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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).

In this page, it is briefly described our mission, our approach and what it makes OpenTEA different respect to the other available e-learning platform. 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 an international major journal for scientific research into the environment and its relationship with humankind.

The paper, titled “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 describing 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 award 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 a free use of a new office in San Nicomede (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy).

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Sharing our approach for e-learning at EFSA


Date: 15-03-2016

OpenTEA participated at the conference “Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC” organised by the Pesticides Unit of the European Food Safety Authority with a poster presentation describing the OpenTEA’s approach in developing three free complementary e-learning tools for operator training for a sustainable use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) in agriculture.

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

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