Removing teachers‘ doubts about technology with #Teaching2030!

“I have no time for that, it is so complicated and no one assists” is an often heard but false prejudice when it comes to technology in teaching. At the 14th annual conference INTED in Valencia from March 2nd to 4th on educational technologies Petra Hauptfeld argued in favor for digital instruction by providing teachers with easy e-learning exercises, room for self-paced learning and institutional recognition – like demonstrated in the blended learning course #Teaching2030.

Finalising the iLab in Assisi

The University of Perugia hosted the final meeting in Assisi from December 9th to 12th 2019. Located near the famous Basilica San Francesco, it was an impressive place to end a project. The meeting was dedicated to the finalization of the working manuals for the iLab. Each university presented their iLab regarding the contents of the five chapters and agreed on layout issues. The results of the online testing of the cBook were presented in short as well as minor changes deriving from the testing.  Moreover, the project team discussed all requirements concerning the teacher training assessment of the course #Teaching2030 (lesson plans, assessment criteria, profile of the assessors) and distributed the tasks for writing the assessment manual.  The University perfectly organized the meeting, also inviting the major of Assisi, Stefania Proietti, who stressed the importance of international collaboration.

Exploring new learning spaces with #Teaching2030!

„Space, the final frontier“ – by quoting James T. Kirk Petra Hauptfeld from the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland chaired the session on „next generation classroom & learning space design“ at the 11th annual EDULEARN conference in Palma from July 1st to 3rd on educational technologies. In her presentation, she highlighted the importance of exploring new ways in education with the blended learning course #teaching2030.

Carla Ruiz from the University of Valencia also focused in her presentation on the need of overcoming technological hurdles in the classroom on the one hand and fostering personal factors and communication skills on the other hand within the blended-learning format of #teaching2030. Only when combined in a way well thought-off, teachers can adopt new roles in class.

Finalising the cBook in Opatija

The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija hosted the 2nd interim meeting of the project teaching2030 from 16th to 18th May 2019. Located at the seaside in Istria, the university provided a scenery to present the final versions of the online course in the cBook format. Mutual feedback was given in order to standardise the final implementation. Related to this standardisation, the project team also discussed the working manuals for the iLab, the two-day on-site training for each of the eight modules. The implementation of the online-testing of the cBook, including the questions for the survey, was an essential topic of the project meeting as well. Moreover, dissemination issues were agreed on. The meeting ended with a guided tour through the beautiful center of the old spa town Opatija and a get-together in the evening.

Moving on with #Teaching 2030 in Valencia

The 1st interim meeting was held at the University of Valencia, Faculty of Economics, from 25th to 27th June 2018. Each partner university presented the respective module, capturing feedback for the final implementation of the online course (cBook). Moreover, the teaser video, designed by Create and the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, was ready for dissemination.  Short introduction videos for each module, recorded with the two storytellers Lucia and Marko, highlighted the importance of future teaching skills. Create conducted a short workshop on the technical implementation of the cBook, alongside with features concerning layout and style. The project team also discussed first approaches to the iLab, the two-day on-site training for each module. The project team enjoyed the professional hosting and workflow of the meeting in the vibrant city of Valencia.

Presentation of #teaching2030 at ICERI Seville

#teaching2030 was presented at the 2017 International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) that was held in Seville in November 2017. ICERI was an ideal platform to promote the project. Petra Hauptfeld from the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland opened the conference session ‘Professional development of teachers’ with her presentation ‘Reinventing educational careers in the future – how teachers will perform in the next decade’.

Promoting #teaching2030 at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland

The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland has promoted the start of the project with various actions to make it visible to teachers, colleagues and stakeholders right from the beginning. You will find a description of the project on the research site:

In October 2017, a press release was published online, describing a student project that serves as a basis for #teaching2030. A group of students did research on the attitudes and skills that are necessary for teachers in the future. According to students’ findings, teachers should

  • be patient and have a good sense of humour
  • promote independent learning while providing guidance at the same time
  • always contextualize content
  • give students a chance to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice
  • give feedback to challenge students’ views and perceptions
  • organise excursions and (field) trips
  • use a variety of tools in their teaching
  • apply innovative teaching methods instead of traditional ones

Many thanks to the group for providing these results that will be used as a basis for #teaching2030.

Please find a more detailed description of this project in the following blog entry:

Starting with #teaching2030 in Maribor

The University of Applied Sciences as coordinating institution presented the project at the kick-off meeting in Maribor, held from 28th to 30th September 2017. It took place at the University of Maribor and was organised by the Department of International Economics and Business. On the first day, the team discussed questions related to project management; on the second day, the consortium focused on how to structure and design the online course (cBook). Create mediadesign, a company specialized in e-learning technology development, provided the tools and templates for developing the content of the web-based training. On Saturday, the communication tools the project partners intended to use were tested. In the afternoon the Faculty organised a get-together in a relaxed atmosphere, concluding the meeting at a winery located in the beautiful surroundings of Maribor.