The study visit “Supporting Teachers in Technology Enhanced Learning” organized by the University Computing Centre (SRCE) E-learning Centre took place from May 21 to May 24 and it was attended by 16 participants from 12 European countries. During the visit, the participants had the possibility to see how support in the use of ICT in teaching is organized and conducted in Croatia, especially at the University of Zagreb and its faculties, as well as other institutions and schools.
Most of the programme took place at the University Computing Centre where the participants were welcomed by the director of SRCE Zoran Bekić, Ph.D. The participants also visited the Rector’s Office of the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology and Faculty of Civil Engineering. Members of the Centre presented its activities and experiences in the organization and provision of user support. The participants were especially interested in the webinar and e-portfolio system, and since most of participants use the Moodle system the discussion about its possibilities and ways of application was extremely lively. On the workshop, which took place on Wednesday, they were able to discuss which problems teachers face when they want to enhance their teaching with the use of technology and what kind of support they expect and need in that process. Each participant had a chance to present his/her experiences and examples of good practice, and in discussions and informal gatherings they were able to exchange ideas and acquire new knowledge. The participants especially commended the programme and organization of the study visit. They described the study visit as extremely successful and expressed a wish to stay in touch and cooperate on future projects.
This was the first study visit in the organization of the E-learning Centre at SRCE. New knowledge and interaction with colleagues from Europe, as well as the exchange of ideas and experiences, gave a new incentive for even better work and a possibility to demonstrate the Centre’s achievements internationally.