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Collaboration for Effective Digital Education
Číslo projektu:2020-1-SK01-KA226-HE-094384
Popis projektu:na stránke Európskej komisie
Grant:189590 €
Sumár projektu:D-COLLAB project focuses on the digitalization agenda at all stages of higher education with a special focus on Slovakia. The pandemic of COVID-19 has found education systems in many countries largely unprepared for the need to switch to digital teaching and learning. Even though higher education institutions have been probably better prepared for the abrupt shift towards online teaching than secondary or elementary schools, the degree of complexity of teaching at the tertiary level contributes also to the challenging nature of this task. In the middle of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the D-COLLAB project focuses on finding and introducing effective ways of teaching and learning at the tertiary level using digital platforms. The interventions will be introduced at the University of Economics in Bratislava, who is the main beneficiary of the project. The project will focus on training the teaching staff as well as the students at all three levels of higher education to equip them with knowledge and competencies needed for effective teaching and learning in the digital environment. The project will also develop digital competencies of students with special needs, who are in an even more challenging situation due to the shift towards online learning. The corresponding 5 intellectual outcomes will be produced to support the skill development of these target groups. The produced outcomes will be made available through the developed web e-learning platform and they will be made available to interested teachers and learners locally, nationally, and internationally in open access to help them with their learning and teaching challenges in the digital space. During the project, three integrated training modules will be developed for the teaching staff and one training module for students (with a special section focused on students with special needs). The training modules will be implemented twice during the existence of the project, with the involvement of about 80 academics and 150 students, out of them about 40 students having special needs. The project will also focus on the active dissemination of its activities and outcomes through different channels and towards target groups outside of the participating partner institutions. Thus, the project has the good potential not only to contribute to a higher quality of digital instruction at the University of Economics in Bratislava but also at other institutions of secondary and higher learning in Slovakia, and in other partner and European countries. Even though the developed outcomes will focus on the instruction in economics and management programs in the first place, many aspects are relevant and can be carried across to other academic disciplines, or even to lower education levels. From the long term perspective, the project outcomes will facilitate the development and introduction of fully-fledged online degree programs at the University of Economics in Bratislava, but also at other institutions throughout the project partner network. The core outcomes of the project will be sustained over the existence of the project through the continued cooperation among partner institutions and also thanks to the commitment of partners of their own institutional resources.