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Improvement of Teaching Techniques by Eye Tracking in Technology Enchanced Classrooms (E-Teach)

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New tools and devices are developed and put in front of human use. In a study, which is performed by Gunuc and Kuzu (2015) it is reported that there exists a positive relationship between student engagement and technology use in class. Mashhadi and Kargozari (2010) defined the technological devices that support teaching in classroom as; software, programs, networks, web, video player, data projector, overhead, computer, television monitors, and so forth. During this technological change, teachers are the primary users of technology in the classroom, and they are much critical than the technology that is being used. Kirkwood and Price (2013) and Koc (2013) also stated the change will be promoted by teachers. Many previous studies revealed that teachers do not have the necessary skills for using these new technological devices and they try to escape from using ETEs in their classes.

Teachers are very critical in the usage of the equipment provided in the classroom. But in the reality, the usage of technology by teachers is not as high as expected. Muir-Herzig (2003) reported that there is an extremely low means of technology use among teachers, and training is needed for the teachers to apply technology as a tool for their curriculum. And she also told that teachers need to receive basic training before technology is placed in the classrooms. It may not be enough the make the classrooms educational technology equipped; teachers should be trained before for the beneficial usage of these equipment in teaching lessons.

About the project

Project description:

This project (No. 2017-1-KA201-046748) is proposed in order to detect differences in teachers’ competencies, and build a common recommendation across Europe. The teaching methods for different countries that are consisting the project group will be recognized, compared and published. As well as collating teaching methods with ETE for different cultures, it is also aimed to benefit from stakeholders experiences and competencies across different countries. Eye tracking technology that is subject to use in many different educational areas will make available for partners is another positive side effect of the proposed project. By the implementation of this project, newly developing ETE usage techniques might also be shared across nations of Europe. By involving different European Countries within this project and comparing the corresponding outputs, cross cultural differences in teaching will be unveiled.

Project duration:
Start: 01-09-2017 - End: 31-08-2020


Project Website:

http://e-teach.ceit.metu.edu.tr/

 

Target group:
Participants and participating organizations will acquire the knowledge of benefitting from eye tracking technology determining unconscious expert knowledge. Target groups; that are VET providers, Teachers, academicians, technical schools and university departments will acquire the knowledge of teaching their lessons with ETE. Our primary number of participants is 340, but the overall and achievable number of teachers is about 1.690.000 in participating countries. This number would increase across Europe, since the result will be usable and available across Europe.

Results:
By using the results of this project teachers will be enabled to make use of new technology in their lessons. The indirect beneficiaries of this project are children that are educated in technology enabled classrooms, which become highly popular in many of the European countries.
The last output O5 of the project which is the learning contents consisting of In-class technology interaction practices will be disseminated by multiplier events in every participating country. Further dissemination will be realized from the project web site on the Internet. The development of the digital learning contents, project web site and hosting of those materials are in the Applicant’s responsibility. The project site and contents will support 5 language of the participating countries and English which will also allow for other European Countries to benefit from the outputs.

Finalized output O5 result project online platform: http://e-teach.ceit.metu.edu.tr/#portal

Funding:
The project is funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership initiative.
eu flag co funded minThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. 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. 

Project consortium

Coordinator:

Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey
http://www.metu.edu.tr

Partners:

DamaSistem
Ankara, Turkey
http://www.damasistem.com

Vilnius University
Vilnius, Lithuania
http://www.vu.lt

University of Salerno
Fisciano, Italy
http://www.unisa.it

Druskininkai „Saulė" Primary School
Druskininkai, Lithuania
http://www.saulesmokykla.lt

Cenk Yakın Middle School
Ankara, Turkey
http://cenkyakinoo.meb.k12.tr

Teachers Academy Foundation
Instanbul, Turkey
http://www.orav.org.tr

Istituto Comprensivo Gragnano 3 Staglie Parco Imperiale
Gragnano, Italy
http://www.icgragnanoterzo.gov.it

Ministry of National Education
Ankara, Turkey
http://www.meb.gov.tr

Modules (Intellectual Outpus)

Output 1 In-class technology interaction practices in Turkey
Output 2 In-class technology interaction practices in Italy
Output 3 In-class technology interaction practices in Lithuania
Output 4 Interpretation, determination and comparison of In-class technology interaction practices for different countries

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