Over the last year we have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. We live surrounded by technology, but this situation has made visible some gaps that university education needs to fill to offer young Europeans a development in line with today’s demands.
To address these needs, e-DESK puts the focus on continuous teacher training. We want to enhance the digital skills and entrepreneurial competences of teachers by designing a hybrid methodology in which face-to-face teaching and digital environments are combined. Through this proposal, the final idea of eDESK is to bring education closer to all students, to understand their way of using technology so that education adapts to new uses and to blur the frontiers through the possibilities offered by digital environments.
to develop education, both in physical classrooms, outdoors and in digital environments.
through a hybrid methodological solution (physical and digital) to reach students anywhere in Europe and the world.
of university teachers to make them able to respond to the needs of their students.
of university teachers and to know methods for their effective incorporation into lessons.
of university educators to better understand European youth’s needs to improve their employability and social integration.
that young people make of technology, in order to adjust the design of our teaching activities.
eDESK is expected to include at least 40 HEI Educators (professors, teachers, lecturers, researchers, assistants, etc) from Universidad de Cantabria (UC), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), University of Zagreb (UNIZG) and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) testing the project proposed deliverables, contributing to an iterative process for validation and quality increase of the final outcomes.
In addition, at least 100 professors, teachers and educators in participative countries are given the opportunity to express their needs in an initial survey. By delivering digital training that will be promoted especially among European HEI educators, but accessible to any person interested, we will contribute to increasing the online educational skills of at least 1000 participants. This intervention benefits at least 80 university students that will take part in the pilot experiences to be implemented by educators from the four universities partners of this project.
Furthermore, whenever possible, we will promote the inclusion of young people with a migrant background. Also, at least 160 key stakeholders, especially from the educational sector and policymakers, will participate in 4 multiplier events in 4 countries.