiences were reported with the sessions organised by the 'Champions',…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on June 1, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Figures on IWB availability in EU schools

From the latest 'ICT in Education' report it appears that Irish primary education is well equipped with IWBs. It is among the first five countries  in the EU as far as access to IWB per student is concerned. In grade 11 there are however slightly fewer IWBs available than on average in EU school organisations. Unfortunately figures for Irish vocational education are not available in the report.

The full report is …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on May 20, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

SMARTVET presented at yet another University in Turkey

The joint presentation of the iTİLT and SMARTVET projects at the International Symposium, New Issues on Teacher Education (ISNITE’2013) in Ankara was well attended. It also led to an invitation from the dean of the Faculty of Education at Nevsehir University to deliver a lecture on İWBs and the project (interim)…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on May 14, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Disseminating interim SMARTVET results 2

SMARTVET partner TELLConsult’s planned dissemination & exploitation activities are materialising.

Recently two paper proposals were accepted. One entitled “iTILT and SMARTVET: 2 EU projects to promote effective interactive whiteboard use in Language and Vocational Education” was accepted for the EUROCALL 2013 Conference in Portugal. 



Another paper, to which SMARTVET colleague, Angela…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on April 29, 2013 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

SMARTVET referred to at Dutch Congress of teachers of German

The SMARTVET project was also mentioned during the presentation of the iTILTeu project results at the bi-annual congress of Dutch teachers of German as a second language, some of whom also teach in the vocational sector (MBO in Dutch).  Find the PPT on Slideshare here  …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on March 11, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Disseminating interim SMARTVET results

The abstract 'iTILT and SMARTVET: 2 EU projects to promote effective interactive whiteboard use in Language and Vocational Education' for the co-presentation of these projects  was successfully submitted for the EUROCALL 2013 Conference in Evora, Portugal in September.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on March 4, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

IWB project iTILT presented at BETT

The iTILT project on IWB and language education will present its results at the BETTshow on Friday February 1, 10-10:30am in the SMARTRoom.

If you happen to be there do come and visit us, definitely if your teaching also involves modern languages.

Alternatively check out our video resources, might provide some inspiration here and there...…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on January 29, 2013 at 15:41 — No Comments

EU Grants for language teachers

Also for language teachers in vocational education with an interest in using IWB this announcement may well be relevant:

The University of Antwerp, Linguapolis and its partners in the EU project iTILT are offering an EU-funded summercourse targeted at teachers of modern languages to promote the effective use of Interactive Whiteboards in language education.

TELLConsult, co-initiator and iTILT partner, is organising this course in collaboration with the University of Aveiro and…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on December 22, 2012 at 11:38 — No Comments

TELLConsult hosted SMARTVET's third project meeting.

SMARTVET's project team convened in Utrecht for its latest project meeting. 

The session was hosted by Dutch project partner TELLConsult. All partners from UK, Ireland and Italy were present. Progress and results were reviewed and further steps planned.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on November 10, 2012 at 0:05 — 3 Comments

3rd SMART_VET project meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands

The next Project Partners Meeting has been planned in Utrecht on 8 and 9 November.

As Dutch project partner (TELLConsult) we are proud to be hosting this session. We booked a meeting room at the Faculty of Education of Hogeschool Utrecht also because I used to work here and my interest in IWBs was kindled when we moved to this brand new building (abundant with IWBs) some 6 years ago.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on October 31, 2012 at 9:40 — No Comments

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