A collection of 7 pilot practices experimented by the partners, i.e. a collection of 7 case studies of extended teaching carried out by significant European Higher Education Institutions, accompanied by examples -especially digital- of the material used by the teachers;
Starting from an initial analysis of their respective contexts and needs, each partner will construct, test and evaluate pilot practices of extended teaching, i.e. with classes that operate in a mix of presence/distance, synchronous and asynchronous situations, using a variety of hardware and software tools for collaborative teaching, groups of students of varying size and learning spaces that can be physical, cyber-physical or virtual. Each pilot will be translated into a case study accompanied by teaching materials, testimonials, video training pills, recordings, etc., and examined by the project partners in a peer-review mode.
To achieve its objectives, the project adopts an ‘agile’ development methodology, whereby results are generated through refinements resulting from successive iterations, to ensure rapid deployment of first solutions, however imperfect, while at the same time initiating improvement actions and ensuring that they are constantly updated. The project aims at reaching the following Results:
- Develop a “Toolbox of pilot practices in extended learning”
- Develop a “Teacher’s Practical Guide to Extended Learning
The project activities for both results will be developed through an initial set-up phase (of 3 months), three successive iterations of experimentation (7 months each), combined with a peer-review (1 month each), and a final phase to bring the result to unity and prepare possible future activities, beyond the end of the project (2 months). The toolbox will therefore be available:
– in the first draft, at the end of the 11th month;
– in the second edition, at the end of the 19th month;
– in the definitive version, at the end of the project.
It will consist of a collection of 7 practices (cases) of didactic extended, one for each partner.
Physically it is a ‘corpus’ of different types of content, with an explanatory document of the objectives, methodological approach, modalities and results, accompanied by examples/pilot – especially digital examples – of the material used by teachers, references to teaching materials, webinar recordings, video clips, etc., which can ensure rapid and effective dissemination/sharing and be adopted as far as possible by other higher education institutions.
The final version of the document will be the result of three iterations/monitoring exercises.
The comparability between cases is guaranteed by the common construction and reporting scheme, but in the design of their respective activities each partner enjoys wide autonomy with respect to:
- the choice of the case (EQF level of the EQF level of the course, type of course/discipline, duration, number of students and teachers involved, etc.);
- the implementation processes (experience design, delivery experience design, delivery, learning evaluation);
- the methods (presence/distance/presence mix to methods (presence/distance/presence distance mix, synchronous/asynchronous and respective combinations, individual/group work, traditional classroom/flipped classroom, etc.). group, traditional classroom/flipped classroom, etc.);
- the teaching materials didactic materials (existing, custom-made);
- the technological aspects (hardware and software equipment for teachers and learners, hardware and software and sw equipment of the learning environments, type/brand of tools for collaboration/sharing/assessment tools used, etc.);
- the spaces, times and organisation of activities (physical spaces spaces, time and organisation of activities (physical spaces -environments, furniture-, virtual or cyber-physical spaces, use of AR/VR, use of social networks, etc.) of social networks, etc.);
- the language used in the case of the case (national language or English).
Each case will be accompanied by methodological references and teaching materials including recordings of sessions and/or video clips made ad hoc.