The Design-CT Erasmus+ project, aimed at addressing the challenges of digitalization in school education, has successfully concluded in July of this year. The project delivered an innovative pedagogical and technical framework, empowering teachers with enhanced didactical and digital competencies. The project’s final meeting, held at the IMC headquarters in Saarbrücken, Germany, marked its final milestone, where the consortium gathered to celebrate the achievements, reflect on the journey and conclude the cycle. Design-CT has contributed to the revolution of digital school education, offering teachers and educators a comprehensive platform that compiles various resources and offers space for creativity. By providing an array of digital tools, resources, and methodologies, the project facilitated the integration of technology into classrooms, enhancing the learning experience for students across various age groups.
The final meeting at the IMC headquarters in Saarbrücken, Germany, was a moment of reflection and retrospect. Participants discussed the impact of Design-CT on the use of digital tools in the classroom, sharing not only the successes achieved but also the obstacles faced. However, while the Design-CT project has reached its end, the platform, available at www.design-ct.eu, will continue to be a valuable resource for schools. Educators will be able to access the library with varied and diverse digital resources, as well as a series of training units aimed at teachers at all levels of education, duly prepared according to teachers’ different levels of digital competencies. The platform will be updated with fresh content to ensure schools and educators can access innovative teaching methodologies and digital resources.
Moreover, we are thrilled to announce that the journey does not end here. The Design-CT project will pave the way for a new chapter with the upcoming Open Teach C-Hub, a project scheduled to start in the next school year. This next endeavour will build on the successes of Design-CT and Open Teach (a European project that promotes open educational resources and practices), further promoting digital school education and empowering educators to thrive in the digital age.
The Design-CT team extends heartfelt gratitude to all schools, principals, teachers and educators who embraced the project and have contributed to a future of transformative digital learning experiences for students across the educational landscape.
About the Design-CT project:
Design-CT is a European project that supports teachers of all grade levels and digital competencies profiles to become creators and designers of their own digital and blended learning lessons. The Design-CT ecosystem offers a smart authoring tool supported with integrated didactical kits including, pedagogical templates, learning scenarios, apps, tools and resources to help teachers easily create their digital lessons and activities. The ecosystem offers design support and recommends learning content, so that teachers focus their time and effort on what they do best… guide their students’ learning journey. For more information, please visit the Design-CT website.
About the Consortium
Five partners from Germany, Portugal and Greece form the Design-CT consortium:
- imc – Information Multimedia Communication AG – imc, Germany
- Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia e Inovação em Educação – NUCLIO, Portugal
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva AE – EA, Greece
- Verein zur Förderung moderner Lernsysteme – Lernwelt, Germany
- Grundschule St. Ingbert Südschule – Südschule, Germany