Welcome to our project’s May Newsletter! We are happy to share the latest updates, achievements that have taken place over the last months.
DigiTise or ‘Digital Toolkit for 50+ teachers’ project targets educators in the aforementioned category and has as its main objective developing their digital skills and providing them the necessary knowledge to make their courses more engaging and interesting. .
The project implementation process is approaching its last 6 months. The whole implementation process was characterized by smooth collaboration ensured by the regular face-to-face and online meetings. The first meeting was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania last spring, the interim meeting in Dublin, Ireland in September 2022. The final meeting is to be held this year in Lodz, Poland (September 2023).
As far as the results of the project, both the Handbook and the MOOC courses are under testing. The Handbook should be released by the end of June 2023, while the prepared MOOC courses will be available on the project’s website for the wide public starting from July 2023.
While the Handbook offers an insight on 15 different digital instruments & contains 45 digital exercises which can be implemented during online lessons. Meanwhile the MOOC courses are offering some essential knowledge for educators in enhancing the quality of their courses by developing the most important digital skills.
During the implementation period the pre-planned training activities took place as follows:
- The first training activity took place in Berlin where participants increased their knowledge on various digital tools such as Canva, Loom, Prezi and GSuite. These tools can be applicable in their teaching process.
- On the second training event in Romania participants from the partner institutions received information on how to use Facebook and YouTube for educational purposes. Apart from these tools Kahoot, Mentimeter, Socrative, Quizlet, Quizzes were introduced to the participants especially useful at evaluation, revision, making the learning process more enjoyable, more engaging.
- The third training in Florence was dedicated to the creation of the MOOC courses in the following aspects: the planning, the definition of the target group, the design of the curriculum. The participants learnt about the different types and formats of the courses.
- Learning management systems were presented in Thessaloniki training, such as Google Classroom, the Moodle platform. Participants had the opportunity to put the theory into practice so they received some practical knowledge as well.