DIGITOOLS – The future of open digital education | workshop

Jerald Cavanagh Limerick Institute of Technology
Marko Odak Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Mostar
Mihaela Banek Zorica Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Sandra Kučina Softić University Computing Centre University of Zagreb (SRCE)

The crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced European universities to move their teaching activities to the online environment. Although most Higher Education Institutions have implemented E-Learning platforms years ago, the teaching staff are now experiencing difficulties in using these platforms and in creating and adapting the course content, needed to quickly adapt to a fast evolving and complex situation.

DIGITOOLS is a project aimed at introducing enhanced digital tools and methods to help university staff deliver quality education through online means. The DIGITOOLS project will develop five Intellectual Outputs which will support the teaching staff from Higher Education Institutions to acquire the skills and competencies needed to create and deliver high quality online courses, including blended teaching. As a result of the DIGITOOLS project, the universities will be able to provide, through teaching staff and libraries, high quality online training courses, with a focus on subject-specific teaching.

What is it about? The workshop will discuss the future of digital education in universities and European frameworks in the field of digital education. Special focus is on the role of universities in the effective implementation of digital learning, Open educational resources and open access to resources.

Who is the target audience? This workshop is aimed at teaching staff, librarians and other educators.

When? Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 12:00-13:30 h and 14:30-16:00 h

Where? Ceremonial Hall of the University of Zadar


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