Activating Students in Online Classes
The project is implemented by three partners that are part of the European university Transform4Europe
The results of intellectual work in the Activating Students in Online Classes project have been completed. The aim of the project is to popularise the flipped classroom method, as well as to support remote learning with information and communication technology tools.
The project is co-financed under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships programme.
The project is implemented by three partners that are part of the European university Transform4Europe:
- University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
- Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania)
- Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
The methodological part of the project, containing tips on the proper implementation of e-learning principles based on methods coexisting with the flipped classroom approach. The study consists of 212 pages, of which 100 pages are occupied by an online tools catalogue containing a detailed description of the possibilities of their use along with tutorials. Task leader: University of Silesia in Katowice.
The partner responsible for the implementation of the task was Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.
The final general study has 20 pages, is supplemented with 18 detailed attachments and files with presentations, plans, projects, templates, links to recordings, etc. enabling the implementation of flipped classroom courses for trainers working with teachers, and later for teachers working with students. The study also includes a detailed programme of a 5-day training, which, starting from theoretical content, prepares for practical classes, during which teachers and trainers develop their own flipped classroom course tailored to their needs.
The flipped classroom methodology was used to create online demonstration courses on student activation in online classes in three areas – IT (Sofia University, Bulgaria), environmental protection (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania) and social transformation (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland ). Demo class courses are an example for other teachers meant to help them prepare their webinars. Task leader – Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski decided which university prepared a given demonstration course in the indicated area. Each university developed one scenario with professional video material, sharing other interactive resources.
In order to create the Book of Good Practices, a survey was carried out at each university to check which teachers teach classes using the flipped classroom method. Then, concepts for conducting classes in various disciplines of knowledge during 5 days of training for teachers were created. On the last day of the training, teachers from each national group presented their practices. In addition, after the training, all participants from the three partner institutions were asked to prepare a set of good practices. The leader of the task – Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski was responsible for the assessment and integration of materials.
After three training sessions for teachers as part of the implementation of Output I02, the participants developed guides that were used to create 30 scenarios (10 per partner) for Output IO5. Each of the partners also develops a film about them. The scenarios will be used for practical application in T4EU activities. Task leader – Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).