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ALTA'19 plenary presentation by Gytis Cibulskis


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"Continuing Professional Development of Teachers‘ Digital Competences: Up2U Project Approach and Lessons Learned" presentation at the International conference ALTA’19
“Advanced Learning Technologies and Applications. Next Generation Learning Environments”

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ALTA'19 plenary presentation by Gytis Cibulskis

  1. 1. Continuing Professional Development of Teachers‘ Digital Competences: Up2U Project Approach and Lessons Learned G. Cibulskis, D. Rutkauskiene, A. Urbaityte Kaunas University of Technology ALTA2019, December 12, 2019, Kaunas
  2. 2. Up2U Consortium 18 partners • Universities • NRENs • Infrastructure providers • Commercials 12 countries • EU • Switzerland • Israel
  3. 3. Up to University To bridge the gap between schools and HE by integrating formal and informal learning scenarios and adapting technologies and methodology that students will be facing in universities 1. To assess the use of public and private cloud-based infrastructure services 2. To design and develop a scalable and flexible integrated “application toolbox” 3. To build and train the learning community for the specific learning context 4. To test the infrastructure service components and the application toolbox through very large-scale pilots 5. To define an effective sustainability and exploitation framework 3
  4. 4. 4 Next Generation Digital Learning Environment From LMS to NGDLE From a Walled Yard... an Open Garden.
  5. 5. Application Toolbox Up2Universe 6
  6. 6. Challenges for offering services to Schools GDPR Every school wants its own VLE Different Identity Providers are used (Google Apps for Education, MS O365, Support and the updating of the infrastructure Scalability of infrastructure to handle big amounts of users Lack of teachers’ skills in using tools 7
  7. 7. Setting up of Up2U infrastructure Multi-tenant Moodle platform is established and offered to schools as part of Lithuanian ENREN (LITNET) services GDPR covered in service agreement between school and LITNET Integration of tools from Up2University toolbox 8
  8. 8. Site with school registration and FAQ
  9. 9. Maintenance dashboard
  10. 10. Large Scale Piloting of the Platform ~160 schools activated VLE at ~100 of them are using VLE with students ~25K registered users ~225K unique visits per year ~4,2 Mln page views in 2019 12
  11. 11. Up2U Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers CPD aims at DigComEdu competences Module 1 - Introduction and Orientation Module 2 - Hands-on implementation and practice (Teachers who graduated Module 1 will apply learned skills in their own classrooms, with their students) Module 3 - Cascade or ‘train-the-trainer’ model to facilitate scaling up 13
  12. 12. CPD Module 1 in Lithuania CPD in Lithuanian language is approved as official 30 hours qualification development program Dedicated VLE established at Face-to-face CPD Module 1 delivered in November-December 2018 with 15 selected teachers Fully online CPD Module 1 is developed and delivered in 3 iterations this year: January-February - 166 teachers March–April - 352 teachers September-October – 472 teachers 14
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  14. 14. Online CPD Module 1 Number of resources and activities inside Moodle course dedicated to CPD Module 1 16
  15. 15. Badges and certificate 1st badge is earned after self-introduction in the forum; 2nd – for active participation and filling in the survey; 3rd – for completion of all activities. Certificate - after compulsory activities are completed and own practice course is created and peer reviewed 17
  16. 16. Results of CPD Module 1 Successful graduates 574 out of 1012 Overall success rate is ~57% 18
  17. 17. CPD Module 2 Starts – Today, December 12th Ends – January 30 More than 250 graduates of Module 1 registered to take part in Module 2 More detailed presentation in the afternoon session 19
  18. 18. Lessons Learned Success factors of high completion rates: • right motivation for teachers • effective organization of the learning process • good learners support 20