We will pilot the educational materials for children and craft on the basis of pilot results recommendations on how to improve them (IO5). But equally important, this intellectual output will contain a handbook with guidelines for teachers, which is intended to help them responding to the necessity: how to efficiently teach cloud computing to children. Its objective is to support partners in their efforts in planning implementing and evaluating innovative and efficient approaches in teaching cloud-based services.
Much like it was the case with IO2 (Digital educational materials for teachers), the educational materials will be integrated into the learning environments of project partners using the online repository. The main objective of this process is twofold. On the one hand, this will support partners in their efforts in planning, implementing and evaluating innovative and efficient approaches in teaching about the cloud. On the other hand, this will contribute to the popularization of cloud as a topic among the wider audience of educators.
The aim of piloting is to deploy and test the materials developed in IO4 in encounters with different target groups (pupils of different age and interest) and in different local, regional and national environments. The materials will be tested through in-school face-to-face teaching. The underlying methodology of the materials will be assessed and data about the effectiveness of learning obtained, together with indicators on how to improve the content or form of deployment.
Piloting process will be based on the resources made available in the repository.
Following on the pilot, a set of guidelines will be made. They will not only encompass the results of the pilot (evaluation of efficiency and success-rate of the materials produced in IO4), but they will include guidelines for teachers, based on best practices, on pedagogy of implementing the subject of cloud-computing in their teaching.