Stand at TOMATOWORLD 2017

Date: 30-11-2017

OpenTEA participated to the 15th edition of Tomato World (the international exhibition dedicated to the professional system of industrial tomatoes) with a dedicate stand. The objective was to share the main OpenTEA features among key stakeholders with the final aim of building useful synergies to enhance the use of e-learning technologies for training and communication along the tomato chain. According to our style, a cup of tea was offered to each participant visiting our stand.

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Sharing our e-learning tools on pesticides use at international conference

Date: 30-08-2017

OpenTEA participated at the 7th International Conference on Pesticide Behaviour in Soils, Water and Air with a poster presentation describing OpenTEA approach in developing three free complementary e-learning tools for a sustainable use of pesticides in agriculture.

The new tools, developed in cooperation with Opera Educational and Training srl and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, are composed by: a) BROWSE, an e-learning tool able to build personalized training programmes by collecting and integrating existing training material on pesticides use; b) SUPTRAINING, an e-learning course, with the aim to help operators, advisors and distributors to get prepared for their national certificate test; c) LINEEGUIDA, an e-learning course defining specific guidelines on sustainable use of pesticides at farm level.

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Advertisement on CiBi Magazine

Date: 01-03-2017

A full advertisement page in the next issue (March 2017) of the CiBi Magazine is dedicated to OpenTEA as relevant e-learning platform with special focus on sustainability in the agro-food sector. CiBi Magazine is a food oriented Italian journal born in 2013 in the frame of the universal exposition EXPO 2015 (Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life).

This page, briefly describes our mission, our approach and what makes OpenTEA different compared to other available e-learning platforms. The objective of this advertisement is to enlarge our network, finding new opportunities to develop additional e-learning tools for a sustainable development in the agro-food sector.

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Our approach for e-learning published in STOTEN

Date: 01-02-2017

A scientific paper was published in Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) journal including results related to the e-learning tools developed in OpenTEA for a sustainable use of plant protection products in agriculture. STOTEN is a major international journal for scientific research into the environment and its relationship with humankind.

The paper, entitled “Link practical-oriented research and education: New training tools for a sustainable use of plant protection products” highlighted the key role played by Operator training to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides. It also describes how the outcomes of different European and national research projects were merged together in OpenTEA to develop complementary e-learning tools for operator training. Stakeholders and socio-behavioural factors influencing exposure were considered highlighting the need of collaboration between educators and researchers.

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Winner at start-up competition

Date: 03-12-2016

OpenTEA was awarded with the first prize of the start-up competition “Start Cup ER 2015 – Stirone Piacenziano” as best start-up idea providing e-learning services to disseminate results of the scientific research. The prize was issued by Ente di gestione per i parchi e la biodiversità Emilia occidentale including a financial contribution as well as free use of a new office in San Nicomede (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy).

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