Video showcase of G8WAY
The G8WAY project
G8WAY project is based on the idea that the growing availability of web 2.0 allows for bridging the present gap between the structures developed to support students in mastering today's educational transition and their formulation in an institutional perspective through learner centered and connective approaches, with a chance to more effectively manage educational transition. Thus, G8WAY will develop web 2.0 enhanced learning environments, which will enable learners to reflect and develop creativity potentials and transitional skills in the light of self and others’ learning experience, made visible through a variety of media sets and PLE tools, each of them designed to meet the requirements of transition envisaged, and all of which are mapped into one single pedagogy framework.
G8WAY will produce 2 transition scenarios, which is a) school to work and b) general to higher education. A third scenario will test the latter ones in an intergenerational learning setting.
Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, UK
Graham Attwell is Director of the Welsh independent research institute, Pontydysgu and a founder of the north Wales software research and development company, the Knownet. A former director for research in Gwent Tertiary College, he then worked as a senior Researcher at the University of Bremen in Germany.
He has been responsible for the management and undertaking of a wide range of European and national research projects for private, regional, national and European organisations and sponsors. He has worked for both Cedefop and the Europeaan Commsion on research and evaluation projects. He is a specialist in the areas of continuing professional development for teachers and trainers, e-learning in education and SMEs and the use of ICT technologies for collaborarive knowledge development. He is presently involved in developing software to support evaluation and knowledge sharing.
Graham Attwell is author of a considerable number of books, papers and journal articles and organiser of multiple TEL events.