„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.
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.
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.