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Finalreport and results

We made our final report ready . You can read all our results in dropbox

( We got the follwoing feedback by our National Agency :
Der Endbericht bietet einen guten Einblick in die Arbeit der Lernpartnerschaft. Partner aus fünf verschiedenen Ländern haben zur Thematik Internetnutzung mit mobilen Endgeräten für verschiedene Zielgruppen gearbeitet. Alle Partner waren dabei aktiv beteiligt.
Alle Aktivitäten der Partnerschaft sind über den Blog des gesamten Projektes https://mobile50plusminus.wordpress.com/ sowie im deutschen Blog über http://slomobil.wordpress.com/ nachzulesen. Insgesamt waren die Aktivitäten für die Lernpartnerschaft zielführend und zur Umsetzung angemessen.
Der Wegfall des spanischen Partners konnte kompensiert werden. Das Projektmanagement war insgesamt sehr gut, wenn auch nicht alle ursprünglich angestrebten Zielgruppen gleichermaßen bedacht werden konnten.
Die Verbreitung der Lernpartnerschaft fand über die Medien sowie durch verschiedenste andere Aktivitäten statt. Die Eintragungen in der EST Datenbank sind vollständig und tragen so ebenfalls zur Verbreitung bei.
Insgesamt wurde die Lernpartnerschaft sehr gut im Sinne des GRUNDTVIG Programms umgesetzt und die im Antrag beschriebenen Ziele erreicht.”

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« Interview on Finnish Radio

Meeting in Finland from June 14 to 18, 2014

July 25, 2014 by ukrope

 

Translated by google translator from http://slomobil.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/das-abschlusstreffen-in-tiedetila-finnland-vom-14-6-18-6-2014/
Meeting in Finland, June 14 – 18, 2014

Saturday, June 14. was the day of arrival. Slowly, the participants arrived and celebrated reunion. Then they were assigned their houses and rooms in Tiedetila and near Tiedetila. We – the five German participants of SLO – lived in Antheronpirti, a cottage right on the lake with a private sauna (unfortunately there was not enough time to try it out). After this the whole group met in Tiedetila. Tuula had prepared dinner for us.

Sunday, June 14, 2014

We were welcomed by Kari and a little computer man running across a dark background (an early computer animation from 1978).

Kari started the meeting with a presentation that shaped our further discussions. His answer to the general question why seniors should make use of the advantages of easy-to-use tablets or computers was this: because of their quality of life. Seniors are often lonely. Computers open up the world for them. Not to be so lonely any more means to have a better life, e.g. they can get into contact with their grandchildren living far away or do their shopping online.
After this Tuula gave us some practical advice and asked us never to walk alone in the forest. Only later, when the Berlin participants had seen bears walking on the street, I realized that this had been a serious warning.

Following the agenda, the participating organizations then reported the results of their cooperative efforts.
– André (Berlin) pointed out that he had learned methods of teaching the elderly (esp. storytelling); he had got familiar with new types of computers and various apps (esp. PressBooks, Mikogo), had learned a lot about project management and was able to successfully use this new knowledge in another international project; that his organization had got new ideas for activities from the participating countries, such as the “Clinic for Mobile Devices”; he later added that “digital inclusion” had become an important issue.
– Oral (Cannakkale) would soon introduce new courses on smartphones and tablets in Cannakkale; he planned to use his new skills in e-books to publish an international e-book about the meeting of the Archaeological Association in 2013; he could now organize the annual meetings of this association as international events.
– Kristina (Vilnius): the first time she got familiar with smartphones and tablets was in the project; meanwhile even the seniors in her organization wanted to use these devices. That was why they were offered a special training now; moreover she mentioned new experiences with weblogs, workshops and project management.
– Anneli (Södertälje): worked with Finnish visually impaired seniors and an open group for Finns in Sweden; presented the most important apects for teaching “Tablet Use”.
– Uta (Kiel): made a review of the history of the project; considered the QR Rally, the organization of the e-book for André´s wedding, the use of Apple-TV and Chromecast as positive results.
– Sari (Sastamala): said she stood in for the current project manager Sini-Mari, who taking part in another project meeting in Bucharest gave her regards to all participants. Sastamala was interested in the planned future project.
– Kari (Tiedetila): had, in recent months, been busy with his project of a weekly “computer and tablet clinic”. The clinic was attended by interested people with computer problems and others who wanted to learn more; he solved internet problems by establishing internet connections through mobile phones; for the new project he was planning an opening seminar on “small computers (Arduino, Rasberry pi); he showed a computer consisting of Rasberry pi, a movable keyboard and a used screen and running on open office (the price of the whole system was about 100 €); then he presented the first results of his 3D printer; he published an article about the project in the Finnish culture magazine “Aisapu”. Kari pointed out that the responses in the evaluation of the last meeting in Kiel had helped preparing this meeting. Moreover had Pekka, a participant in several meetings from Tiedetila, founded his own computer group and organized a computer room

in a retirement home in Tampere.

Before lunch Tuula led us through the wood directly across from Tiedetila. Rubber boots were a must. Just when we started a mother bird flew up excitedly, and we almost stumbled over its young. Tuula explained us the plants and lichen, for we were walking on a kind of moor full of wet patches and ditches.

Everyday we had lunch together in the dining room of Tiedetila. The tables were nicely set and we had delicious stew, great homemade bread, fresh salad and desserts with self-collected blueberries, prepared by Tuula and Marjatta.

We spent the afternoon discussion the question: “What did we promise in the project application and how much of it did we achieve?” We went through our application point by point (G 2 Work program):
– Although there had not been a pretest, Kari evaluated all meetings.
– The kick-off meeting in Berlin and all other scheduled meetings except the one in Spain had taken place. Spain had not been accepted for the project.
– Concerning teacher training the following aspects were pointed out: there was some information in Berlin about an SLO-workshop on online communication; there was no exchange on the different concepts of teacher training; on the final day there was a mutual information on the various ways of introducing seniors to the use of tablets.
– There was a workshop “How to make an e-book” (SLO), which has been translated into several languages​​.
– Berlin was meant to make a plan referring to resources in its neighbourhood; as there was no Internet access and because of high costs, for only expensive mobile phones would make it possible, this plan could not be realized.
– The process of the project was documented in an international blog.
– There were a number of national blogs, but Sweden and Berlin still had to update their blogs.
– eBook readers had been tested and the results documented. However, within the two years of the project there had been some technological development making it easier to use the apps from different vendors on one tablet instead of on different devices; also eBook readers were good for German and English literature, but there were hardly any Turkish or Lithuanian books on the Internet; Finland also used only apps.
– Uta wanted to make an eBook documenting our working process on the basis of our mutual blog, eBooks on various subjects were finished.
– Skype meetings were used regularly.
– Before the meeting in Turkey there had already been a talk about the ways of borrowing eBooks.
– Groups in various countries had worked directly or indirectly about the question how handicapped people and immigrants could use the tools.
– The “Learning Languages with New Technologies” meeting could not be held in Spain (see above);instead there was a meeting in Kiel, where language learning with apps was discussed and apps were exchanged; instead of the school in Spain a school in Turkey had been visited where “tablet lessons” had taken place, but not being successful as expected had been given up again.

Besides, all partners had used tablets and smartphones in different ways for their communication.
– Google Drive was used for collecting apps, but the exchange between the learners had not taken place, as they had not been involved.
– In Tiedetiela the group worked hard on the final report.
– To complete the final evaluation all participants were told to fill in the papers on the Internet (link to Facebook);
– With the meeting in Tiedetila the last points of the application had been completed.

 

For the late afternoon visiting “Kari’s Playground” was on our agenda and of course we were excited to see where the trip would go. In fact, we arrived at a wooden church set alone in the woods, which in the 18th century the surrounding farms had built without a permission. Kari

 

 

played there as a child and probably sometimes rung the bells in the middle of the night. Anyway, he now owns this church and he had a special surprise for us, for when we had gathered inside, the harmonium began to play and, like in a flash mob, singers came forward one after another, singing a well-known Finnish song for us.
Tuula has posted the link to us on Facebook: Maa on niin kaunis – The world is so beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxGVdLIYqYU.)

 

The evening had even more surprises. We went to a restaurant by the railway line – the small now deserted station once was the Russian control station. The first plate we were served there had bear meat on it. Later we even got a certificate saying that we had tasted bear!
A stew with moose meat followed and tasted just as unusual as the bear meat and the juice made from firs that came with it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kari presented his motivation study. He started with a slide showing human relations in a diagram, with the individual human being and their mental dispositions in the centre. These directly affect their body, their daily life and their relations with the world. Teachers should “not educate, but allow their students to grow as human beings”, they should not teach, but make learning possible; they should not understand themselves as an authority, but develop empathy for any single person; they should not give instructions, but promote creativity. Kari´s conclusion was that the way computers are used depends on the learners and their needs. For seniors and how they use tablets and smartphones this means: It is a question not primarily about solutions for everyday problems, but about communication and connections to the world, which increase the quality of life; it is a question of health, safety, friends and happiness. His detailed statistical analysis of the country profiles then showed that the participants interviewed in Berlin and Cannakkale had given similar answers to many questions. In this it is remarkable, especially for the schools in Berlin, that there are a lot of migrant pupils.

Interrupting the agenda Kari was interviewed by a Finnish newspaper.

As a recreation before lunch we took a walk by the “Old Forest” to a secluded and rather small wooden watermill. The weather had changed since our first day, it was damper and colder now; all the more impressive were the dense old spruces with their beard lichens that react sensitively to poor air conditions and had already been extinct, but now had begun to grow again. If anybody could read the tracks he would se the droppings of capercaillies and elks on this path full of low-growing plants.

After lunch we had the workshop “How to teach seniors the use of mobile computers?”, in which all participating organizations contributed their rich experiences. Our results can be found in the document “How is your approach to teach seniors to mobile devices or computer?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y33vna4x9a97tib/How%20is%20your%20approach%20to%20teach%20seniores%20to%20use%20the%20mobile%20devices%20or%20computer%20all%20partners%20opinion.pdf

Then Uta presented her elaboration of Kari´s idea for a new project. She suggested to not only deal with mini computers but also with the “Internet of things” and exemplified her idea with the first 7 slides of Mazlan Abbas “What exactly is the internet of things”.

http://www.slideshare.net/mazlan1/what-exactly-is-the-internet-of-things

We then discussed, who could be an eligible coordinator for this project. Our criteria were that the country should have only few applications and be able to manage the funds. Anneli and Kristina said they would to contact Norway, Uta would follow with a contact to Spain. By the end of July it should be clear who would be the coordinator, and the topics (see slide 7), which each organization would work on should be selected.who wants to edit any organization should be selected. In October there will be a Skype meeting on the subject. Besides the regular meetings of the participants an international conference will be planned, which must take place before the final meeting.

In the afternoon Pirkko and Reijo invited us to see their new house.

For dinner we went to the Café Raija in Haapamäki, where we had delicious Finnish food with meatballs in sauce, small stuffed cabbage and salmon. Then we visited the Railway Museum of the town.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Our breakfast got very excited because of the reports of our partners from Berlin who that night had seen bears on the road. André showed very clearly that they must have a female and a male bear.

We spent the morning working on the final report. In between Kari was interviewed by a Finnish radio station. It was agreed to send Uta the remaining information by June 25 and to decide on the final report (part E) by July 5.

Concerning the European database it was pointed out that:
– Uta must set the English summary;
– each participant must put a translated version online, as well as also be translated set, as well as their own products.

Kari showed a special external memory that could be connected to the computer wireless (wireless NAS file server). He also introduced his own very good Internet access, which used a 3G/4G mobile wireless N Router TP-Link, then he showed his 3D printer.

After lunch we did not go to Keuruu, as we had planned, but accepted Pirkko´s and Reijo´s invitation for a barbecue at their Laplander´s hut. It was a very pleasant afternoon, because in such a hut, you can sit together around the fire talking or in silence. Afterwards we again went over to our hosts´ beautiful wooden.

In the evening we went to a very impressive building, one of the remotest libraries in the world, the wilderness library (Fi: Korpikirjasto), deep in the woods. Ilari Kotimäki, the owner, explained us –Tuula and Kari translating – his ideas that had led to this library. Then all of us enjoyed a lovely dinner at nearby café.

Wednesday, June 18, /2014

After breakfast, we gathered for a last time. Kari led us through his computer museum. In the following final evaluation round – moderated by Kari – we made a resumé of what we had learned in the two years of the project, how we had felt in this time and in how far we had benefited from the project (see final evaluation). Finally, Kari and Tuula handed out the certificates of participation, as always in a warm atmosphere, as warm and sincere as it had been during our last meetings. So to say good-bye was not easy.

We had come with a rental car from Tampere and now took Karl, who had come earlier, back with us. We had time enough to enjoy Tampere for a while, its large square and a former, now converted paper mill, before we got on the plane to Bremen.

 

 

From 14th to 18th of June we met in Finnland. Today, 17th of June, the Finnish Radio made an interview about our project mobile 50+- . The Reporter also asked what was the most important thing we learned in the European project, Uta had to answer two times the same question, because the first time the answer was too long.

 

Material

Protocol

Meeting in Kiel, March 27 – 29, 2014 , protocol written by Barbara, translated by Uwe:

Three days before the meeting there was some excitement for our Kiel team. In

the room rented for the meeting there was WLAN, but SLO didn´t get access to

it. We had to find other ways of getting on the internet. Horst and Uta resolved

the problem by using sticks, iPhone and other smartphone accounts of the

German participants for a mobile internet.

March 27, 2014

Time had come: Uta welcomed the participants playing the “Schleswig Holstein

Lied” (the anthem of the region) and asked the groups to introduce themselves

by showing their way to Kiel on Google Maps.

Then the partners talked about their activities since the meeting in Turkey.

– Oral: his archeological organisation will publish an e-book on the

occasion of its 10th

– Kari: has evaluated the meeting in Cannakale.

– Anneli: gives a report on her work as coordinator for national minorities

in Södertälje; introduces the groups she is responsible for (e.g. Finnish-
speaking senior and visually impaired people) and presents her teaching

material for tablet pc´s, PPT for storytelling and useful links and apps

(will be put on Dropbox); she then tells the group about a “Hello-Hello-
Day” for seniors who have questions about their smartphone or tablet

pc, which are then solved together.

– André: reports on the use of web 2.0 in “Oase”: his colleagues use it, but

not for teaching the participants (adult migrants, refugees of any age,

jobless people), in the future they will possibly have a group dealing with

storytelling or e-books.

– Arunas: in January they had courses on the web 2.0: how to pay taxes,

using the smartphone for parking, online shopping, preparing for a

job with apps (“Smart Druskininkai”), preparing a trip to London with

apps (the underground, etc), language learning (English) with apps for

teachers and students(50+); a collection of computer terms will be made

into an e-book, a questionnaire on the wishes and needs of seniors who

are working in adult education will be ready for the meeting in Finland;

information about the SLO project: in their centre they have boards with

texts and pictures, they have a webpage and two blogs, a report during

the adult education week in November 2013.

anniversary.

– Sini-Mari and Heidi: have learnt to make an e-book, Sastamalan

Opisto offers various language courses on Skype, moreover there are

private lessons on Skype and Mikogo, Sini-Marie has informed Finnish

language teachers during a meeting, in autumn 2014 there will be a

Finnish Skype-course for immigrants; there were other courses for

seniors on purchasing and using tablet pc´s as well as on e-books for

language learners and a workshop on e-books for the participants of

the trip to Kiel. They plan to make an e-book about this trip and want to

improve the use of tablet pc´s in their colleagues´ daily work, in a course

called ”tablet devices smartly used”.

– Uta: informs the group about the W-LAN problem in the meeting room,

shows Apple-TV and iPhones are used for presentations on the internet;

she reports on the hangouts of SLOlive, Kunstsurfen?? and Marlit´s e-
book with recipes.

Topic: e-books

– Uta: shows how with the help of wikipedia she has put together an e-
book on Schleswig-Holstein (button “print”), introduces the e-book made

about André´s wedding

– André: presents the e-book which he has compiled from the German,

Swedish, and Lithuanian contributions after the meeting in Turkey

– Tuula: has completed her photo book on Troy with the design software

from Ifolor and shows it as an e-book and as a print-out

– Sastamala has put his book on http://issuu.com/sini-marilepisto/docs/

troy

For lunch we had delicious fingerfood, which Manfred and Ute had ordered.

After lunch the participants were welcomed by Mr. Adolf Martin Möller,

member of the city council responsible for social issues, youth, health, housing,

schools, and sport.

Then we went on with our agenda.

– Barbara: presents the e-book “Mustafa´s Troy” which we created

collaboratively. The SLO members used PressBooks to put their pictures

and texts from their own computers into this e-book.

– Oral: tells us about the plan to present all the e-books of the various

groups at the anniversary of his archeological organisation

As we had time enough we could then have the plenary meeting.

Plenary meeting:

– Results of the last evaluation: participants want more time for practical

exercises and for communicating with each other

– Kari has finished his questionnaire on motivation

– The final report will be the main point on the agenda of the next meeting

in Finland

– It is decided to put on Dropbox whatever material concerns the

dissemination of the project´s topics. Each of us is asked to do this for

her/his country´s contributions, so that finally they can be compiled for

all of us.

– As concerns the preparation of the final meeting in Finland: Kari has

some brochures on Keruu and a presentation (very interesting: a picture

with a strawberry bed on sand, where the strawberries grow together

with grass and need no watering)

– Participants in Finland: André +3, Uta +4, Anneli +4, Oral +3, Arunas

doesn´t know yet who will accompany him.

– Tuula wants us to bring warm socks for the rubber boots, which she will

have available. Bug spray would be good, as well.

– Like always information on the trip will be on Facebook (e.g. in June it

doesn´t get dark, alcohol is difficult to get and expensive! All our cottages

will have a sauna, Anneli will bring her car)

Decision: The next Skype meeting will take place on May 15 at 11

o´clock(Berlin time)

–         Kari presents his idea for a follow-up project. We should apply for it as “Learning Partnership” in Erasmus+ by April 30. As a new rule partners will get the whole sum for one year each. The topic: “Computer and electronic devices as part of the quality of life” (as part of the European adult education), the project would deal with an overview over cheap and simple electronic devices that may help elderly people. A lively discussion follows.

 

Then it was time for our tour of Kiel. A special thanks to Karl, because, with no advance information, he guided a group interested in the maritime Kiel using the app http://www.museum-am-meer.de/angebote/die-app-kiel-museumsmeile/

Two other tours dealt with “Historic Kiel” and “Shopping in Kiel”.

The evening ended at the “Wang –Su” restaurant which offers a rich buffet and “showcooking”.

 

March 28, 2014

 

The morning began with the topic “Apps for language learning”

Uwe: speaks about learning English with apps, which apps are available and which criteria he suggests to assess these (PPT). Critical description of “Duolingo”, “Busuu” and “Babbel” (Learning languages with Apps-1)

Juurgita: (PPT) describes working with “Duolingo”, shows the new app “Mind snacks” for children, refers to http://www.appbrain.com/, and http://funeasyenglish.com/.

Sini-Mari, Heidi and Mari: Duolingo doesn´t offer Finnish, they use http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ instead and point out that this website offers a large number of options.

Oral: uses YouTube for language learning, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/frenchpod101/videos

Anneli: recommends the writing and speaking apps for immigrants and illiterates “alfavux, Skolskil, Aiheet(?)”

Tuula: uses open material from MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Destinos (a Spanish soap opera suitable for language learning)

Elina: recommends Quizlet.com to write and save vocabulary

Horst: shows “iTranslate” (free of costs for Apple and Android) and encourages the participants to say a sentence in their own languages, which the app then translates in writing on the display.

 

Like the day before we had lunch in one of the rooms we had rented for the meeting. The rooms proved ideal for our purposes. Lunch was good again.

After lunch

Johanna: how to show the display of an android device with a beamer, cf. also Horst´s text

André: uses Apple-TV and makes his presentation on “Oase” using his     iPhone. Very useful; he has an extra rechargeable battery for his iPhone.

Karl: points out that the questionnaire for assessing the Kiel meeting is online (the link is on Facebook or on http://www.sastamalanopisto.fi/sastamalan_opisto/lomake/show.tmpl?id=454;sivu_id=7076, it must be filled in by April 5, 2014 by each participant if the groups want to get their travel expenses back.

 

In the evening we had dinner at the restaurant ”Zur Mühle”, where we had the whole gallery for ourselves. Then we went the short way to the “Mediendom”. SLO had invited us for the show “Pink Floyd – The Wall”, a happening that was numbing our senses and thrilling our minds with a flood of colours.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, we went to Lübeck by train. There the city guide Barbara Carstensen expected us for a very informative tour through the old town centre. It ended at a restaurant called “Kartoffelkeller”(potato cellar). Unfortunately it took a full hour until we got our meals, so that Ute couldn´t really enjoy it any more.

 

This was the end of the meeting.

Only the Finnish participants from Tiedetila stayed till Sunday and, joined by Uta and Horst, went to the Computer Museum in Kiel. Here you can find Horst´s report.

 

Under this name  AgendaMeetingKielMarch(2) you can find the preliminary agenda of the meeting.
Every project partner will report

  • about the work done
  • his /her  eBook about Troy
  • language learning apps for IOS and Android devices (the topic of this meeting )
  • other useful apps

We will speak about the use of own weblogs for dissemination and discuss and inform each other about best practices.
We will inform about materials for web2.0 tools.
To get more information about the city of Kiel we will test a special apps , during our visit of  Lübeck  we will have a real guide as we had had in Vilnius and Canakkale . (Remember we got information about Södertälje by special tasks for using bookcreator)

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You can find the agenda of the meeting under AgendaMeetingCanakale(1) of the meeting

Barbara wrote in the blog slomobil about the event and also Johanna in her own blog, also Marlit  about the food http://eu-rezepte.blogspot.de/2013/09/eu-projekt-mobile50-turkei.html

Finlands contribution you can find here: http://sastamobile.fi/mobile50+-/?p=160

Pictures are made by

some of the contributions for the archaeological meeting you find in google drive or dropbox

  1.  OASE Berlin
  2.  SLO Haithabu
  3. Vilnius
  4.  Finnland

The information of the staff meeting you will find canakkalecoordinatorsmeetingjune2013

Analysis of the Vilnius meeting evaluation forms are completed. According to the answers, the meeting was successful and there was a good atmosphere. In fact, I completely agree. Thank you to the organizers. Here is the link:
https://drive.google.com/?tab=wo&authuser=0#folders/0Bwxfj49xC9SLeUl2LTFWdFB2RnM