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This is my personal web page about the Leonardo da Vinci project:
[Duration: August 2005 - July 2007]
[Project number: A/05/B/F/LA-158.238]
[Official project site http://eurovolt.net/]

Inge-Anna Koleff

Project co-ordinator (Austria):
Inge-Anna Koleff
Language Department/

Tel: (++ 43-1-) 89 174-36
E-mail: inge-anna.koleff@vwv.at
Verband Wiener Volksbildung
(Vienna Federation of Adult Education Centres, VHS)
Hollergasse 22, A 1150 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Jens Haugan

Norway Norwegian project partner
and project co-ordinator for Norway:
Jens Haugan
Programme for Teacher Education (PLU)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Dragvoll, Laaven
N-7491 Trondheim
Tel.: +47 73551147 -


Project summary:

- This project fully supports the e-learning initiative of the European Commission, encouraging language teachers and trainers to make full use of the new media and information and communication technologies (ICT) and the new media for learning scenarios which may be independent of place and time. There is a general and specific need to familiarize language teachers and trainers with the use of ICT and to show them how to use these to their best advantage in different vocational training situations. Research conducted by the International Certificate Conference (ICC) for the European Commission, the experience of different members of this consortium in related work have shown quite clearly that there is an urgent need to develop the new literacies (scientific, digital, practical, linguistic and cultural) if vocational language teachers and trainers are to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by virtual learning environments. A major shift of paradigm in the cultures of learning is called for in current publications and surveys on this subject, (see "The impact of new information technologies and internet on the teaching of foreign languages and on the role of teachers of a foreign language", a report commissioned by the Directorate General of Education and Culture in 2003).

To increase competence in the new literacies for language teachers and trainers, this project will enable them to use virtual learning environments with ease in a variety of language learning contexts (in DE, EN, PL, SV, NO, BG, OT-Russian planned) and for a wide range of vocational sectors embedded in a variety of cultural backgrounds. It will illustrate clearly how to deploy newly developed e-learning environments, providing activities to practise all four language skills, with special focus on oral communication. A set of teaching/learning scenarios and exemplary materials, models of good practice in modular form, will illustrate a principled approach to the use of the new media and to various methodological approaches (concepts), showing how to apply quality criteria to the planning, implementation and evaluation of learning programs for specific vocational purposes.
In addition, the materials produced and the templates for establishing quality criteria, will contribute to the increasing pool of documentation of good practice throughout the Union, which can be emulated by training and educational establishments throughout Europe. The use of the new media in vocationally oriented language learning (VOLL) can contribute significantly to the efficiency of learning in this area.

The project itself will illustrate how partner institutions can collaborate and network using virtual environments and contribute to a pool of resources which may be called upon by other colleagues working in the specific linguistic/ vocational area in Europe, and it will motivate private enterprises (incl. SMEs) to implement language tuition for their staffs on a regular basis.

The specific aspect of innovation which this project offers is a new Virtual Learning Environment displaying three
integrated areas in the field of language education :

1. Teacher training modules: The full integration of ICT and the new media in different vocational language teaching, learning scenarios and cultures (new technical and methodological focus on oral communication skills and access for PC and Apple MacIntosh (!) users).

2. Model language learning modules: Various methodological and didactic innovations for the language teachers and learners (e.g. an electronic vocational language learning portfolio to be integrated into EUROPASS) and

3. a special VLE area with links to other models of good practice displaying vocational language teacher training and vocational language learning by 2007 (see also reference list).

Process-oriented and external evaluation of the project will secure all measures of quality issues and the possibility of adapting the project results to other vocational sectors.

The results of the project as well as the different products (VLE content, manual and CD-ROM) will be disseminated throughout Europe (see valorisation/dissemination strategies).

The project will co-operate and collaborate with other (EU) projects and partner institutions in the field throughout Europe.

Country Institution Contacts
Verband Wiener Volksbildung
(Vienna Federation of Adult Education Centres, VHS) [
Inge-Anna Koleff
Austria /
Austrian Science and Research Liasion Office Sofia (silent partner) [ASO] Martin Felix Gajdusek
European Centre for Education Training (ECET)
Boian Savchev
Universität Potsdam, Sprachenzentrum
Steffen Skowronek
ICC Europe, The European Language Network
Christel Schneider
(Anthony Fitzpatrick 2005/2006)
Fernuniversität Hagen, Lehrgebiet für Bildungstechnologie, Institut für Bildungswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IfBM), Fachbereich Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften [FERNUNI-HAGEN] Peter Baumgartner
Norway Norway

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU), Program for lærerutdanning (PLU) -
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Programme for Teacher Education (PLU)
in co-operation with:

Inger Langseth
(Jens Haugan 2005/2006)
Norway Norway
Opplæringssenteret Nordland Fylkeskommune, Fylkeshuset [NFK] [as part of the NTNU team] Tor Magne Andreassen
Norway Norway
It:solutions [itsolutions] Jan Åge Skaathun

Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej - SWPS e-learning Centre, Warsaw School of Social Psychology [SWPS]

Karolina Krzywicka-Szpor
Kerstin Namuth
United Kingdom
University of Southampton [SOTON] Kirsten Söntgens

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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1. August 2006