Video showcase of iTEC
iTEC (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms)
iTEC is a major EU-funded project in which European Schoolnet is working with education ministries, technology providers and research organisations to bring about transformation in learning and teaching through the strategic application of learning technology.
With 27 project partners, including 14 Ministries of Education, and funding of €9.45 million from the European Commission’s FP7 programme, iTEC is the largest and most strategic project yet undertaken by European Schoolnet.
iTEC explores the fundamental question of how technology can be used effectively and successfully by both learners and teachers and is seeking to define the nature of the future classroom. The project brings together education policy makers together with some of the key learning technology providers and experts from leading research organisations and universities.
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Christel Vacelet, European Schoolnet, Belgium
Christel Vacelet is currently European Schoolnet's Communications Manager. She has been working for European organisations for 17 years in various communications capacities such as web editor for the European Commission website in the 1990s, communications director for the European University Association (2003-2008) and press and communications officer at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (2008-2011). She studied international relations, management and European affairs in the Institute of Political Studies in Lyon (France), Portland State University (USA), the University of Internal Relations in Nizhnii Novgorod (Russia) and the Marne La Vallée University (France). She enjoys learning every day, exploring new trends and creating innovative communications products. She recently became addicted to Coursera and Massive Online Open Courses.