The computer aided education is no longer a dream, but a successful reality. It is confirmed by more than 2,000 participants from 96 countries, gathered for the most important global eLearning conference of the year, OnLine Educa Berlin, to discuss the best projects for improving education.
Our country was represented by the project “Teacher, creator of educational software“, through which over 1,700 Romanian teachers were trained to create their own digital content. Through the project, teachers have improved their skills on the development of educational content and the ability to use interactive methods for teaching and learning.
The event was attended by the winning teachers of the educational software national contest organised within the project: Daly Marciuc from the National College “Mihai Eminescu” from Satu Mare, Genoveva Butnaru from the National College “Emil Racoviţă” from Iaşi, Florin Şerbu from the School Group “Carmen Sylva” from Eforie Sud, together with two of the founders of excellence of the project: Mirela Minea from Ilfov and Octavian Roman from Râmnicu Valcea. Together with them was a team from SIVECO Romania, partner within the project.
“We are pleased that this project was accepted with enthusiasm at OnLine Educa Berlin, because the appreciation comes from the most competent bodies and in this way we can take Romanian teachers’ achievements all over the world. We are proud that Romanian projects are seen as examples of successful at European level. By everything we do, we continue to innovate and to put technology in the service of quality education. Romania is a country that produces innovation in education, a country respected at OnLine Educa Berlin, and this makes me proud to be a Romanian”, said Radu Jugureanu, coordinator of the project “Teacher, creator of educational software” within SIVECO Romania, speaker in the plenary sessions of the conference, within the activity “A 7.6 Dissemination of project results.”
Educa Berlin conference and exhibition brings together over 2,000 education professionals from around the world – ministers of education, eLearning experts, managers of IT companies, educational software developers, representatives of educational institutions, researchers, trainers and human resources specialists. This year’s edition 2011 was organised under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and of the DG Education and Culture of the European Union.
The project “Teacher, creator of educational software” is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports in Romania, in partnership with SIVECO Romania and has the identification number POSDRU/57/1.3/S/34533. The project is co-financed from structural funds obtained by Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2007 – 2013, Key Area of Intervention 1.3 “Human resources development in education and training”.