Monitoring Visit of the IESED project, 11-12 December 2019

MONITORING VISIT

Date: 11 – 12 December 2019

Place: Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Minsk, Belarus

Schedule:

11 December12 December
BSPU: from 9 to 11 a.m.BSUIR: from 9 to 11 a.m.
PIMB: from 11 to 1 p.m.VSTU: from 11 to 1 p.m.
SB BSU: from 2 to 4 p.m.General meeting: from 2 to 4 p.m.

Checklist:  

  • Completion of preparation of the new course teaching materials in Russian by teachers of Belarus HEIs, taking into account experts‘ comments, and uploading them on MOODLE until 10 November, 2019.
  • Theory of teaching materials for the new course of 3 credits should be not less than 40 pages (not including diagrammes, tasks, etc.). The  presentations of new courses in PPP format, tasks for students, tests, example questions and video films must be provided in English. The logo of the project is a must on all teaching materaials.
  • Translation of teaching materials into English and uploading them on MOODLE and preparation of the variant of teaching materials to be uploaded on EC portal are scheduled for 10 December, 2019. (Hopefully you have used all funding allocated for the translations. The procedure of returning the funding to EC is very complicated.)
  • Filling in the Learning Material Evaluation Form and sending it toAK experts by teachers of Belarus HEIs until 10 December, 2019.
  • Evaluation of the new courses materials by AK experts – until 20 December, 2019.
  • BSPU and BSUIR are due to purchase new equipment by December and test the new courses on it – until 20 December, 2019.
  • Speakers of the IESED project final conference, held on 7 – 10 October, must upload their presentations on the IESED Project Google drive.
  • Institutional information on the project website at  http://iesed.akolegija.lt/ should be updated
  • Internal Audit Control Trail
  • Minutes of Local Meetings (one /quarter)
  • Documents of public procurement
  • Time sheets and Joint declarations
  • Travel documents
  • Course confirmation letter (original)
  • Report on implementation of Sustainability Plan: awareness raising, dissemination, sustainability and exploitation of the project results (i.e. planned employability of students, meetings with stakeholders and businesses, agreements with business companies, etc.)
  • Missing Quarterly and Progress reports
  • Budget report
  • Delivery of dissemination materials to partner institutions. (The table with the distribution plan confirmed in June meeting in Lille is attached)  

Reminder: the end of the IESED project is 14 January 2020.

 Co–funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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International scientific and practical online conference “Didactics of the network lesson”

14–15 November, 2019, the 3rd international scientific and practical online conference “Didactics of the network lesson” was held at the Belarusian State Pedagogical University as part of the international scientific symposium “Continuing teacher education – the guarantor of the future”, dedicated to the 105-year-old university.

The following leading speakers took part in the plenary discussion, which was dedicated to issues of international cooperation in the field of distance and online learning:

Povilaitis Vladas, Director of the Baltic Regional Center of Competence in Online Learning Office of the Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor ща Baltic Federal University named after I. Kant (Kaliningrad, Russian Federation) with a report on the „Basics of the development of MOOCs for the Stepik educational platform“;

Kankevichiene Lina, IESED project manager, assistant professor of information technology at the University of Applied Sciences, doctor of social sciences, associate professor (Alytus, Republic of Lithuania) presented a report on the topic “Cooperation in the development of electronic courses in the framework of the Erasmus+  project”;

Minich Oksana, Head of the Center for the Development of Information Technologies at BSPU, candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor, head of the IESED project working group at BSPU with a report “Formation of ecosystems of a digital pedagogical university to prepare a modern teacher”.

Also at the meeting, the results were summed up of the competition for the best scientific and educational video on a school subject or educational disciplines of the system of continuous pedagogical education held within the framework of the conference.

15 November, two events aimed at improving the efficiency of the educational process took place at the conference „Didactics of the network lesson“: the methodological seminar „The Moodle Distance Learning System in Education“ and the Festival of Pedagogical Ideas, at which the Belarusian State Pedagogical University teachers presented their best electronic training complex and interactive courses.  Were presented on the Festival two distance learning courses developed as part of the implementation of the IESED project: “Professional English” (V. Musienko) and “Psychology of Information Perception” (E. Pogodina).

Agenda

Presentation about the project „Collaboration of universities in the development of joint electronic courses in the framework of the Erasmus + project“ International conference 2019, Minsk. Project manager Lina Kankeviciene

Presentation of E-learning course „English for Specific Purposes“

Introduction of E-learning course “ IT technologies In Education“ EN

Introduction of E-learning course “ It technologies In Education“ RU

Introduction of E-learning course “ Team-building“ EN

Introduction of E-learning course “ Team-building“ RU

Introduction of E-learning course Psychology of information perception“ RU

Introduction of E-learning course „Operating Systems“ RU

Introduction of E-learning course Technology of pedagogical interaction network EN

Introduction of E-learning course Technology of pedagogical interaction network RU

Information about the project on  official Facebook page of National Erasmus + office in Belarus

More information: https://ict-minich.blogspot.com/2019/12/blog-post.html

Final Conference of the IESED project

The results of the IESED project were presented during the final conference on 8-9 October at BSPU (Belarus). The conference was attended by the representatives of 9 project partner institutions (5 HEIs from Belarus and 4 HEIs from Lithuania, France, Poland and the UK), as well as business representatives and stakeholders.

A unified ICT Specialist Profile, created in the IESED project partnership, was designed to support the development of the goals and objectives for the upgraded curricula and programs under which teachers, managers and study coordinators were trained. As the result of the project, 5 study programmes were upgraded and 25 new study course descriptions and electronic courses were created in the Russian and English languages.

Agenda

[Slide-show of final conference of Erasmus+ . Day#1]

Management Group meeting at the partner institution University of Lille, 4-5 June 2019

On 4-5 June 2019 Management Group meeting of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme project Innovative ICT Education for Social-Economic Development (IESED) No 574283-EPP-1-2016-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP was held in the partner institution IUT A, University of Lille, Lille, France. Discussions on the aspects of the project implementation by partner institutions covered the following issues:

Implementation of the work plan for the project year 3: Preparation of teaching materials; Testing process, feedback from students and teachers, results; Presentation of the modules prepared for expert evaluation. Acquisition of promotional material and technical equipment.

Implementation of the WP Dissemination and Exploitation: the process during the whole period of the project, presentation the websites, dissemination events, etc.

Aspects of the project implementation by partner institutions: reporting, information for the project brochure, preparation for the final conference to be held in Minsk, Belarus.

Issues of the project documentation, budget, further project implementation.

During the meeting the Project Management Group also worked on the questionnaire for the teachers after testing new course, gave suggestions for improvement of promotional materials, discussed on the content of the project brochure to be published in September 2019. The Work Plan for the project year 3 was also discussed and some changes were made and approved. Besides, the Project Management Group discussed the final implementation issues of the teaching materials and confirmed the final date for adaptation of teaching materials for e-Learning. The date of the final conference to be held in Minsk in October 2019 was confirmed and the content of the conference programme was discussed as well. 

International conference “Information Technologies 2019: Theory, Practice, Innovations”

On 9 May 2019 International Applied Research Conference INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2019: THEORY, PRACTICE, INNOVATIONS took place at ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences.

Partners of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences in Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme project „Innovative ICT Education for Social-Economic Development (IESED)“ : Taras Hryshchanka from Private Institute of Management and Business (Belarus), Vitali Asipovich, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus), dr. Aliaкsandr Pyko from School of Business of Belarusian State University (Belarus) participated in the conference and made presentations as well.

The articles based on the conference reports are published in the reviewed publication of academic papers (electronic edition at https://alytauskolegija.lt/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-konferencijos-leidinys.pdf) the Role of Higher Education Institutions in Society: Challenges, Tendencies and Perspectives (ISSN 2029-9311), which is placed in the Index Copernicus database included into the list of databases of recognized international databases compiled by the Lithuanian Science Board. 

This conference –  one of the dissemination events of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme project Innovative ICT Education for Social-Economic Development (IESED) No 574283-EPP-1-2016-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP.

Presentation of the international project IESED Erasmus + program at the international scientific-practical conference “Actual problems of business education”

Within the framework of the XVIIIth international scientific-practical conference „Actual problems of business education“, which was held on April 25-26, 2019 at the School of Business of Belarusian State University, Dr. Yury Silkovich, Chair of Digital Systems and Technologies Department and Dr. Pyko, Associate Professor of Innovation Management Department, in the section „Distance education and business education for adults“ shared the information with colleagues on the international project „Innovative ICT education for socio-economic development (IESED) supported by the program Erasmus +, telling about its goals, objectives and main achievements.

Dr. Pyko, IESED project manager, noted that the project implementation is in line with the priorities of the “Program of socio-economic development of the Republic of Belarus for 2016-2020”, as well as the “Concept of the formation and development of the business education system in the Republic of Belarus and the plan of measures for its implementation”.

In addition, the speaker reported about positive results of teacher’s internships to the partner Universities in France, Poland and UK, the benefits of co-working with colleagues from European universities, as well as the possibility of creating a media studio at the School of Business of Belarusian State University.

Dr. Silkovich reported that business education is in the process of developing and searching for new approaches to personnel training for the innovation economy, and the problem of training IT specialists for our country is particularly relevant.

That is why there is a need for a qualitative review of the competences of IT specialists in accordance with the requirements of real business, the modernization of curricula, the development and implementation of new courses, as well as the wider use of English in the preparation of IT specialists.

It is planned that, in the future, the «Information Resources Management» program updated in the framework of the project will be launched in English. Dr. Silkovich told about educational disciplines of the specialty „Information Resources Management“ which will be updated as part of the project and on the updated IT specialist profile of the project developed in cooperation with EU experts, on the development of educational and methodological complexes on 9 disciplines.

Dr. Pyko noted that the project will improve the quality of higher education in ICT through strengthening transnational cooperation and improving the educational environment for training IT specialists, upgrading the 5 most popular ICT specialties in Belarus, as well as facilitate the integration into the Bologna process and the European area higher education.

The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, as well as representatives of the business community and colleagues from Belarusian and foreign universities, who also appreciated the usefulness and results of the IESED project.

On 5-6 February 2019 Management group meeting was held in the partner institution University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland

On 5-6 February 2019 Management group meeting of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme project Innovative ICT Education for Social-Economic Development (IESED) was held in the partner institution University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland. Discussions on the aspects of the project implementation by partner institutions covered the following issues:

* Insights from the Belarus National Erasmus+ agency monitoring visit held in December 2018

* Achievements in project implementation, challenges and further plans of the project: Qualitative analysis of the upgraded study programmes introduced to the partner university community, social partners, local regional and national authorities. Feedback from employers. Visibility and dissemination

* Implementation of the WP Preparation, WP Development, WP Quality Plan and WP Dissemination and Exploitation

* Project Documentation and Budget

Study visit at the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz was also include a tour of the university campus.

Management group meeting at the partner institution University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, Poland

On 5-8 February 2019 Management group meeting of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme project Innovative ICT Education for Social-Economic Development (IESED)  No 574283-EPP-1-2016-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP will be held in partner institution University of Economy in Bydgoszcz. The following issues of the meeting:

  • Insights from the Belarus National Erasmus+ agency monitoring visit held in December 2018
  • Achievements in project implementation, challenges and further plans of the project: Qualitative analysis of the upgraded study programmes introduced to the university community, social partners, local regional and national authorities. Feedback from employers. Visibility and dissemination.
  • Issues of implementation of the WP Preparation
  • Issues of implementation of the WP Development
  • Issues of implementation of the WP Quality Plan
  • Issues of implementation of the WP Dissemination and Exploitation
  • Project Documentation. Issues of the Project Budget
  • Discussion: Aspects of the project implementation by partner institutions  

Agenda