Erasmus+

Metis videregående skole (Metis Upper Secondary School) is proud to lead a new Erasmus + project where we collaborate with schools from several countries. The project builds on a previous Erasmus + project, the MTTEP-project, in which Metis was one of many partners from schools and universities in England, Norway, Australia, the Netherlands and Germany.

What is the project about?

The main idé of this new project is usage of mobile learning technology with focus on assessment methods – thereby the name MOLTAM (Mobile Learning Technology and Assessment Methods).

The continuing development of new technology in education creates a need for teacher to be updated on how to make use of it. For example, learn how to use different applications and mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPads, etc. These devices also allow teaching and learning to take place anywhere outside the classroom – thereby the name Mobile Learning.

This project aims to strengthen digital competence among students and teachers and give teachers professional autonomy when it comes to mobile learning technology and assessment methods. Both teachers and students will make use of I-pads and different apps to create e-books and different kinds of formative assessment methods. So far the students from the elective courses English, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology take part in the project. The project lasts for three years and the idea is to make internationalisation an integral part of the school´s institutional strategy. We will organize transnational collaborative activities between the partner schools and arrange workshops for in-service teachers. Metis will arrange one workshop in spring 2019 and one in spring 2020, in which we aim to involve the entire teaching staff. The Erasmus+ project will strengthen the digital competence at Metis and further, strengthen the school´s strategic internationalization approach.

Erasmus + Moltam Transnational Partner Meeting Valencia 4-6 November 2019 

i-Pac and formative assessment workshop by Dr Kevin Burden, University of Hull. The i-Pac framework is based on the MTTEP-project (mttep.eu), Metis participated in 2014-2017. In the Moltam project we try to combine the model with formative assessment. Visit the Moltam website: moltam.eu

Sightseeing: Partners visiting the Historic Old City and the The City of Arts and Science

http://www.valencia-cityguide.com/tourist-attractions/the-city-of-arts-and-sciences.html

https://www.visitvalencia.com/en/what-to-see-valencia/historical-centre

 

The Moltam project’s final LTT (Learning Teaching and Training) meeting will be in Bergen 21-24.4 2020

i-PAC Workshop at Metis with prof. Kevin Burden, University of Hull, England

A couple of weeks before the Moltam LTT Bergen (13-16 May), prof. Kevin Burden from the University of Hull visited Metis. He is an expert on MobileLearning theory and the i-PAC pedagogical framework. The iPAC survey tool enables teachers and students to measure their use of mobile learning. Read more here: http://mttep.eu

Except from the Moltam group at Metis (Anbjørg, Monica, William, Kugarajh and Ann Kristin), a group from the university college in Bergen, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, were invited. We collaborated with them in the previous Erasmus+ pluss project MTTEP, led by prof Kevin Burden, the University of Hull. 

Erasmus+ project: MOLTAM (Mobile Learning Technology and Assessment Methods)

LTT (Learning Teaching & Training) – seminar in Bergen 13-16 May 2019. The partners from Spain, Germany and the UK, visited Metis Upper Secondary School in Bergen this time.

LTT partner-meeting at Metis Upper Secondary School, Bergen.

Visit at ItsLearning’s main office (A Norwegian company providing a teaching and learning platform for a big international market)

Visit at Media City Bergen (a cluster of Norwegian media companies)

Workshop for the teaching staff at Metis

The partners present how they have been working with various Mobile Learning technology in their classrooms. Additionally Chemistry, Physics and English students from Metis demonstrate how they have used mobile learning technology to create e-books etc.

William (one of the Metis partners) presents the results of a teacher survey about the usage of mobile learning technology carried out among all the partners.

Chemistry and Physics students demonstrate how they have used different apps, such as I-Movie, Explain Everything and Book Creator in their learning.

English Social Studies students demonstrate how they have used different apps, such as I-Movie, Explain Everything, different avatars and Book Creator to create e-books about Brexit.

Hands-on activities, in which the Metis staff try various mobile learning devices. Here they test the online version of Book Creator.

The partners on a hike to Ulriken. 

The partners stayed an extra day in Bergen to celebrate our National Day 17th May together with the Metis partners.

As coordinator for a 3-year Erasmus+-project (MOLTAM), we paticipated at a seminar for new and experienced partners of the Erasmus+-project KA1 and KA2 (mobility and strategic partnership), Bergen 26.-27. September 2018.

The teacher crew from Metis visiting Valencia November 2018. From the left: Monica Amundsen, Anbjørg Igland and William Peter Hocking.

School visit at Collegio Santa Maria, Valencia: observing students´usage of digital learning methods.

MOLTAM parteners´ Valencia summit November 2018: partner meetings, school visit and mobile learning technology workshops for Spanish teachers.

As coordinator for a 3-year Erasmus+-project (MOLTAM), we paticipated at a seminar for new and experienced partners of the Erasmus+-project KA1 and KA2 (mobility and strategic partnership), Bergen 26.-27. September 2018.

LTT- Activity (Learning Teaching & Training Activity), Tübingen, Germany Feb 2018.

Students from International English – workshop by Dr. Amanda Naylor from the University of York.

Students in Psychology using iPads to create e-books.

Partners in the project

  1. Metis videregående Bergen. Amanda Naylor (partner), Monica Amundsen (partner), Anbjørg Igland (coordinator) og Johs Totland (finance)
  2. Wildermuth-Gymnasium, Tübingen
  3. Colegio Santa Maria Marianistas, Valencia
  4. Kelvin Hall School, Hull

Previous Erasmus+ projects

Read more about the previous Erasmus+ project: MTTEP (2014-2017)

Read more about our contribution in the MTTEP project in the monthly magazine published by SIU (the National Centre for projects funded by EU)* and in Lektorbladet (Norwegian Lecturer Union magazine).

Find more information about Metis´ contribution in the project here.

 

*SIU has become DIKU (The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education aims to strengthen the quality of Norwegian education. We promote development and innovation, international cooperation and digital learning.)

First Transnational meeting – Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany October 2017

New Apps give better learning

– Creating E-books is a great way to learn. It becomes your personal work and gives you ownership to the material, says Eirin Edinsen (t.r.), together with Marie Dahl (t.l.) and Martine Augestad. (All photos: Runo Isaksen / SIU)