I-BEE-VR Training Event- July 14-15 2021

I-BEE-VR Project held its last training event for the researchers and the teachers who could teach the course in the future. The training event was organized by University of Vienna and Polytechnic University of Catalonia with the contribution of all the partners.

The training was initiated by a technical Virtual Reality equipment presentation which was organized as a workshop and this workshop was given by Hilmi Özdemir. It was a technical hands-on session on how to use the equipment, how to upload the files or programs and how to operate the goggles. After a break, queries from the partner institutions were answered especially on common problems that can be expected in the classroom.

On the second day of the training, İmge Şahin Girtten from İstanbul Technical University made a Literature Review Presentation the use of Virtual Reality in English Language Teaching of Foreign Language Teaching. This session was followed by the presentation on the interview outcomes of the students during the implementation of the course in İstanbul Technical University and written feedback from the teachers implementing the course. After these presentations, the coherence of the course was discussed and finally each module was commented in detail by all the partners who implemented it. These comments will be shared by all the teachers who will implement the course after the project ends and a closed Facebook group will be created for current and future teachers of this course.

Further steps about the dissemination and the implementation of the course and possible adaptations were discussed and the training was completed with happy faces although it had a touching atmosphere since this was the last official meeting of the project partners