INNOVATION IN LEARNING: CATCH UP WITH THE LATEST PRACTICES
Digital technologies are nowadays starting to be used in Higher Education (HE). As digitalisation and new platforms take a more prominent place in the sector, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-solutions impact the quality of education and research. However, recent European evidence such as the High Level Group on the Modernisation of HE Report, 2014, the Eurydice Report, 2018 and the report on learning and the Report on teaching with technology in Higher Education made by the Knowledge Centre for Education in 2018 suggest it is not always used effectively in teaching.
MOVIDIS can contribute to strengthening international, digital, and virtual collaborative skills of transnational students, to prepare them to the attainment of global career-readiness competencies, and finally, to implementing new vision of internationalization of participating HEIs.
Due to the nature of the virtual mobility, technical and didactical support to both teachers and students involved will be developed.
Teaching in the virtual environments requires special pedagogical skills from teachers, learning in the virtual environments requires digital and collaborative skills from students.
In order to facilitate these skills, the appropriate infrastructure will be created at participating partner universities, which will span IT-Departments and Pedagogy Departments.
Higher education institutions should support their teachers so they develop the skills for online and other forms of teaching and learning opened up by the digital era, and should exploit the opportunities presented by technology to improve the quality of teaching and learning
High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education
DIGITAL FOR GOOD
AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH FOR ALL STUDENTS
In a world where digital technologies have gone from strength to strength, HEIs must better integrate the use of technology to make a positive impact on teaching and learning. Meanwhile, according to the United Nation convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, active participation in the society of persons with disabilities or social and economic difficulties is one of the basic human rights. Hence, the European strategy for persons with disabilities highlights the importance of developing a more inclusive educational system through the following priority:
Meanwhile, despite of the success of Erasmus + programme, we commonly notice that a large number of students from european Higher Education Institutions (HEI) do not benefit from Erasmus + mobilities
programmes or from any other because of several reasons including physical disabilities, financial issues, lack of foreign language skills, misunderstanding of foreign culture, fear, etc.
In this context, MOVIDIS project aims to give the opportunity to any student, to receive an international experience from home institution through the concept of Virtual Mobility (VM) - internationalization at home, developing hence a "digital for good" solution.
This can only happen if HE teacher’s skills are improved to enhance pedagogies and through transnational cooperation between HEIs to ensure best practice and innovation is shared.
Promote inclusive education and lifelong learning for students and pupils with disabilities. Equal access to quality education and lifelong learning enable disabled people to participate fully in society and improve their quality of life.
MOVIDIS operational activities
Design of the courses structure and of the complementary pedagogical activities, guidelines on VM
Development of pedagogical content of the virtual mobility courses (content and structure)
Development of the institutional framework, selection criteria and Virtual Mobility Learning Agreement
Implementation of pedagogical activities, evaluation tool and concrete mobility activities
Definition of certifications for transversal skills (multicultural, language tutoring)