International online winter camp

Today we run an international winter camp mediated by different functionalities of online tools. We have planned 4 very interesting workshops:

Creativity – a spark for Interdisciplinary Innovation – Ingunn Johanne Ness (University Bergen, Norway) 

Using data to inquire your own practice – Cecilie Johanne Hansen (University Bergen, Norway) 

Frameworks for conducting user studies in Digital Learning Ecosystems – Jussi Okkonen (Tampere University; Finland) 

Applying pragmatism thoughts – Merja Bauters  (Tallinn University, Estonia).

The event will end with international 3x3x3 cross-country skiing competition: three countries, three participants per team, three kilometers.

First annual advisory board meeting

Just before Christmas last year, we had our first advisory board meeting. Considering the pandemic situation the meeting took place via Zoom. In addition to short presentations of our ongoing activities the main focus was on a discussion of how to conduct research and training online. Due to the COVID-19 our team has been in need to find ways to move our planned activities and events online. Therefore, every advice and recommendation on how to do that was very useful.

SEIS project presented at Tallinn University research seminar

On November 16th two large Horizon2020 projects – SEIS -Scaling up educational innovation in schools and iHub4Schools – Accelerating Digital Innovation in Schools through Regional Innovation Hubs and a Whole-School Mentoring Model – were presented at aTechnology-enhanced research seminar in Tallinn University. As the projects’ teams (local and international) are partially overlapping the goal was to find synergies between them. As the SEIS project’s approach is to take a holistic Living Labs view on educational research to better adopt and scale up innovation and the iHub4Schools project aims to propose mechanisms to accelerate whole-school digital innovation in and across schools through establishment of Regional Innovation Hubs, it was agreed that there are some strong connection points between these two projects, which will be explored further in the coming months.

First deliverables

In order to fully get started with the SEIS project, first three deliverables have been prepared:

D5.4 – Evolution of the publications (public)

D7.1 – H – Requirement No. 2 (confidential)

D7.2 – POPD – Requirement No. 3 (confidential)

SEIS project got started

SEIS team in Tallinn, January 21st 2020

The SEIS project – Scaling up educational innovations in schools – started with a kick-off meeting on January 21st 2020 at Tallinn University. The main objective of the kick-off meeting was to get to know each other, find synergies and define common goals and procedures.