The International Workshop is organized by Politehnica University of Timișoara, through the ID / IFR and e-Learning Centre with the support of the Eden and IEEE associations, during the Open Education Week 2021.
Part of Online Together webinars
Almost a year after education across the world has faced one of the greatest challenges in history – the impossibility of taking courses traditionally in classrooms, education and online courses have become the only option to attend courses/ for courses over many months, or even half-yearly/ or even semesters.
Many teachers in schools and universities have struggled with the adjustment to working and teaching online, using applications, platforms, and work tools "overnight" for an indefinite period of educational “social distancing”.
In these conditions of uncertainty and in such a confusing period for many actors in the field of education, free access to knowledge, open education, open educational resources, and especially collaboration between individuals and institutions have become the "engine" of digital integration, and digital transformation, even into the most rigid and traditional education systems in the world.
How has the concept of open education actually contributed to improving the conditions for education during the pandemic?
What projects and approaches have been set in motion by universities, associations at local, national and European level?
How can we improve collaboration in universities, institutions, and the community to make the education process more efficient even in the most vulnerable demographic areas?
12 international speakers will try to answer these and many more questions through practical examples of using and integrating digital educational tools, online and mobile learning in formal and informal education, open research, how Blockchain technologies , but also virtual mobility and micro-credits can influence and contribute to the consolidation of education, but also the way in which open and digital terms are reflected in culture and creative fields.
2021 brings a highly diverse edition of speakers, with a very good gender balance, with young researchers full of enthusiasm but also teachers with years of experience behind them, with student opinions and the perspective of decision-makers, with guests from other universities in Timisoara as well as from the country, with many international guests presenting both the didactic and the organizational perspective, with diverse engineering fields, all accompanied by the obvious passion for open education.
We expect you on Wednesday, March 3 from 1 pm to 5:30 pm, online, in an interactive session, addressed to both teachers and students, but also to actors in the field of culture and creative fields, IT trainers, or human resources departments. All participants will receive the OEW UPT Workshop Open Badge.
13:00 –Opening/ Deschidere
13:05 – 13:20 Dr. Diana Andone, CeL director, Politehnica University of Timișoara - Open education and the impact on digital education ecosystem, collaboration between universities, schools, non-governmental organizations and professional associations / Educația deschisă și impactul în ecosistemul educației digitale, colaborarea dintre universități, școli, organizații neguvernamentale și asociații profesionale
13:20 – 13:50 Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University – Future Skills - Future Higher Education / Competențe viitoare – Învățământul superior viitor
13:50 – 14:10 Dr. Sandra Kučina Softić, EDEN President – EDEN and its contribution to Open Education / EDEN și contribuția la Educația Deschisă
14:10 – 14:30 Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy Unit & Alison Morrisroe, Policy and Project Officer, Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association (EUA) - Reflections on strategic approaches for digitally enhanced learning and teaching / Reflecții asupra abordărilor strategice pentru învățare și predare îmbunătățite digital
14:30 – 14:40 Prof.dr.ing. Radu Vasiu, President of the Senate of the Politehnica University of Timișoara - European Universities and the E³UDRES² project / Universități Europene și proiectul E³UDRES²
14:40 – 15:00 Prof. dr.ing. Adrian A. Adascăliței, Technical University "Gh.Asachi" of Iasi - Mixed / hybrid teaching / learning methods, implementation of online laboratories, use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and concepts related to MOOC courses in education programs for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) / – Metode mixte/hibride de predare/învățare, implementarea laboratoarelor online, utilizarea Resurselor Educaționale Deschise (OER) și concepte referitoare la cursuri MOOC în programe de educație pentru Științe, Tehnologie, Inginerie și Matematică (STEM )
15:00 – 15:20 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriela Grosseck , West University of Timișoara - Promoting creativity through the use of RED / – Promovarea creativității prin utilizarea RED
15:20 – 15:35 Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timișoara - Virtual mobility and micro-credits (Open Virtual Mobility, TalkTech, Open Badges) / Mobilități virtuale și micro-credite (Open Virtual Mobility, TalkTech, Open Badges)
15:35 – 15:55 Cengiz Hakan AYDIN, PhD, Full professor at Anadolu University of Turkey, steering committee member of OpenupEd and member of ICDE’s Advocacy Committee for OER & Șl.dr.ing. Vlad Mihăescu, Politehnica University of Timișoara - MODE-IT / MOOC type instructional technologies for university education – MODE-IT / Tehnologii instrucționale de tip MOOC pentru educația universitară
15:55 – 16:15 Prof.dr.ing. Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timişoara - Initiatives in Romania related to Blockchain in education/ Inițiative în România legate de Blockchain în educație
16:15 – 16:30 Șl.dr.ing. Silviu Vert, Politehnica University of Timișoara - Simulations & Virtual Labs – Towards Open Education / Simulări și laboratoare virtuale – Către educație deschisă
16:30 – 16:45 Șl.dr.ing. Andrei Ternauciuc, Politehnica University of Timișoara - Digital educational tools - UPT Virtual Campus / Unelte digital educaționale – Campus Virtual UPT
16:45 – 16:55 Alexandru Luca, the president of the Students' League from the Faculty of Automation and Computers from Timișoara - How can we take education outside the university benches? / Cum putem duce educația în afara băncilor universității?
16:55 – 17:05 Andrea Medrea, President of the ETcTi Faculty League – The effect of the social media on volunteer activities / Efectul mediului online asupra activităților de voluntariat
17:05 – 17:20 Conf. Dr. Ing. Roland Szabo, IEEE & RAS Member, EPS Advisor IEEE Student Chapter at the Politehnica University of Timișoara - RAS = Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE), EPS = Electronics Packaging Society (IEEE) – EPS IEEE Student Chapter at UPT / RAS = Societate de Robotică și Automatizari (IEEE), EPS = Societate de Ambalare Electronică (IEEE) – EPS IEEE Student Chapter la UPT
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