During the lockdown period, the near-universal school closures in 192 countries, covering more than 60% of the world’s student population, resulted in concerns of significant long-term losses in education and learning. Reducing the negative impact of this situation is crucial for the entire higher education sector.
All lecturers dealt with the consequences of the lack of real contact with students, including lowering the effectiveness of classes and student motivation.
The overall aim of the project is to improve the skills of university teachers to enable them to develop digitized training content promoting equal opportunities for students enrolled in virtual and extended classroom courses.
The specific objectives include:
- improving / innovating online learning to meet the needs of higher education while conducting training in virtual and extended classrooms
- promoting the combination of pedagogical, technical and technological aspects in the redesign of the training course
- improving the skills of lecturers in the three above-mentioned aspects, considered individually and in mutual interactions.
In order to meet the challenge of remote education and to bridge the gap between classroom and virtual lessons, academic teachers should receive support in developing their skills and introducing innovations in three dimensions: pedagogical, technical and technological.
LUMSA (Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma) is a public non-state Italian university formed on Catholic principles. It is the second oldest university in Rome after Sapienza, and was founded by Luigia Tincani in 1939.
LUMSA is accountable to the state university system and awards qualifications equivalent to those issued by state universities.
Professionalism, growth and development are the University’s fundamental principles, along with teaching, employment, research and the student experience.
The partnership implementing the Teaching TOOL kit project consists of 4 universities:
Faculty of Management Engineering.
Poznan University of Technology is 100 years old, yet it strives to be a modern and active institution.
The mission of the University is to educate at all levels of higher education and in lifelong learning mode in close connection with scientific and research & development works carried out at the University in cooperation with future employers of university graduates and in contact with society.
The implementation of the University’s mission enables the vision of the Poznan University of Technology to be realized as the leading technical university in the country, with the aspirations to be a partner of European and world universities in terms of the quality of education and the level of scientific research.
For several years, the Poznan University of Technology has been consistently implementing the strategy of university internationalizing, among others, through cyclical participation in educational foreign missions.
The vision is to create a leading university of technology in the country, well recognized in Europe, an important and sought-after partner of foreign universities, guaranteeing high-quality education and a global level of scientific and research & development works.Today, the Poznan University of Technology offers education at 9 faculties, running a total of 31 fields of study. About 16,000 first and second-cycle students, doctoral and postgraduate students study here. Over 1,300 academic teachers care about their education. The didactic offer of Poznan University of Technology is modern, rich, and adapted to the requirements of not only domestic but also foreign employers.
Department of Pedagogy.
Founded in 1939, LUMSA is the second oldest university in Rome and a highly ranked Higher education institution in Italy, with over 9000 students (10% international from 55 different countries).
University teaching is distributed across three departments: Law, Economics and Politics and Modern languages; Social Sciences – Communication, Education and Psychology; Law and Economics.
Since 1999 it is also operating in Palermo, Sicily.
LUMSA proposes totally 19 degrees, B.A. and M.A degree programs among which law, business administration, economics, education, communication/marketing, and psychology.
LUMSA awards Ph.D. degrees in social policy, law, psychology, education and economics, classified as highly “innovative” by Italian Minister.
Faculty of Engineering.
La Salle Campus Barcelona (Spain) is one of the founding members of Universitat Ramon Llull. It is an institution with a history spanning over 300 years, with a strong international presence and a vocational commitment to person-centered training and research.
At La Salle, we are pioneers in offering engineering, architecture, business and digital arts studies that are continually adapting to the needs of the market and society in general.
We are strongly committed to provide quality education with values for the young people of tomorrow, as we believe that in society, people should come first.
In order to ease the adaptation and (forced) migration to virtual learning environments due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, at La Salle Campus Barcelona (Universitat Ramon Llull) we have developed the implementation of Smart Learning.
The Smart Learning paradigm is aimed to provide students and trainers a seamless integration in synchronous learning environments populated by physical and virtual attendants. In this regard, all the classrooms and laboratories of the campus have been equipped with high quality audio systems with more than 8,000 virtual microphones per classroom, cameras equipped with artificial intelligence, and smart boards to share content to and from the smart classroom, which is committed to enhance collaborative work.
In this way, when the trainer enters the classroom, the system automatically sets up a Zoom meeting where students can join. Student faces are seen in another screen of the classroom and the session can be developed smoothly.
Knowledge Transfer Office and Department of Logistics.
The University of Maribor is the second-largest Slovene university, and it consists of seventeen faculties. It was established in the year 1975.
The University employs about 1,800 employees, and currently about 14000 students being educated at University.
The main goal of the University is to provide a supportive and innovative environment for all students and employees.
The University of Maribor is the first Slovene university to be awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” badge and is obliged to respect the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
One company active in the field of online and digital training.
ValueDo S.r.l. is a consultant company based in Florence, specialized in activities of European, national, regional and local project management and in the support of public socio-economic innovation policies.
Our company carries out activity of research dedicated to the evaluation and definition of the strategies and the best initiatives within the strategic planning in addition to the use of EU structural fund.
ValueDo is and manages 91C: coworking space.
HOlistic online Teaching SUPport is the project aims at improving the skills of educators in various pedagogical methodologies.
- Holistic because the framework of the project considers different aspects: technical, methodical, technological.
- Online teaching as the partners will focus on the quality of the online lessons identifying in an automatic way when the attention of students in the online environment is decreasing.
- Support because the project aims at improving the skills of educators in various pedagogical methodologies, suggesting them practical online and free tool that could be used for delivering innovative training contents.
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