EOSC Synergy helps boost confidence of trainers
How do you create good training sessions? How do you meet the aims and the needs of your learners? What are the methods and tools to achieve that? These and other practical questions were discussed during one of the sessions of a 3-day long workshop focusing on instructor training organised by FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Synergy en Ghent University. DANS is involved in both FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-Synergy.
Fostering a network of peers
Together, FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Synergy and Ghent University are delivering a 3-day train-the-trainer workshop to support the development of data stewardship skills among staff in universities and other research institutions in Belgium. A key aim of this workshop is to foster a network of peers where those with more experience can share their knowledge with those just getting started.
Designing training in easy steps
Helen Clare (Jisc, the United Kingdom) and Linas Cepinskas (DANS), both from the EOSC Synergy project, hosted an interactive session on pedagogy and designing training activities. During the session, participants learnt about the foundations of pedagogy, including learning theories, training design models, and other aspects relating to creating training. In the second part of the session, the participants worked in small groups on future training they would like to organise. They used specially designed worksheets covering training analysis and training design to create training.
“It has been great fun sharing our knowledge and skills from the EOSC Synergy project during the instructor workshop. The fact that the majority of participants were satisfied with the workshop and found it useful for their work, demonstrates the need and relevance of such training. We will continue to take part in similar initiatives to bring synergy in training and skills across EOSC projects”, Linas Cepinskas, Research Data Management Specialist at DANS, explained.
DANS is involved in both FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-Synergy. FAIRsFAIR (Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe) aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. EOSC Synergy aims at expanding the uptake of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) at regional and national level by building/expanding capacities in seven European countries. Capacity expansion refers to both enlarging the EOSC with a critical mass of computing and storage resources, and fostering the integration of services in the EOSC, in such a way that those resources and services can be seamlessly exploited.
For more information or questions about the workshop, please contact Linas Cepinskas.
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