|Is e-learning present in national programmes and action plans?||Yes||e-learning and ICT are part of the ICT-strategy “efit21” and the lifelong learning strategy (“LLL:2020 Strategie zum lebensbegleitenden Lernen in Österreich”). www.efit21.at http://www.bmukk.gv.at/medienpool/20916/lllarbeitspapier_ebook_gross.pdf|
|Is e-learning present in national curricula?||Yes||The use of ICT and e-learning is obligatorily fixed as a cross-curricula issue in the curriculum of all different kinds of schools. Teaching digital competencies is listed as an educational goal in the curriculum of secondary schools 1 and 2 The curricula of secondary schools 2 include ICT both as a compulsory subject and a voluntary subject. Using IT as work equipment like in the industry is part of curriculum of the vocational training in upper secondary schools. http://www.bmukk.gv.at/schulen/unterricht/lp/lp_abs.xml http://www.abc.berufsbildendeschulen.at/de/dlcollection.asp|
|Are there training initiatives (for teachers, enterprises) using eLearning tools on the national level?||Yes||The use of ICT and new media in continuing training of teachers should be promoted at all levels. A main focus in the measures in the field of advanced training for teachers lies in conveying of standardized digital (basic) competences. Educational modules were implemented according to the standardized EPICT-method („European Pedagogical ICT Licence“) at all universities of teacher education. (http://epict.virtuelle-ph.at/). In support of conveying adequate ICT skills and digital competences, the „Virtuelle Pädagogische Hochschule/ Virtual university of teacher education” (http://www.virtuelle-ph.at/) was realized as a space for all teaching persons in the field of education. With this trainings offered, persons in the field of teacher education are being qualified, and a quality standard for online assistance of learning processes of teachers in continuing training is created.|
|Are there dissemination initiatives for awareness raising in place?||Yes||Again in cooperation with the EU funds from Life Long Learning is pushing on national level digital competences – http://keyconet.eun.org/ and on national level - http://www3.edumoodle.at/digikomp/ first steps into a digital competence for all pupils and students. In cooperation with ENIS (European Network for Innovative Schools) in Austria there are initiatives to promote international digital content for more efficient use in Austrian schools. This is done by promoting e.g. the project Learning Resource Exchange for Schools (http://lreforschools.eun.org) or giving teachers, using international digital content, more confidence in the quality of such content (www.eqnet.eun.org) as well as other EU co-funded projects.|
|Are there national projects on creative classrooms and creative learning environments in place?||Yes||400 innovative schools from primary school, secondary school 1 and 2 joined together to two clusters (eLSA eLearning in everyday life at school and eLC eLearning-Cluster) and systematically apply ICT, digital media and mobile learning tools in their classes. According to the buddy principal they assisted other schools on their way to digital education. The main goals of the e-learning initiatives are, to develop technical didactics, the development and the exchange of didactically convincing concepts. Furthermore it is of importance to assist and promote virtually processed learning material at all schools. Another example for a national initiative is YASP (Young Austrian Science Parliament), where students discuss and operate within an interactive digital learning scenario following two controversy presentations from experts e.g. atomic energy in a model parliament to a final resolution about scientific themes. A final resolution was presented to the President of the Austrian Parliament. http://eeducation.at/ http://elsa20.schule.at/ http://www.elc20.com/ http://virtuelleschule.bmukk.gv.at/projekte-international/eu-projekte/yasp/termine/|
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