A two-day workshop Supporting educators for innovative, open and digital education, organised within the Strategic Framework for European Co-operation in Education and Training ET2020 of the European Commission, in relation to the Working Group for digital skills and competences, took place on 7 and 8 December 2017 at the University Computing Centre SRCE.
More than 40 representatives from the ministries of education from 18 European Union member states attended the workshop and discussed how to provide quality and systematic support to higher education teachers to be digitally competent and self-confident in teaching in an open and innovative way. The hosts of the workshop were the University Computing Centre SRCE and the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.
During a two-day workshop, the participants discussed the following issues:
1. What digital skills and competences are needed for teachers in the higher education system to advance in the rapidly evolving digital society and economy?
2. How much do the state bodies and institutions in the higher education system support the continuous improvement of teachers in the higher education system through policies, strategies and concrete measures?
3. How to ensure the best support for teachers in implementing open educational content in higher education?
At the workshop a new European framework for digital competences of educators, recently published by the European Commission, was presented.
One of the speakers at the Workshop was a member of the Educa-T Working group, professor Aleksandra Čižmešija, PhD, who presented the Educa-T project and its outcomes.
The workshop programme and photographs are available at: