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Multicultural Interdisciplinary Hanbook

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The aim of the conference is to open a discussion and collect the first instance and the critical issues that arise by the institution of teaching «History and geography». From the curricular, will focus attention on ways to promote specific skills and cross the epistemological assumptions consistent with the disciplines of geography and history and the New National Guidelines for the high schools of upper secondary school degree. Will also contain proposals of the Working Group for the Teaching of Geography and History, recently established at the Department of Geography, University of Padova.

Agenda (PDF)

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(English) Project conference in Augsburg

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Augsburg (Germany), February 16th – 19th, 2011

Haus Sankt Ulrich
Kappelweg 1
86150 Augsburg

Conference agenda:

Wednesday, 16th February 2011

Arrival of the participants at the conference hotel “Haus St. Ulrich”

  • 19:30 Reception in the fireplace lounge of the hotel with welcome snack

Thursday, 17th February 2011

  • 09:00 – 9:15 Local Host welcome (Susanne Popp)
  • 09:15 – 11:00 Project status report: Overview of Contents Production (Anna Consonni)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Revision of the Digital Modules and DM evaluation questionnaires (Eric Mesnard)
  • 13:00 – 15:00 lunch time
  • 15:00 – 16:30 Revision of the Handbook (Eric Mesnard)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 coffee break
  • 17:00 – 18.30 Plan of Handbook and Digital Modules pilot experiences (Susanne Popp, Oliver Simmet)
  • 19.30 dinner and convivial evening

Friday, 18th February 2011

  • 09:00 – 09.30 Project planning 2011 of the project coordinator (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 09:30 – 11:00 Discussion and organization of the Teacher Training Course I (Valentina Zangrando)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Discussion and organization of the Teacher Training Course II (Franz Riegler)
  • 13:00 lunch time. Afterwards sightseeing tour into the Augsburg historic city center
  • 16:30 – 17:00 coffee break
  • 17:00 – 18.30 Dissemination activities (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 19.30 dinner and convivial evening

Saturday, 19th February 2011

  • 08:30 – 10:00 External Evaluator Session (Nick Kearney)
  • 10:00 – 10:15 coffee break
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Steering Committee Meeting (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 13:00 lunch time. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to visit the Augsburg industrial and textile museum (Text- und Industriemeuseum, tim) and/or the „Fuggerei”. departure of the participant

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eLearning Training Days

GRIAL Group hosts from January 24th to January 28th the eLearning TraiEU Leonardo da Vinci Programmening Days workshop, which are held under the auspices of the Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci VETPRO Project “ELearning in flamenco rhythm” (Ref. 872A8A24631B9423).

Twenty three Poland business-men, from around twenty companies which eLearning core activity related, will know the eLearning field in Spain, both from an academic and research point of view and also from the enterprise perspective.

The workshop agenda is divided into six different focuses.

  1. The State of Art of eLearning in Spain
  2. The emerging eLearning-based research lines in GRIAL group
  3. The State of the Art of Corporative eLearning
  4. The eLearning in Spanish Public Administration
  5. Cooperation possibilities in new eLearning projects under the EU Lifelong Programme
  6. Business meetings with Spanish companies interesting in eLearning activities
  7. Cultural and linguistic context of e-learning in Spain

We would like to thanks to InGaFor Poland, Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Educación – IUCE – of the Salamanca University, IBBM Consultores, ECLAP, Eventic, Salamanca Chambers of Commerce and APeL for their collaboration and support in the development of this project and this workshop.

Some materials and presentations used in the eLearning Training Days workshop:

  • GRIAL Research Group Presentation

  • GRIAL Main Research Lines and Results

  • Online Tutoring in Grial Group

  • Learning-Object Management for eLearning Systems

  • eLearning in Spain – Presentation


MIH. We meet us in the halfway

The MIH (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook) EU Project is just in the middle of its duration. We have fulfilled the EU control conditions, this way the first interim report (completed with all the public deliverables) was sent and we have an external evaluation report that shows the strengths and weaknesses of MIH.

At this point, the coordinator team is happy with the milestones achieved, but we are doing a very strong reflection exercise in order to face up the second and last part of the project. In a few days we will publish a first year summary of the project with the most important information and the schedule for the current and future work packages. Also, we are working in a deep review of the public site contents and all the public deliverables will be published soon.


Digital Modules Prototype

Digital modules will be hosted in a D-Space repository and the interface to access them is an interactive map with a timeline where, selecting a year, pins with the events for that year in the included countries (at the moment, the partners in the project) show up. Clicking in one of those pins, the most important data of that digital module will be shown, as well as a link to that digital module. There are different search criteria: by country, theme or year. You can see the prototype here.

The digital modules themselves will be available for download (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license) as a whole, in html, SCORM or IMS packages and also individually each of their elements. Each module has a simple interface, with sections divided into tabs. The initial tab shows the author data, the license and the project logo. The “Presentation” section shows the contents of the module, the academic level it has been designed for and a summary. There is one section for each of the contents and another section with self-testing activities. Finally, there is a last section with “More info”, with links, bibliography and other resources that complement the contents seen. Each module has a student’s view and a teacher’s view, which adds more information and gives solutions to questions posed. Modules will be translated in the languages of all partner countries. You can see the prototype here.

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Tech-education 2010 Athens


Common Framework Meeting Venezia (Italy)

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Venezia (Italy), April 15th – 17th, 2010

Dipartimento di Studi Storici – Università di Venezia
Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, 2nd Floor
Dorsoduro 3484/D


  • Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol (Austria)
  • Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung Schober GmbH – Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres – Créteil (France)
  • University of Augsburg (Germany)
  • University of Siegen (Germany)
  • Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (Italy)
  • Społeczna Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania (Poland)

Working Plan:

April 15th 2010, Thursday*

  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Opening and Welcome
  • 10:00 – 13:00 –  Geography & History Curricula and School programmes in partners’ countries: Venice will provide  an overview of the subject and propose an outline of the 1st deliverable (Presenter: University of Venice)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 –  Lunch
  • 14:30 – 17:30 –  Agreeing on the topics: we will examine the topics proposed by partners and find an agreement (Presenter: University of Venice)

* We could use part of April 16th morning session to continue discussing these topics if necessary.

April 16th 2010, Friday

  • 09:30 – 13:00 –  Developing the modules: we will try to achieve a methodology for developing learning objects (contents, documents, structure and integration of images, audio and video information). We will try to show a demo version of a learning object (structure and environment to place such objects) (Presenter: University of Salamanca)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 17:30 – Collecting and organising contents: tasks description and work methodology (Work group)

April 17th 2010, Saturday


  • 9:30 – 12:30 – Who does what: we will decide who does what  in finalising the structure of each module (All partners)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 –  Lunch

Steering Committee

  • 9:30 – 10:00 – Approval of the Innsbruck meeting report. Introduction of the External Evaluator (Presenter: University of Salamanca)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Proposal of manual for the workflow (Presenter: Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung Schober GmbH)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Financial Management (Presenter: University of Salamanca)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Preparation of the next meeting. Any other business
  • 13:00 – 14:30 –  Lunch