The purpose of the education and training program is to develop the participants’ use of digital tools in teaching and to raise the level of eLearning in the participating universities.
I organized training and held workshops at four DualAFS partner universities: Pristina UNI-PR and Mitrovica UIBM in Kosovo, Tirana AUT and Korca UNIKO in Albania.
The workshops discussed what opportunities online teaching offers for the development of higher education. Through practical exercises, the participants got to know a wide range of different online teaching tools. Moodle and hybrid teaching were the focus of special attention. Two universities have already acquired at least a hybrid class during the project, and other universities are planning to acquire it. The use of the hybrid class was demonstrated in the workshops.
The content of the workshops was similar at all universities, although it was also possible to participate in the workshops remotely. The network connection did not function smoothly at all universities. In addition, the purpose was to meet the participants face-to-face, so that in the future the contact work would be more effective remotely.
The eLearning presentations sparked a lot of discussion, and the practical exercises inspired the participants to try the online teaching tools in their own teaching as well, based on the feedback received.
A total of 60 participated in the eLearning workshops, of which 39 also completed the exercises included in the workshops. There was therefore an average of ten active participants per university.
There were participants from several different faculties, although DualAFS partners represent the food science or agriculture.
eLearning training continues in OpenEdu-Moodle and Zoom with monthly workshops, whose purpose is to give ideas for the use of online learning tools in their own teaching and to practice using them.