Author(s):György Molnár (presenting), András Benedek (presenting)

Conference:ECER 2016, Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers

Network:02. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)


Session Information

02 SES 09 B, New Technology Development in VET

Paper Session


Room:Vet-Theatre 115

Chair:Michael Gessler


New Content Management in VET

Although, primarily owing to the spread of business IT applications (Kampffmeye, U.; 2006), content management is used in a wide range of contexts; the lecture, however focuses at the narrower field striving to find the new forms of educational content and the possibilities of permanently renewing it. Technological development and the relatively slow nature of content renewal in the VET systems both require innovative solutions differing from the traditional ones in creating and transmitting educational content and supporting learning. Concerning the research introduced, a kind of peculiar framework is provided by the fact that the innovation, which takes open source content development as one of the approaches of reforming teacher training, is connected to a technical university of long-existing traditions (Benedek, A;Molnár, Gy, 2014, 2015).

The theoretical background of this topic is partly of VET didactical features (Gessler, M.; Herrera L. M.; 2015), and is partly connected to theendeavours which strive to shape the alternatives of the traditional VET curricula in a learning environment determined by modern IT and which require interactivity not only in the learning process but during the construction of the curriculum, as well (Colons, A.; Halverson, R. 2009; Benedek, A.;Molnár, Gy. 2015). For community curriculum development teacher training might provide especially good conditions which we exemplify by presenting our research data. Developing Open Educational Resources (OER) with students’ participation means a potential of content and methodology that, through the pilot curriculum development (Systems in VET) and the applied IT solutions (open source and commercial LMS systems, memory independent management of complex visual elements and the flexible management of micro-contents) is capable of surpassing traditional, school- and notebook based teaching.


The methodological peculiarity of our research was modelling which was based on theoretical analyses and relying on which curriculum development tasks were implemented with the participation of engineer and economist teacher trainees. Some tasks fulfilled in the process of elaborating the online curriculum headed towards the creation of a content management model. The queries and interviews made with the students and the management of the micro-contents elaborated by the students can be looked at as new procedures.

Expected Outcomes

By presenting the first (2014-2015) phase of the research the lecture summarizes the steps made towards the creation of a new type of content management possible to be applied in wider fields of VET.


Ulrich Kampffmeyer (2006) ECM Enterprise Content Management, White Paper DMS EXPO 2006 „Enterprise Content Management“
Michael Gessler, Lázaro Moreno Herrera (eds.), (2015) Special Edition: Vocational Didactics, International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, Vol. 2, No. 3,
Colons, A.; Halverson, R. (2009) Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology. Teacher College Press, New York.
András Benedek, György Molnár (2015) New Approaches to the E-content and E-textbook in Higher Education, In: L Gómez Chova, A López Martínez, I Candel Torres (eds.), INTED2015 Proceedings: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Madrid, Spain,: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2015. 3646-3650.
András Benedek, György Molnár (2014) ICT in Education: A New paradigm and old obstacle
In: Arno Leist, Tadeusz Pankowski (eds.) ICCGI 2014: The Ninth International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology. Sevilla, Spain, 2014.06.22-IARIA. 54-60.

Author Information

György Molnár (presenting)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Technical Education
András Benedek (presenting)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Technical Education