PLA#7: Detailed programme of the event

Peer Learning Activity was organized within the Strategic Framework for European Co-operation in Education and Training ET2020 at the European Commission, Working Group for digital skills and competences. The hosts of the event are University Computing Centre SRCE and Ministry of Science and Education.


Key policy messages

Thursday, 7 December

Venue: University Computing Centre SRCE building, Josipa Marohnića 5, Zagreb.
Registration from 9am

9:30 Objectives of PLA. Sandra Kucina Softic, Assistant Director for Education and User Support, University Computing Centre University of Zagreb, Deirdre Hodson, Working Group Coordinator, European Commission.

Welcome from our hosts
Prof. Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.
Dr Zoran Bekic, Director of the University of Zagreb University Computing Centre.
Mirella Rasic, Deputy Head of Representation, European Commission office, Croatia.


Scene setter: Supporting educators for innovative, open and digital education – challenges and opportunities, Prof Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University.

10:45-11:00 Coffee break
Session 1: Digital cabability of teaching staff in higher education – what skills and competences are needed?

New European Framework on the Digital Competences of Educators -  how to evaluate teacher skills according to the framework? Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Joint Research Centre European Commission.


Croatian competence framework for teachers in higher education, Prof Aleksandra Čižmešija, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.

11:50 Discussion in groups
12:40 Guided tour of the University Computing Centre, Emir Imamagić, SRCE.
13:00 Lunch
Session 2: Good practice examples in teacher training in higher education.

UK: JISC Student experience tracker and teacher discovery tool, Helen Beetham, Consultant in Higher Education.


Norway: Digitalisation strategy for the HEI-institution sector in Norway, Jan Peter Strømsheim, Ministry of Education.
New professional digital competence framework for teachers, Marijana Kelentric, Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education.

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14:50 Discussion
15:10 Coffee break
Session 2 continued: Good practice examples in teacher training in higher education.

Innovative approaches to changing and enhancing digital practice: case study with faculty at Higher Education Institutions in Asia, Latin America and Europe, Catherine Hack, Higher Education Academy, UK.   


Workshop: Usage of LMS activities and resources as an aspect of e-course quality, Prof. Diana Šimić and Darko Grabar, Faculty of Organisation and Informatics University of Zagreb.

16:45 Discussion in smaller groups; reports to plenary
17:30 End of day 1
19:30 Dinner sponsored by Croatian Ministry of Science and Education – Museum of Arts and Crafts, Trg Republike Hrvatske 10

Friday, 8 December

Venue: University Computing Centre SRCE building, Josipa Marohnića 5, Zagreb.


Site visit to Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing University of Zagreb– examples of innovative teaching

Session 3: Impact of digital and open education on quality and innovation

Scene setter: Going Open in Europe: New JRC reports on open education policies, Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.


Institutional strategies for OER: Examples of OER Implementation from EDEN Members (Athabasca University, Open University UK, University of Oldenburg), Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).


Poland: MOOCs Platform, Agnieszka Czembrowska, Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


Netherlands: National policy on open and online education, Juriaan van Kan, Ministry of Education

12:20 Discussion
12:40-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Visit to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Session 3 continued: Impact of digital and open education on quality and innovation

Highlights from new report on Blockchain in education, Alex Grech, Ministry of Education Malta, Anthony Camilleri, Education Policy consultant.


Reflections from the second world OER congress – Slovenia/UNESCO/COL, Borut Cambelj, Ministry of Education, Slovenia.

15:30 Coffee available

Workshop: Role of Open Badges in open non-formal learning, ReOPEN project - Sandra Kucina Softic, SRCE.

16:35 Discussion in smaller groups; reports to plenary
17:00 Plenary discussion, key messages. Wrap up of PLA.
17:15 End of PLA. Departures. For those staying on in Zagreb, an optional evening programme is organised.

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