OTB team is proud to announce that the project: “PLACEDU – Digital social place for the next normal in education” has been approved.
As studies have shown, e-learning can cause social isolation, and it requires strong self-motivation, and time management skills. The current remote learning is having difficulties in delivering proper education not only because of a mismanagement of resources, but mainly because nobody understands how remote learning has to happen without the connection to the physical social space.
PLACEDU will address the most pressing issues of emotional, social, and communicational features that are lost in e-learning. The project aims to equip teachers with new skills in virtual learning by providing training based on those features that are lost when switching to e-learning.
In this regard, the main target groups of the project are (a) teachers of higher education institutions, so that they can deliver a more fulfilling educational experience via e-learning; and (b) students who will as a result, experience more activities that boost their motivation and weaken their social isolation.
The PLACEDU project will produce the following outputs (IO1) a map of the existing tools and platforms that enable remote learning within HEI; (IO2) “The digital place”, a platform for the enhancement of remote learning; and (IO3) a manual and a digital guidebook for the implementation of the platform.
The PLACEDU project will be implemented by 7 partners from 6 countries: Lithuania (XWHY and Vilnius University), Slovenia (University of Ljubljana), Cyprus (CSI), Belgium (OTB International), Iceland (University of Island), and Greece (SOCIAL POLICY ACADEMY).
We are looking forward to the implementation of the project and we will make sure to keep you up to date.