The multiplier event of the «D-ChallengHE – Digital Challenge in Higher Education» European project entitled “Continuing training programs for professional development” attracted high interest and was a success. The action was realized in the context of the awareness event focusing on the “Development of Competences in the digital era“, which took place in person on Friday, October 27 2023, from 18:00 to 20:00 (MyWay hotel, Patras) and was organized by the DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University, the Greek partner of the D-ChallengHE project.
The main objective of the D-ChallengHE project is to highlight the experiences, practices and abilities of teaching and academic staff in Higher Education. In this context, the dissemination of best practices in e-learning, digitization of educational content, training and development of skills for online and blended learning, increased use of digital resources and open and distance education, are included.
The D-ChallengHE multiplier event was an one-hour action, attended by fifty (50) people and split in two parts. More precisely, the first part was dedicated to presenting the D-ChallengHE project, by analyzing its fundamental components (such as: scope, objectives, partnership, etc.) as well as its outcomes achieved so far.
In particular, important information about the D-ChallengHE online learning pilot program for teaching in Higher Education was presented in detail, namely the online learning platform, its structure and indicative content of the courses. The timetable and the learning model were presented, as well as the eligibility criteria for the potential participants and the indicative dates for registration to this learning program.
During the second part of the event, the sessions were focused on the activities of DAISSy-HOU in other European projects, currently ongoing within the sector of skills development, aiming at interlinking them with each other and with D-ChallengHE, so that to achieve multiplier effects.
It is noteworthy that the discussion with the participants at the end of the event, highlighted their positive view of the intended impact of the project, taking into account its educational actions as well. In parallel, a strong interest was expressed in the registration process for joining the D-ChallengHE online learning pilot program for teaching in Higher Education. In addition, they expressed their willingness to participate in subsequent training opportunities and multiplier events of the DAISSy-HOU, in the future.
The D-ChallengHE is a two-year project, co-financed by the European ERASMUS+ program and implemented by a consortium of six (6) partners in five (5) EU member states (Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Romania and Lithuania), with the DAISSy Research Group of the HOU being the Greek partner.
For more information about the D-ChallengHE project as well as other actions of the DAISSy Research Group: