IES Ramón del Valle Inclán, a secondary school in Seville, offers two degrees of Vocational Training in Computers and Communications: an Intermediate level Degree on Microcomputer Systems and Networks and an Advance Degree on Development of Multiplatform Applications. Although our students have very good acceptance among companies in the sector, the changing nature of this in terms of technology, forces us to be in continuous formation. One of the leading technologies in the market is the deployment of services, infrastructures and development platforms in the cloud. For this reason we believe that Erasmus projects are an ideal framework to be able to meet this need that not only implies an improvement in the vocational training of our students but also in their linguistic and cultural competences allowing the personal and social growth of these participants ( Not only students but also teachers). We are a young center with only 20 years of age and we wish to take the step in this type of Erasmus projects. The center has experience in annual exchanges with other European schools and in participation in Comenius associations.
For its development we can count on the participation of other European schools: a German center (BBS Osterholz-Scharmbeck), an Italian (Istituto D’Istruzione Superiore Einaudi Pareto), a Greek (1 EPAL CHIOU) and our own Spanish center. The project is aimed at students of Vocational Training. The duration of the project is 2 years with 7 transnational meetings during 2017/18 and 2018/19.
The development of the project involves the staging of different activities:
- Analysis of current cloud solutions to know the market and be able to adopt a better decision when choosing one.
- Explore solutions that allow us to access with free accounts and other accounts that are paid like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
The expected impact on participating organizations and individuals is:
.- The updating of the didactic programs adapted to the leading technologies and demanded by the companies.
.- The companies will receive better trained technicians that will improve their socioeconomic environment.
.- Change in teaching methodology from a more traditional use of physical equipment with virtual machines, to laboratories on the cloud that will allow the student to perform the tasks from any location outside the physical buildings of schools. This new model will speed up the development of lessons, which will allow a better technical preparation of our students.
.- Improvement in the internationalization of the centres by creating networks with other schools that share the same teaching style which will help the performance of future projects: trainees in foreign companies, new group projects, etc.
.- Improvement in the linguistic competence of students and teachers.
.- Empowering the European spirit.
Evaluation questionnaires will be carried out to assess the degree of acquisition of the expected objectives. These questionnaires will be carried out by students, teachers and companies.