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German eTwinners first to test the Tellnet tool to reflect on their new skills and competences
As part of the Tellnet project, RWTH Aachen University has developed a tool to support teachers in understanding how their interactions on the eTwinning portal can help them acquire and develop new competences.
More than 120000 teachers in 31 European countries have created their profiles on the eTwinning portal, this includes almost 6000 German teachers. A workshop is organised with German eTwinning Ambassadors in Bonn, March 11 2011. This helps us better understand how teachers use eTwinning and its tools to learn new skills and competences, for example new teaching ideas and ways to use ICTs.
During the workshop, participants will learn to use the CAFe tool (screen shot) and will be able to observe their own eTwinning related interactions, e.g. project partnerships, the number of blogposts written. They can observe how these actions have changed over the course of time that they have participated in eTwinning.
That participants will be explained how social competences can be defined based on eTwinning data and how they can be measured. Moreover, it will be ellaborated how performance of different teacher factors can influence eTwinning projects' performance. Most importantly, the workshop will allow the developers in RWTH Aachen University, Information Systems & Databases, get valuable feedback on their approach and tool.