The event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, and will be conducted at Aix-Marseille Université, France and online via Zoom.
We are delighted to extend an invitation to you for an upcoming academic event showcasing the preliminary results of the EdViCon ERASMUS project. This project, officially known as Portable Video Conferencing Toolkits and Online Applications for Engaging Learning Experience Design in Higher Education Classroom, has been underway since 2022 and is scheduled to conclude in three years. The collaboration involves seven universities and two private organizations from different parts of the world, namely:
- Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
- An-Najah National University (ANNU), Palestine
- Mae Fah Luang University (MFU), Thailand
- EdTech Denmark, Denmark
- Universiti of Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
- uQualio ApS, Denmark
- Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
- University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Bangladesh
To ensure your participation, kindly register using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/zvkK4JWmjW. Once registered, you will receive a calendar invitation containing the Zoom link for easy access to the event. Deadline for registration: 26 June, 2023.
We have planned two engaging activities for the day, each focusing on different aspects of the project. The schedule is as follows:
- Preliminary Result Presentation from All 7 University Partners Time: 09:10 – 11:10 (European Time)
- Presentation and Discussion with Henrik Bang-Andersen, Higher Education Segment Lead at Microsoft, Copenhagen, Denmark
Topic: Engaging Students during Live Online Teaching with Microsoft Teams Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (European Time)
Please note that the provided timings are in European time. The calendar invitation will automatically adjust the timing according to your timezone.
EdViCon aims to revolutionize online teaching and learning by creating an environment that fosters interaction and engagement comparable to traditional teaching settings. The project focuses on developing educational materials, utilizing portable video conferencing systems, and incorporating pedagogical designs with online tools. Additionally, a digital competence matrix will be established to categorize skills from different perspectives, namely the technology-centered view, behaviorist view, constructivist view and social interaction view. The resulting questionnaires based on the competence matrix will serve as a personal development tool to identify skills gaps and mismatches, which can be bridged through open-access educational materials provided by the project.
The three main topics addressed by EdViCon are as follows:
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Digital content, technologies, and practices
- Digital skills and competencies
The motivation behind EdViCon stems from the challenges faced during the sudden shift to online teaching caused by the COVID pandemic. Participants, including students and educators, have highlighted issues related to engagement, participation, and technical difficulties in different cultures and contexts. Recognizing the need for comprehensive solutions, EdViCon seeks to redesign online teaching to accommodate the diverse teaching and learning styles across various disciplines.
The objective of EdViCon is to facilitate and promote an educational experience that utilizes portable video conferencing setups for both online and blended learning and teaching. By considering the pedagogical needs of different settings such as classrooms, studios, and laboratories, the project aims to foster digital readiness, resilience, and capacity. The project will contribute to the digital transformation of the higher education sector by promoting innovative learning and teaching practices.
We eagerly look forward to your participation in this academic event and the valuable insights you can contribute to the EdViCon ERASMUS project.