Innovative Teaching Across Continents - Universities from Europe, Chile and Peru on an Expedition
InnovaT project aims to modernise Higher Education and enhance innovation in teaching & learning experiences by promoting the integration of new technologies in LA HEIs and equipping teachers and students with relevant skills for the digital transformation of HE and society worldwide.
It places a strong emphasis on the capacity building of teaching staff -to provide a life long learning impact to students, teachers should be well prepared first. The project will foster all along its implementation a multidisciplinary approach, encouraging teachers and students from different disciplines & faculties to participate.
Advances in ICTs are opening up new opportunities that impact teaching & learning (T&L) methods in Higher Education (HE). An increasing reliance on “blended models” combining elements of face to face & online modalities in different proportions is emerging, which subsequently have transformed the roles of teachers, students & universities.
Despite this wave of innovation over the last decade, many universities around the world are not yet ready for this change and not fully prepared for e-learning. For instance, traditional HE’s model in Latin America is still predominant: face to face learning represents 65% of its HE offer. InnovaT aims to modernise HE, enhancing innovation in T&L experiences by promoting the integration of new pedagogies and technologies in LA HEIs; equipping teachers and students with relevant skills for the digital transformation of HE and society worldwide.
Expected results & Impact envisaged:
Enhanced teaching capacities in innovative T&L pedagogies and digital skills by delivering training in blended model, combining face to face teacher training with MOOCs and E-learning;
Modernised technical infrastructure of LA HEIs by creating, equipping and putting in operation the InnovaT offices (Innovative Teaching offices): to offer state of art tools to develop digital learning content as well as counseling services on the topic of innovative T&L;
Increased HE-Enterprise cooperation and students learning experience by developing Pilot Classes with real projects with entrepreneurs, preparing the students for innovative thinking in “real life” contexts;
Greater awareness and reach of high-quality training material & publications by providing access to Open Educational Resources and E-Learning to the regional and international academic community;
Extended networks between Europe and Latin America, and among Latin American neighbor countries in the topic of teaching & learning innovation by organizing an open International E-Conference
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