This Output addresses a stated challenge in teachers’ engagement with digital online resources for their lessons, including a lack of confidence and time to retrieve appropriate resources. The Teacher Training Programme, will follow the Cross-Country Analysis (04) to enhance teachers’ capability in mainstreaming digital cultural heritage for their lessons. To tackle this challenge, and given the busy schedule of these professionals, microlearning is the selected approach to develop the programme.
Microlearning is a way to deliver training content to learners in bitesized, focused bursts. Each unit or module focuses on an individual learning objective. Microlearning relates to the structure and the consumption of a course.The use of microlearning is the main element of innovation in the project, and recent research evidence suggests there are massive benefits for both learners and organisations who use a bite-sized learning approach:
- Learner attention rates go up (higher engagement);
- Easy accessibility, increases completion rates (better retention);
- Skill gaps close faster;
- Microlearning courses are relatively easy to create and update;
- Low cost and time efficient preparation, compared to long-term training courses;
- Flexible and responsive to 21st century learner’s limited time availability.
- Microlearning is particularly relevant when introducing a new concept in subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths.
Validation of skills will come through an open digital badges accreditation system and ECVET credits.