Name of project: Digital Technologies for Lecturing and Learning
Project website: http://dit4ll.fel.cvut.cz
Time frame: June 2021 – May 2023
Project funding: Erasmus + КА2
Total cost: 298.868 €
FERI UM Share: 39.406 €
Project Coordinator: České vysoké učení technické v Praze (CZ)
UM FERI Coordinator: prof.dr. Tatjana Welzer Družovec
- České vysoké učení technické v Praze (CZ)
- Vyšší odborná škola informačních studií (CZ)
- Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (SK)
- Stredná odborná škola informačných technológií (SK)
- Univerza v Mariboru (SI)
- Srednja elektro-računalniška šola Maribor (SI)
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES)
The project seeks to integrate the recent & emerging technologies in education at VET and higher education institutions, supporting the transition towards virtual learning environments as necessary, thus increasing the students’ motivation as well as their interest in further study of technical subjects, overcoming the limitations introduced by the conventional forms of online digital education so far.
The outputs and activities of the project are based on an extensive survey conducted during the preparatory phase to reflect the real needs of VET institutions and the industry. For teachers we are developing a set of new software tools that will allow them create highly advanced online learning digital content easily; these tools will be freely available to all interested parties. As for students, we will provide them with a set of study materials with an emphasis on such advanced technologies that have not been widely used in education yet (e.g. spherical video, stereo video, telepresence, etc.). We will also develop MOOC courses as an interesting alternative to regular lessons in specific situations or for specific groups. In order to support smooth introduction of the digital online learning tools into regular lessons, the corresponding methodologies for modern online digital education are being developed, outlining the necessary procedures step by step.
The project has a strong international dimension, thus giving students a chance to get experience from several EU countries. The consortium is composed of 7 partner institutions from 4 EU countries – the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain – representing VET institutions and technical universities
The universities are developing the learning materials as well as advanced software/technology tools (also for telepresence) and perform teaching activities at the VET institutions. Students and teachers of secondary technical schools (both within and outside the consortium) are the main (but not the only) recipients of the project results; they will participate in the development of learning materials and perform their testing in real education. Virtual internships (or “exchange” of students) will be organized within the project to demonstrate and test the strengths and weaknesses of such approach.
Key deliverables / activities
- Electronic learning materials (in English and 4 national languages) using the latest educational technologies to be tested in teaching practice. A total of 8 sets of materials and 8 MOOCs on topics selected by the involved VET institutions and agreed by all project partners will be developed;
- A free web-based application (including the necessary documentation) that will allow teachers to simply and independently create on-line study materials;
- Motivational international “digital” competition for students organized in a distance (online) form;
- Large-scale pilot run and Experimental Virtual international Internships (EVII) for students;
- Further education of VET teachers in selected thematic areas;
- Methodologies for implementation of regular digital online education at secondary schools, which will accentuate the use of modern approaches and technologies;
- Verification of the modern digital teaching approaches by semi-professionals;
- Methodology for long-term sustainability of project results after its completion and continuous dissemination of the results among teachers of technical vocational secondary schools that will not participate in the pilot testing.