Results

As the final outcome of the project, an English, a Spanish and a Hungarian e-book was created, titled Innovating Vocational Education - Flipped Classroom in Practice. All 3 versions are based on the online course content, however the Spanish and Hungarian versions have been extended with experiences of the pilot teacher training course. The Hungarian version includes 12 real cases of delivered flipped lessons reported by teachers participating in the course, with a link to the digital content created for their students.

The number of teachers involved in the online course exceeded original expectations, teachers were very much interested to take part in the experiment.

During the course, participants became familiar with the theoretical background and main features of the Flipped Classroom methodology. They created motivating digital content for a carefully selected topic, using one or more of the web 2.0 tools introduced in the course. They planned and even delivered their flipped lesson. Finally teachers and their students evaluated the experiment based on pre-defined criteria. 

The graphical design was the first thing we accomplished. Then  we designed the online platform, adding elements in support of the expected learning outcomes. We added a forum, module objectives, intro video, learning instructions, e-books with the learning content, optional exercises and mandatory, credited assignments to each module. We also created a video repository as well as a database of Open Educational resources.

We implemented the course in the Moodle framework in 4 languages, starting with the Hungarian version.

In this phase of the project the course components were defined and designed. Partners collaboratively developed digital learning objects for the 3 modules, which were then implemented in the platform. The source version was created in English, and then the content was translated to the other 3 languages, also leaving space for localization (e.g. there are applications that are only available in one specific language).

For more details please refer to the 3rd Newsletter.

The Flipped Classroom Syllabus was prepared, including three modules with detailed definition of learning objectives, topics, learning outcomes and skills to be developed. Read the 2nd newsletter about the process of curriculum development.

In the first phase of the project a content management platform was implemented for the professional collaboration of partners.

Country reports were elaborated about the FC methodology, which confirmed our hypothesis that FC methodology is not widespread in the European vocational education.

We carried out a requirement analysis with the involvement of VET teachers and trainers, who had a very positive attitude towards the method. The need for training was articulated, in the field of technology and methodolgy as well.