DISCO VET

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Theproject aims to come up with a data structure of course and content typology based on current European and national standards and new research. The resulting grid of extra metatada enables a better mapping and manageability of their badges for VET, HE and CPD institutions. Based on the grid, an open source displayer will be developed, accompanied by a 30 hours course on open badges and DSCs targeted to the issuers and validators to support the implementation of the dislpayer platform in their institutions.

Project title: Digitaly Signed Credentials and Open Badges in VET and HE
Project No: 2020-1-HU01-KA202-078793
Project coordinator: Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (Hungary)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 24 moths (November 2020 – October 2022)
Project budget:
263 265EUR

Partners:

Intellectual Outputs:

  1. Report on the skills for open badges and digitally signed credentials in the new era;
  2. Development of open badge displayer;
  3. Development of the course on open badges;
  4. Lessons Learned Kit and DISCO platform user guide.

TEDS

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The project aims  to contribute to teacher education for sustainability (EduS) in different European countries.

Project title: TEDS – Teacher education for sustainability. Schools educating for sustainability: proposals for and from in-service teacher education
Project No:
2019-1-PT01-KA201-060830
Project web page:
http://teds.web.ua.pt/
Project coordinator: Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 months (September 2019 – August 2022)


Partners:

Outputs:

  1. Framework for EduS
  2. Report about of social representations of teachers and teacher educators on EduS
  3. Multimodal in-service teacher education programs
  4. Multimodal case studies
  5. Framework of in-service teacher education for EduS

DIGI-HE

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The project aims  to develop a self-reflection tool that will help European higher education institutions develop and enhance their strategic approaches for digitalisation.

Project title: DIGI-HE a Strategic Reflection Tool on Digitalisation at European Higher Education Institutions
Project No:
612897-EPP-1-2019-1-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
Project web page:
https://eua.eu/101-projects/772-digi-he.html
Project coordinator: European University Association (EUA)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 months (January 2020 – December 2023)
Project budget:
471,204.00 EUR


Partners:

Workpackage results:

  1. Survey on digitalisation at European HEIs.
  2. Report with results from desk research and survey.
  3. DIGI-HE technical tool – online platform (interactive tool).
  4. Guidelines for HEIs to use DIGI-HE.
  5. Online publication on the DIGI-HE experience.
  6. Awareness-raising webinars.

The development of a strategic planning and evaluation tool

VMU prepared an international project report

DIGI-HE Webinar series: A strategic reflection on digitalisation in higher education

ECCOE

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The project aims to support mobility in the European Higher Education Area by developing an “ECCOE-system” for the recognition of digital credentials. The main aim is to facilitate the endorsement and appropriation of open, online and flexible higher education. In support of this overarching objective, the project aims to increase trust in technology-enabled credentials among students, higher education institutions (HEIs) and employers.

Project title: ECCOE – European Credit Clearinghouse for Opening up Education
Project No: 2019-1-FR01-KA203-062951
Project web page: https://eccoe.eu
Project coordinator: Fondation UNIT (France)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 moths (September 2019 – August 2022)
Project budget:
449450 EUR


Partners:

Activities and outputs:

  1. Develop quality descriptors for courses, modules, MOOCs and groups of competences;
  2. Create and validate a Model Credit Recognition Agreement which will be available in 7 languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, LT, NL);
  3. Set up an online catalogue of over 60 disciplinary and transversal modules which have passed the selection criteria for cross-institution recognition;
  4. Design a system for technology-enabled credentials;
  5. Lay the ground for wider take-up via the ECCOE-system network and piloting, by producing and disseminating the supporting documentation that institutional stakeholders need.

National events will take place in the different partner Member States to disseminate the results and involve external stakeholders in ECCOE activities, with the support of public consultations, research papers, online resources and social media.

Expected impact:

  • Higher Education Institutions: efficiency, quality, transparency.
  • Learners: transparency, mobility, employability.
  • Teachers: objectivity of assessment, time-saving.
  • Employers: trust in qualifications.
  • Policy-makers: systemic vision of the conditions required for the take-up of digital credentials.

Other news:

Micro-Credentials

Credential Descriptor Open Peer Review

Open Education Week March 2-6

ECCOE kick-off meeting, Heilbronn

Meeting of project partners by video conferencing

EdDiCo

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The project aims to empower individual educators to transform and improve their teaching strategies and find the learning opportunities and resources suitable to acquire needed competences.

Project title: EdDiCo – Supporting the Development and Certification of the Digital Competences of Educators
Project No:
2019-1-DE01-KA203-005070
Project web: https://eddico.eu
Project coordinator: Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Heilbronn (Germany)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 moths (September 2019 – August 2022)
Project budget:
439 883 EUR

Partners:

Intellectual Outputs:

  1. Competence Meta-Model for Digital Educators;
  2. Learning Maturity Model for Digital Education Competence;
  3. Directory of Learning Opportunities and Educational Resources for Digital Education;
  4. Self-Assessment and Recommendation Tools for Digital Education.

EDEN 2020 Conference

MicroHE

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The project aims to provide the most comprehensive policy analysis yet conducted of the impact of modularisation, unbundling and micro-credentialing in European Higher Education.

Project title: MicroHE – Support Future Learning Excellence through Micro-Credentialing in Higher Education
Project No.: 590161-EPP-1-2017-DE-EPPKA3-PI-Forward
Project web page: https://microcredentials.eu/
Project coordinator: Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Contact person at VMU: A.Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 moths (December 2017 – November 2020)


Partners:

  1. Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  2. European Distance and E-Learning Network, United Kingdom
  3. Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
  4. Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  5. Knowledge Innovation Centre, Malta
  6. Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  7. Knowledge 4 All Foundation, United Kingdom

Project activities:

  • Gathering the state of the art in micro-credentialing in European Higher Education today, by organizing the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, surveying at least 70 institutions across the continent, with the aim of understanding the current level of provision, the types of micro-credentials offered and future trends in provision of micro-credentials.
  • Forecasting the impacts of continued modularisation of Higher Education on HE Institutions by using forward-scanning techniques, specifically through the use of DELPHI methodology.
  • Examining the adequacy of European recognition instruments for micro-credentials, in particular ECTS, the diploma supplement and qualification frameworks.
  • Proposing a ‘credit supplement’ to give detailed information about micro-credentials in a way compatible with ECTS, the diploma supplement and qualification frameworks.
  • Proposing a meta-data standard and developing an online clearinghouse to facilitate recognition, transfer and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.

Micro-Credentials

MicroHE Expert Panel Workshop

MicroHE conference in EDEN

VOCAL

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The project aims to foster the open collaboration of HE teachers and VET trainers to design online, open and collaborative learning activities for diverse target groups embedding digital, social, and intercultural competences.

Project title: Vocational Online Collaboration for Active Learning (VOCAL)
Project No.: 2016-1-HU01-KA202-022916
Project web page: http://www.vocalerasmus.eu
Project coordinator: Budapest University of Technology and Economics – BME
Contact person at VMU: A.Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 24 moths (November 1, 2016 – October 31, 2018)

Project partners:

  • Vytautas Magnus University – VMU, Lithuania
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics – BME, Hungary
  • Baden-Würtemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn – DHBW, Germany
  • Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto – UDEUSTO, Spain
  • Ogres Tehnikums – OT, Latvia
  • Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning – LieDM, Lithuania

In order to meet this aim, the partnership will develop training materials and organise face-to-face, week long training events where teachers and trainers will be able to

  • develop skills to digitalise quality learning resources, to design online collaborative learning activities embedding digital, social, and intercultural competence development, and to tutor international, intercultural diverse learner groups,
  • collaborate designing mutually online and open curriculum for diverse international learner groups, and
  • establish open educational practices for future references.

The project will enhance access to training for all through C-VET developing online and open curriculum and empowering teacher and trainer collaboration.

Related news:

Teachers training on 8-12 May 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania

Short – term joint staff training

Second short-term joint staff training in Heilbronn

Multiplier event “Collaboration for active learning”

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Multiplier event Collaboration for active learning

Meeting of VOCAL project partners in Riga

ReOPEN

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Project aim – to create instruments to develop validated OOL for recognition of prior and non-formal learning.

Project name: ReOPEN: Recognition of Valid and Open Learning
Project No.: 2016-1-LT01-KA202-023131
Project website: http://reopen.eu
Project coordinator: Vytautas Magnus University (http://vdu.lt)
Contact person VMU: A.Volungevičienė  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project duration:
24 moths (November 1, 2016 – October 31, 2018)

Project partners:

  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuaia
  • ONECO CONSULTING SL, Spain
  • ESCP Europe Wirtschafthochschule, Germany
  • Q21, Germany
  • University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre – SRCE, Croatia
  • European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), United Kingdom

Project results:

  • To design a platform for non-formal open learning curriculum (e.g. MOOC) development with learning validation and recognition instruments in place (learner credentials, digital badges, learning path recognition and assessment tools);
  • To train T&TT at C-VET organizations, companies, HE institutions and adult learning organizations to:
    a. design validated non-formal open learning curriculum (e.g. MOOC or other)
    b. apply of digital badges as a new form of digital credentialisation and tracking one’s learning path in non-formal open learning
    c. recognize non-formal open learning results in formal curricular;
  • To exploit the new platform and to design non-formal open learning courses for continuous professional staff developing applying learning recognition instruments for validated non-formal open learning;
  • To establish partnership for future collaboration for non-formal open learning recognition (reviewing curriculum in partner institutions and preparing information on potential recognition of open learning).

Related news:

ReOPEN project kick-off meting in Kaunas

ReOpen questionnaire on ICT platform requirements

Free training material for you!

3nd meeting in Seville, Spain. October 3-4, 2017

ReOPEN project short – term joint staff training week

ReOPEN multiplier event “Open Studies for Open Society”

Issues of open learning recognition in ReOPEN newsletter

Recognition of Valid and Open Learning (ReOPEN)

OEI2

Lifelong learning programme

The core mission of the project is to propose and critically, to validate new ways to organise the development process of courses and learning materials as well as practices. Thus, the project does not create great-impact on its own, but, by providing a proof-of-concept, should see greater impact after the end of its life, as institutions and teachers emulate its proposals.

Project title: Open Educational Ideas and Innovations (OEI2) – towards open idea and innovation sharing for learning, education and training
Project No. 539990-LLP-1-2013-1-FI-ERASMUS-EQMC
Project coordinator: University of Jyväskylä, Finland (https://www.jyu.fi/)
Contact person at VMU: A.Volungevičienė, airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 27 moths (November, 2013 – January, 2016)
Total cost: 533 555 €

Project partners:

  • University of Jyväskylä (JYU)
  • ESCP Europe Business School (ESCP)
  • UNational Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NSCR)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)
  • Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg (DHBW)
  • European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL) (Belgium)

VMPASS

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The aim of the project is  to increase inter-institutional recognition of virtual-mobility and Open Education based (OER/OCW) courses.

Project title: VMPASS – Implementing Recognition of Virtual Mobility and OER Learning through a Learning Passport
Project No. 540476-LLP-1-2013-1-UK-ERASMUS-EQMC
Project coordinator: University of Leicester, United Kingdom (http://www.le.ac.uk)
Contact person at VMU: E. Stonkutė egle.stonkute@vdu.lt
Project run: 27 moths (October, 2013 – December, 2015)
Total cost: 533 861 €

Project partner:

  • European Federation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQEL) (Belgium)
  • University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
  • Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, S.A. (Spain)
  • Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas (Lithuania)
  • Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University (Vokietija)
  • European Distance and E-Learning Network (United Kingdom)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (Belgium)
  • MENON Network EEIG (Belgium)

To achieve these aims we will:

  • Build on the results of the OERTest initiative by piloting, within a living lab, the use of a student-held learning passport to facilitate recognition & mobility
  • Plan, test and create a recognition-clearinghouse to support the verification and investigation of learning passports
  • Create a typology of quality systems used in VM and OER systems, to support the learning passports and recognition-clearinghouse
  • Engage in dialogue with multiple institutions around Europe so as to mainstream the use of the recognition tools created by the project