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ACTIVATING STUDENTS IN ONLINE CLASSES

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Project description

The main objective of the Project is to activate students participating in online classes.

The Project is a response to the need of academic teachers for knowledge in the field of online didactics, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Research conducted at universities has shown that although most teachers can quickly acquire the technical skills to work with online tools, the problem was the absence of knowledge on the methodology of online classes. It emerged that transferring academic classes to the virtual network resulted in significantly lower student activity than during traditional meetings. We hope that the Project will improve teachers’ abilities, e.g. in the area of didactic and digital competences, skills in using innovative digital tools.

The aim of the Project is to disseminate the flipped classroom method as well as to support distance learning with ICT tools. Many devices are known in didactics, but until now rarely used in online classes. The use of such tools as Mentimeter, Padlet, LearningApps, Genially will allow not only to give the classes an attractive form but also be a suitable method of activating students. Gamification of classes is also an important element. The results of the Project are expected to help academic teachers in their online classes, providing them with methods, tools and opportunities to improve their skills and build a new standard of teaching.

The flipped classroom approach is currently being designed and tested at three universities (Silesian University in Katowice, Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and Sofia University), but will also be presented to our partners from Transform4Europe European University – T4E.

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Project target group

The Project’s main stakeholders are academic teachers working at the above-mentioned universities. They are associated with different scientific disciplines, teach in different fields of study and have different levels of teaching experience. A broader group of stakeholders are researchers working at all T4E Universities, who will have the opportunity to learn and implement our e-methodology based on the flipped classroom method.

The third level of beneficiaries are students who will attend innovative online classes.

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Intellectual Outputs

The aim of the Project is to have a positive impact on the quality of teaching in the universities that are part of T4E as well as in other universities in our region. The results of the Project will also be presented to teachers at lower levels of education, who often benefit from the support of the University in this area. Therefore, the methods developed in the Project can be applied in primary and secondary schools.

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Teacher training material – general information
Teacher training material
 
The concept of the teacher training material
Concept of teacher training material
 
Unit 1. Introduction to a flipped classroom methodology
Unit 1.1 Key features of a flipped classroom e-methodology
Unit 1.2 Defining learning outcomes
 
Unit 2. Guidance on flipping your course
Unit 2.1 Guidance on organisation and assignment planning in FC
Unit 2.2 Guidance on choosing online tools
Unit 2.3. Assessment Strategies for Flipped Classroom
 
Unit 3. Peculiarities of flipping the class
Unit 3.1 OER, ethical and legal issues
Unit 3.2 Guidelines on how to use demo scenarios
Unit 3.2.1. Demo scenario “The EU in numbers. Aging of Polish society”
Unit 3.2.2. Best Practice_Maria Metodieva_Sofia Uni
Unit 3.2.3. Best practice_Lid King and Nikolina Tsvetkova_Sofia Uni
Unit 3.2.4. Best Practice_Giedre Tamoliune_VMU
Unit 3.3. Flipped Classroom course templates for different virtual learning environments (Moodle, MsTeams):
Unit 3.3. 1_Active Class _FCMoodle template_VMU
Unit 3.3. 2_Active Class _FCMoodle template_SU
Unit 3.3 3_Active Class _FC MS Teams template_USil
 
Unit 4. Quality assurance of the prepared online course
Unit 4_Quality assurance of the prepared online courses
Unit 4 Questionnaire for a course assessment
 
Annexes
Annex 1_Lesson plan
Annex 2_Template of a course study guide for students
Annex 3_Description of assignments
Annex 4. Frequently asked questions

DEMO SCENARIO IN USING THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM APPROACH

DEMO SCENARIO The EU in numbers. Facts about demographics

Demo scenarios. Aging of Polish society

TEMPLATE FOR DEMO SCENARIOS IN USING THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM APPROACH

Project partners

The Project is implemented by the three partners forming the European University “Transform4Europe”:

  • University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
  • Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)

The project leader is the University of Silesia in Katowice.

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Contact

Team of the University of Silesia in Katowice:

  • Project Manager: Dr Renata Jankowska, Prof. UŚ (renata.jankowska@us.edu.pl)
  • Project Administrative Coordinator: Dr Małgorzata Gwadera (malgorzata.gwadera@us.edu.pl)
  • Administrative Assistant: Paweł Ziegler (pawel.ziegler@us.edu.pl)
  • Financial Assistant: Dr Emilia Rekosz-Cebula (emilia.rekosz-cebula@us.edu.pl)

Team of the Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas:

Team of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)

Project email address: activeclass@us.edu.pl

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Project financed by the European Union from the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnerships Program

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ACTIVATING STUDENTS IN ONLINE CLASSES

News

Project description

The main objective of the Project is to activate students participating in online classes.

The Project is a response to the need of academic teachers for knowledge in the field of online didactics, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Research conducted at universities has shown that although most teachers can quickly acquire the technical skills to work with online tools, the problem was the absence of knowledge on the methodology of online classes. It emerged that transferring academic classes to the virtual network resulted in significantly lower student activity than during traditional meetings. We hope that the Project will improve teachers’ abilities, e.g. in the area of didactic and digital competences, skills in using innovative digital tools.

The aim of the Project is to disseminate the flipped classroom method as well as to support distance learning with ICT tools. Many devices are known in didactics, but until now rarely used in online classes. The use of such tools as Mentimeter, Padlet, LearningApps, Genially will allow not only to give the classes an attractive form but also be a suitable method of activating students. Gamification of classes is also an important element. The results of the Project are expected to help academic teachers in their online classes, providing them with methods, tools and opportunities to improve their skills and build a new standard of teaching.

The flipped classroom approach is currently being designed and tested at three universities (Silesian University in Katowice, Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and Sofia University), but will also be presented to our partners from Transform4Europe European University – T4E.

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Project target group

The Project’s main stakeholders are academic teachers working at the above-mentioned universities. They are associated with different scientific disciplines, teach in different fields of study and have different levels of teaching experience. A broader group of stakeholders are researchers working at all T4E Universities, who will have the opportunity to learn and implement our e-methodology based on the flipped classroom method.

The third level of beneficiaries are students who will attend innovative online classes.

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Intellectual Outputs

The aim of the Project is to have a positive impact on the quality of teaching in the universities that are part of T4E as well as in other universities in our region. The results of the Project will also be presented to teachers at lower levels of education, who often benefit from the support of the University in this area. Therefore, the methods developed in the Project can be applied in primary and secondary schools.

img

Teacher training material – general information
 
 
The concept of the teacher training material
Concept of teacher training material
 
Unit 1. Introduction to a flipped classroom methodology
Unit 1.1 Key features of a flipped classroom e-methodology
Unit 1.2 Defining learning outcomes
 
Unit 2. Guidance on flipping your course
Unit 2.1 Guidance on organisation and assignment planning in FC
Unit 2.2 Guidance on choosing online tools
Unit 2.3. Assessment Strategies for Flipped Classroom
 
Unit 3. Peculiarities of flipping the class
Unit 3.1 OER, ethical and legal issues
Unit 3.2 Guidelines on how to use demo scenarios
Unit 3.2.1. Demo scenario “The EU in numbers. Aging of Polish society”
Unit 3.2 Best Practice_Maria Metodieva_Sofia Uni
Unit 3.2 Best practice_Lid King and Nikolina Tsvetkova_Sofia Uni
Unit 3.2 Best Practice_Giedre Tamoliune_VMU
 
Unit 3.3. Flipped Classroom course templates for different virtual learning environments (Moodle, MsTeams):
Unit 3.3. 1_Active Class _FCMoodle template_VMU
Unit 3.3. 2_Active Class _FCMoodle template_SU
Unit 3.3 3_Active Class _FC MS Teams template_USil
 
Unit 4. Quality assurance of the prepared online course
Unit 4_Quality assurance of the prepared online courses
Unit 4 Questionnaire for a course assessment
 
Annexes
Annex 1_Lesson plan
Annex 2_Template of a course study guide for students
Annex 3_Description of assignments
Annex 4. Frequently asked questions

DEMO SCENARIO IN USING THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM APPROACH

DEMO SCENARIO The EU in numbers. Facts about demographics

Demo scenarios. Aging of Polish society

TEMPLATE FOR DEMO SCENARIOS IN USING THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM APPROACH

Project partners

The Project is implemented by the three partners forming the European University “Transform4Europe”:

  • University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
  • Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)

The project leader is the University of Silesia in Katowice.

                             Obraz znaleziony dla: sofia university logo

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Contact

Team of the University of Silesia in Katowice:

  • Project Manager: Dr Renata Jankowska, Prof. UŚ (renata.jankowska@us.edu.pl)
  • Project Administrative Coordinator: Dr Małgorzata Gwadera (malgorzata.gwadera@us.edu.pl)
  • Administrative Assistant: Paweł Ziegler (pawel.ziegler@us.edu.pl)
  • Financial Assistant: Dr Emilia Rekosz-Cebula (emilia.rekosz-cebula@us.edu.pl)

Team of the Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas:

Team of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)

Project email address: activeclass@us.edu.pl

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Project financed by the European Union from the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnerships Program

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