PARAGON-eduTech and the Cyprus University of Technology announced on the 30th September 2022 their official collaboration under the European Erasmus+ project entitled “VRTEACHER – Virtual Reality-based Training to improvE digitAl Competences of teacHERs ” (2020-1-CY01-KA226-SCH-082707). PARAGON-eduTech will participate in the project VRTEACHER as an Associated Partner. This collaboration brings together two institutions that share a common goal of providing modern and technology-based teaching and learning approaches that will foster the digital transformation and modernization of education. PARAGON-eduTech will participate in the training activities and events as planned under this project. In particular, PARAGON-eduTech will be involved in the pre-service and in-service teachers’ training and use of the VR tool to be developed under the project. In addition, PARAGON-eduTech will contribute to the sharing and promotion of the project results. This collaboration represents the beginning of a long-term planning for future collaboration initiatives and partnership between the two institutions.
The VRTEACHER project has the ambition to provide effective education responses related to educators’ training via using a novel VR-based pedagogical approach for virtual practicum. The project aims to address the need for modernization and digital transformation of teacher education and training and reinforce educators’ digital skills and readiness through a Virtual Reality (VR) training method and tool. The project involves six partners, Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus / Coordinator), University of the Aegean, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), Fundación Siglo22 (Spain), Future In Perspective Limited (Ireland), Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (Malta). The project is coordinated by the Social Computing Research Center, through the Visual Media Computing Research Laboratory and Professor Dr. Andreas Lanitis and Post-Doc researcher Dr. Kalliopi Evangelia Stavroulia of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology.
More details about the project can be found on the official page of the project https://vrteacher.eu/