room KA 209
Scientix portal: An educational community of learning and practice
Lefkos, Ioannis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Scientix aims at creating and supporting a European community for Science Education and STEM subjects. The project which is now ten years old, already from the start tried to exploit new technologies and by creating an internet based portal managed to help in the creation of a digital community of educators, offering chances of searching and downloading educational materials, of communication, of exchanging good practices and training, using methodologies of distance education or in-person training.
Having all these features, the scope of this paper is to claim that Scientix project through the above portal, has fostered the creation of a community of practice of educators, offering opportunities for training and professional development.