Last 26th and 27th of April, the meeting of the DIGI-PROF Project (Transparent Assessment for Online Learning by Digitally Competent Professors) took place in Kaunas (Lithuania)
DIGI-PROF promotes excellence in teaching and digital skill development responding to the Communication of Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP, 2020), which sets Strategic priority 1 to support high-performing HE systems by establishing digital teaching, digital content and digital skills. The new innovative teaching and learning practices will be established applying DigCompOrg and DigCompEdu frameworks to develop digital competences of teachers and HE institutions, to support digital capabilities of HE and create digitally enabled collaboration among HE teachers and students through formal study programs leading to micro-credentialization. HE teachers and HE institutions will establish new scenarios for HE international collaboration designing new courses with transparent assessment, efficient student support, taught by digitally competent professors in virtual and blended study mode, and leading to micro-credentials.
Josep Maria Duart, Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Fabián Maina, and Maria Luisa Malerba, members of the Edul@b research group, participate in this project. During this meeting, the UOC team together with VMU co-leader of Output 2 (O2), Monitor, support and engage students based on the evidence generated by digital technologies, presented the conceptual basis of their work. This includes the DigCompEdu framework combined with “Learning analytics: a metacognitive tool to engage students” by VMU. In addition, they have presented a methodological framework guiding an ongoing desk research that collects best practices on the use of learning analytics, visual dashboards and digital evidence to support learning design and informed teacher interventions during course delivery.
Together with the UOC, the partners involved in the project are: the Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Lithuania, the Universidade de Aveiro (UAVR) in Portugal, the University of Silesia (UŚ) in Poland, the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Heilbronn (DHBW) in Germany and the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) in Estonia.