GOT proposal got financed

ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE project GOT – Building Capacity for Online Tuition in Ghana prepared together with Tampere University, Tallinn University, and two universities from Ghana – University of Education, Winneba and University of Cape Coast got funded and will start on January 2023.

The project idea is derived from lessons learned during the pandemic. There is opportunity to change course digital delivery in higher education institutions in Ghana and build sustainable digital learning policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Extraction from the project summary: ….The project will result in the development of an educational research based action plan, which will include the development of the delivery system and training. This will enable the facilitation of digital educational innovation and research at UCC and UEW. The project thus intends to cause a shift towards data-driven and evidence-based methods of providing digital education at UCC and UEW, changing the thinking of researchers, educators and digital solutions providers

Seminar on Inquiring classroom practices to enhance professional digital competence on September 19th 2022

Cecilie Hansen from UiB shared research and collaboration with schools she has been involved in. Title of her presentation was: Inquiring classroom practices to enhance professional digital competence. Supporting teachers in developing digital practices are on the agenda in Norwegian policy documents. How can these goals be supported in practice and everyday in the schools? In this presentation Cecilie Hansen talked about a partnership between the University of Bergen and seven primary schools. The schools have used Teacher Inquiry to develop projects with a focus on different aspects in relation to digital competence development.  She presented the collaboration with the schools, and some of the Teacher Inquiry projects done by the schools.

SEIS at EDEN2022 conference

On June 20-22, Tallinn University together with EDEN and the SEIS team hosted a 31st Annual Conference of EDEN (European Distance and e-Learning Network) titled Shaping the digital transformation of the education ecosystem in Europe. The conference was organised as a hybrid event providing an opportunity to participate from all over the world. Virtual part of the conference was mediated through environment.

EDEN2022 space for virtual participants

7 keynote speakers were invited: Nicole Johnson, Karl Vilhelm Valter, Lesley Gourlay, Kyungmee Lee, Mart Laanpere, Riina Vuorikari.

Terje Väljataga from Tallinn University represented a SEIS team as a programme chair of EDEN2022 conference. Furthermore, Merike Saar and Linda Helene Sillat, PhD students from Tallinn University introduced the research done in relation to the SEIS project. Merike talked about Teachers’ technology use, decision-making process and concerns in data-informed teacher inquiries and Linda Helene presented her research on Developing the Evidence-Informed Digital Competence Assessment Instrument and Platform for Educators. It must be noted here that the best paper award was given to Merike.

Merike Saar presented her research at 31st EDEN Annual conference

The selection of best papers will be published in A Springer Nature Computer Science book series.