The Virtual Spitfire project aims at the development of an innovative Continuous Professional Development course for the training of adult educators on the use of Virtual Reality, building on the production and sharing of Open Educational Resources based on practical classroom and work-based training activities, and on the use of Virtual Reality and digital media. This project focuses on on-line training material, where adult educators and other relevant professionals can access high quality material that will promote their personal and professional development.
To that end, Virtual Spitfire will have a long-lasting impact on 3 levels:
- Local level: the availability of “ready-to-use” methodologies and resources on Virtual Reality in Adult education and methods will immediately reinforce the response of the sector to the urgent needs of EU societies in terms of social and professional inclusion of different cultural groups and in general people with disadvantaged backgrounds;
- Regional/ national level: the Virtual Spitfire project is expected to create a common methodological framework, based on a smart use of Virtual Reality technologies for enhancing key competences of educators;
- EU level: this project will contribute to the debate of facilitating Virtual Reality blended training for adult audience groups in order to enter the labour market.
During its 36-month lifetime, Virtual Spitfire will directly and indirectly positively impact
adult educators and cultural heritage professionals
multiplier event participants/ stakeholders
A Methodological Framework e-Book /Handbook
A Virtual Reality Environment / Open Educational Resource Platform
A Continuous Personal Development Training course curriculum
A Scenario-based eLearning and Learning Outcome Matrix
A Cascade Blended Training programme for adult educators
4 National Multiplier events
1 Transnational Conference