Online Kick-off Meeting Held - TEACH4EDU4
On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics participated in the kick-off meeting of the international strategic project in higher education titled TEACH4EDU4 - Accelerating the transition to Edu 4.0 in HEIs. The meeting was hosted by the project coordinator - the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) of the University of Zagreb. The 30-month project is funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Commission in the total amount of 296,845.00 euros.
The goal of this extremely important project is to advance higher education in the fast-growing field of computer sciences, in order to enable the teaching in line with the modern innovative world trends in hybrid and international environments and the needs of Industry 4.0.
Although the first meeting had to be held online, the partners managed to achieve the goal of getting to know the teams involved and to make the initial coordination of the activities and expected results that will enable them to explore, teach and implement the changes described as project objectives.
In addition to the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, the partners of this project include the leading European universities in the field of computer science and related sciences and educational sciences: Faculty of Organization and Informatics (coordinator) of the University of Zagreb (Croatia), The Open University (the United Kingdom), University of Belgrade (Serbia), Tallinn University (Estonia), Universita Degli Studi Dell'Aquila (Italy), and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
During the project, the partners will jointly work on 5 main results and will start by creating a catalogue of innovative teaching methods and related skills in line with the needs of Industry 4.0, which will be coordinated by experts from the Open University (UK).
The contribution of the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics in this project includes the development of the Partnership Manifesto – Transferability of the developed learning design models. It means, we will coordinate the transfer of knowledge, experience to strengthen and broaden the project results beyond the project lifetime as well as to enable the transferability to other partnerships and domains.
One of the biggest expected impacts of the project will be that on higher education teachers and students from partner institutions who will gain valuable domain knowledge and unique experience of working and learning in international teams and the online environment through practical work in international online joint classrooms designed within this project.