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Institutional Partnership: Implementing state-of-the-art didactics/ methods and research tools in academic teaching

English title Institutional Partnership: Implementing state-of-the-art didactics/ methods and research tools in academic teaching
Applicant Rapp Christian
Number 137406
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Zentrum für Didaktik und Neues Lernen School of Management and Law Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur
Institution of higher education Zurich University of Applied Sciences - ZHAW
Main discipline Educational science and Pedagogy
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014
Approved amount 211'250.00
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Keywords (3)

Didaktik; E-Learning; Neue Methoden

Lay Summary (German)

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Lay summary

Implementing state-of-the-art didactics/methods and research tools in academic teaching

Zusammenfassung

Das Internet, insbesondere das sogenannte „Mitmach-Web“,bietet enormes Potenzial für Forschung und Lehre: Immer mehr hochwertigeAngebote und Dienste sind hier inzwischen kostenfrei und weltweit verfügbar. Indiesem Projekt wollen wir dieses enorme Potenzial mit osteuropäischen Partnern erschließenund damit einen Beitrag zum Transformationsprozess leisten.

Hintergrund

Gut ausgebildete hoch motivierte junge Menschen prägen eineGesellschaft. Eine gute Ausbildung junger Hochschulabsolventen und -forscher istdaher unabdingbar. Nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion wurden die Bedingungen fürForschung und Lehre in vielen osteuropäischen Staaten jedoch zusehendsschwieriger. Der Anschluss an die internationale Forschungsgemeinde droht invielen Bereichen verloren zu gehen. Sprachbarrieren erschweren die Integration oftzusätzlich. Dozenten arbeiten zudem häufig unter schwierigen Bedingungen. Neuedidaktische Methoden, die sich an vielen Hochschulen im Ausland bereitsdurchgesetzt haben, sind häufig noch unbekannt. Für viele Absolventen ist eineKarriere in der freien Wirtschaft attraktiver als eine Hochschulkarriere.Schließlich liegt in vielen Ländern Osteuropas  der Anteil junger Leute, die neben ihrerBerufstätigkeit studieren, über 30 Prozent. Meist kennen diese Studierendennicht die Möglichkeiten, die ihnen die neuen Medien für ihr Studiumbieten. 

Gegenstand der Massnahme

Vor diesem Hintergrund sollen im Projekt für vierosteuropäische Partner aus Armenien, aus der Ukraine und aus Russland Werkzeugeund Know-how in drei Bereichen erschlossen werden:

        ·Internetbasierte „State of the Art“-Werkzeugefür die Forschungsarbeit und Forschungszusammenarbeit, vor allem in denBereichen wissenschaftliche Recherche und Wissensmanagement, Onlinepublikation,internationale Zusammenarbeit und Forschungsprojektmanagement.

        ·„State of the Art“-Didaktik und Methodik für dieHochschullehre, zum Beispiel projektbasierte kollaborative Formate als Ersatzoder als Ergänzung zu den noch weitverbreiteten Frontalformaten.

        ·Methoden und Werkzeuge, um dieTeilzeitstudierenden besser in den Hochschulbetrieb einzubinden, zum BeispielBlended-Learning-Szenarien, in denen sich Präsenzunterricht und virtuelleInteraktion ergänzen.

Die genannten Bereiche werden von den Partnern im Projektgemeinsam erarbeitet. Wir werden von- und miteinander lernen und von denStärken der Partner profitieren. Um die Nachhaltigkeit und die Verbreitung derWerkzeuge und des Know-hows zu sichern, nutzen wir einenTrain-the-Trainer-Ansatz: Mitarbeiter der Partnerinstitute werden in den dreigenannten Bereichen weitergebildet. Sie wenden das erworbene Wissen an, um esdann an ihre Kollegen weiterzugeben. Das unterstützende Informations- undSchulungsmaterial wird ihnen im Internet kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt.

 

 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
Actualization of Qualifications Frameworks Based on an Effective Feedback from Stakeholders (in Russian)
Aghgashyan Ruben, Margarov Gevorg, Mitrofanova Elena, Rapp Christian (2014), Actualization of Qualifications Frameworks Based on an Effective Feedback from Stakeholders (in Russian), in University Bulletin (SUM), (12), 111-118.
Information Support of the Development and Application of Qualifications Frameworks (in Russian)
Margarov Gevorg (2014), Information Support of the Development and Application of Qualifications Frameworks (in Russian), in University Bulletin (SUM), (19), 104-110.
Prospects of Modern Information Technologies in Education and Research
Margarov Gevorg (2014), Prospects of Modern Information Technologies in Education and Research, in Figus Alessandro (ed.), Eurilink, Rome, 69-76.
Инструментарий информационных технологий в образовании
Margarov Gevorg (2014), Инструментарий информационных технологий в образовании, Yerevan, Chapaget, Armenia.
Learning and Teaching Quality Enhancement Strategy - A case study from Armenia
Margarov Gevorg (2012), Learning and Teaching Quality Enhancement Strategy - A case study from Armenia, in INSPIRE XVII Education Matters, Tampere, Finland.
Non-Boring Advices for Students and Post-graduates How make a research
Fadeeva Lyuba, Styazhkina Elena (eds.) (2012), Non-Boring Advices for Students and Post-graduates How make a research.
Problems and perspectives of implementation of IT-methods in educational process at universities (online survey conducted with professors and instructors)
Zhurbina Natalia Yakushkina Elena, Problems and perspectives of implementation of IT-methods in educational process at universities (online survey conducted with professors and instructors), in Herald of Voronrzh State University, Voronezh.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Krok University, Department of Computer Sciences/ Youth Education Center Ukraine (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Ankara Distance Education Center Turkey (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
State Engineering University of Armenia Armenia (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Voronezh State University Russia (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Ukrainian Association for Management Development and Business Education Ukraine (Europe)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Technology to Build Educational Systems with Desired Properties” Talk given at a conference Master-Class “Creating and Demonstration Scalable Nonlinear Presentations in the Service Prezi” 27.11.2014 Moscow, Russia Margarov Gevorg;
IX International Scientific and Practical Conference “Modern information technologies and IT education” Talk given at a conference Security and privacy of educational applications of social services 14.11.2014 Moscow, Russia Margarov Gevorg;
ICDE International Conference. CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING. 25-26. Sept. 2014. Moscow Poster Implementing Teaching Innovations in Eastern European Universities - Resources Developed and Experiences of Two Medium Sized EU/ Swiss National Science Foundation Projects 25.09.2014 Moscow, Russia Shykova Elena; Rapp Christian; Margarov Gevorg; Zhurbina Natalia;
International Seminar “Modern Information Technology in Education” Talk given at a conference A Tool-Kit Helping Instructors Utilizing Social Media in Higher Education 24.09.2014 Moscow, Russia Rapp Christian;
International Seminar “Modern Information Technology in Education” Talk given at a conference Prospects of Using Information Technology Software and Hardware Tools in Education 24.09.2014 Moscow, Russia Margarov Gevorg;
University of Koblenz-Landau Summer Academy 2014 Talk given at a conference Information Technology Software and Hardware Tools in Education 07.07.2014 Koblenz, Germany Margarov Gevorg;
V All-Russian Inter-university Personnel Forum “Innovative Management of the Personnel” Talk given at a conference Master-Class “Modern Hardware Solutions and Cloud Tools to Eensure the Quality of Educational Activities” 21.05.2014 Moscow, Russia Margarov Gevorg;
Webinar at SWITCH.ch Individual talk Social Media for Education: Prototype Presentation and Testing 20.03.2014 Zurich, Switzerland Rapp Christian;
Research Policy Management and Strategies for International Cooperation, IAU program Leadership for Higher Education Reform (LEADHER), European Humanities University Vilnius. Talk given at a conference Experiences and best practices of transnational (Western/ Eastern Europe) research project management based on EU Era.NET RUS and Swiss National Funds Scopes) 07.11.2013 Vilnius , Lithuania Rapp Christian;
University of Koblenz-Landau Summer Academy 2013 Talk given at a conference IT in Education 01.07.2013 Koblenz, Germany Margarov Gevorg;
Actual Problems of ICT specialists' training Talk given at a conference Problems of Introducing ICT in Education and Research (in Russian) 16.05.2013 Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine Margarov Gevorg;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
International workshop " Client-oriented innovative technologies in modern higher education" 09.12.2014 Kyiv, Ukraine
Lecture “Cloud Tools for Realization the quality Improvement of Educational Process” 24.09.2014 Moscow , Russia
Lecture “E-Learning education: pro and contra” 18.09.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Lecture “Competence approach in higher education” 19.08.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Presentation to University administration on results of the survey 15.07.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Lecture “Modern Technical Solutions and Cloud Tools to Ensure the Quality of Training Activities” 30.06.2014 Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Seminar “Creating and Demonstration Scalable Nonlinear Presentations with Prezi” 30.06.2014 Dzershinsk , Russia
"Online Teaching and Leaning in Higher Education" 05.06.2014 Vilnius, Lithuania
Master-Class “Creating and Demonstration Scalable Nonlinear Presentations in Prezi Service” 20.05.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Lecture “Modern Technical Solutions and Cloud Tools to Ensure the Quality of Training Activities” 19.05.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Seminar “Creating and Demonstration Scalable Nonlinear Presentations when Prezi” 16.05.2014 Samara, Russia
Lecture “Modern Technical Solutions and Cloud Tools to Ensure the Quality of Training Activities” 15.05.2014 Samara, Russia
Master-Class “Creation and Demonstration of Presentations in the Cloud Service Prezi” 20.02.2014 Yerevan, Armenia
Workshop on quality assurance in teaching and accreditation policies 09.01.2014 Winterthur, Switzerland
Workshop E-learning didactics and implementation in Higher Education in Ukraine 10.06.2013 Kiev, Ukraine
Round table discussion “Modern education problems in Russia” 19.04.2013 Voronezh, Russia
Workshop "Teaching innovations" 15.04.2013 Kyiv, Ukraine
Workshop e-Week "Supporting the Student Lifecycle through e-Learning" 18.06.2012 Winthertur, Switzerland
Workshop “Modern Technical Achievements to Ensure the Quality of Academic Activities” 18.04.2012 Yerevan, Armenia

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
e-Tutor course 09.10.2014 Ankara, Turkey Rapp Christian; Shykova Elena; Zhurbina Natalia;
Technological Entrepreneurship Summer Camp 01.08.2013 Tsaghkadzor, Armenia Margarov Gevorg;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
e-Learning extension courses for KROK employees 20.10.2014 Kyiv, Ukraine
Presentation for VSU teachers “An Introduction to e-Learning” 22.05.2014 Voronezh, Russia
Practical Demonstration of the New Educational Equipment 23.09.2013 Yerevan, Armenia
Seminar for VSU teachers “Innovative teaching methods at the university” 23.05.2013 Voronezh, Russia
Seminar for KROK teachers on the results of the Workshop on teaching innovations 14.05.2013 Kyiv, Ukraine
e-Learning extension courses 13.05.2013 Kyiv, Ukraine
Workshop “Modern technical achievements to ensure the quality of academic activities” 12.04.2013 Vanadzor , Armenia
Workshop “Public Cloud Services in Education and Scientific Research” for young scientists 12.03.2013 Yerevan, Armenia
Workshop “Public Cloud Services in Education and Scientific Research” for teachers 07.02.2013 Yerevan, Armenia
Workshop “Public Cloud Services in Education and Scientific Research” for administrators 15.01.2013 Yerevan, Armenia
Workshop “Collaborative project management in TeamLab environment" 11.12.2012 Yerevan, Armenia
Workshop “Creating presentations with online tools (Prezi, PrezentIt)" 18.09.2012 Yerevan, Armenia
Presentation for heads of departments on how to use IT in academic process 04.06.2012 Kyiv, Ukraine
Presentation to University administration on possibilities of modern information technologies in academic process and mutual work 14.05.2012 Kyiv, Ukraine
Workshop “Modern technical achievements to ensure the quality of academic activities" 10.04.2012 Yerevan, Armenia

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media E-Learning - education within arm's reach osvita.ua International 2014
Talks/events/exhibitions Interviewing KROK students on usage of e-learning International 2014
Media relations: print media, online media How to get a diploma just sitting at computer Komsomolskaja Pravda v Ukraine International 2013
Media relations: print media, online media Сorrespondence education and e-learning: education for busy and independent people Komsomolskaja Pravda v Ukraine International 2013
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) e-Learning portal of KROK University International 2012
Talks/events/exhibitions Exhibition International German-speaking Switzerland 2012
Talks/events/exhibitions Experimental e-learning lecture International 2012
Talks/events/exhibitions Interviewing KROK students on problems arising while working on scientific papers International 2012
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Website mit Lehrmaterial in russischer Sprache International 2012

Use-inspired outputs


Start-ups

Name Year
e-learning center at KROK University (with e-learning lab) 2012

Abstract

While having made progress, the states of the former Soviet Union still have to go through a painful transition period. The world economic crisis has aggravated a lot of the problems. We believe that one key factor for managing transition successfully is a highly skilled workforce, in particular, highly qualified graduates and (young) researchers. Based on personal experience of working in Eastern Europe; previous joint projects with some of the proposed partners, and two meetings, the project partners have identified various problems in the academic training of students and young researchers. These problems often stand in the way of students and young researchers achieving excellence. As a further consequence, young scientists often do not reap the true benefits of actively participating and being rooted in the international science community. The higher education system still has not shaken off its Soviet heritage. Some of the resulting problems are as follows: -state-of-the-art teaching methods that activate students and stimulate interest in research are not known/used-state-of-the-art electronic tools for research (for retrieving high-quality scientific information, scientific collaboration, publishing etc.) are often unknown.-the potential of electronic assistance in teaching (various forms of E-learning) is often unknown/ not used, which is especially harmful as the percentage of part-time students at the partners’ universities ranges between 30 and 50%. Consequently, the project aims at improving teaching performance at the partners’ institutes in three areas:1.Learn, use and implement state-of-the-art tools for scientific work.2.Learn, use and implement state-of-the-art didactics and methods.3.Learn, use and implement basic concepts/ tools in the area of E-learning and new media to be applied in the teaching of the part-time students.A bottom-up train-the-trainer approach will be used (together with publications and various other small steps to be taken) to disseminate the project at the partner’s universities and further. All material needed will be publicly accessible online in the Russian language. The approach takes into account, in certain areas, the limited resources of the partners and their students which is why most of the electronic resources that will be used are free of charge and need only minimal technical requirements (e.g. small bandwidth). The project primarily aims at improving the skills of graduates und young scientists. Consequently, it will be carried out primarily by young scientists. The young scientists should gain experience during the project and connect with other scientists in Eastern and Western Europe. The senior scientists will benefit too and provide coaching to their young scientists and, when necessary, help them to cope with problems that arise. In addition, an overlap in research interests among the applicant and the partners allows for synergies and future joint projects.
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