The teachers in school and higher education could take better advantage of the existing open educational resources (OER), as well as of co-creation learning content and curriculum through open professional collaboration of teachers, as well as co-creation of knowledge together with students, school and university community members. This session will be dedicated to discuss the enablers of teachers to become open educators, including digital competences needed to co-create and share digital content and OER, as well as the challenges for teachers’ opening up at schools and at universities.
Prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and education policy makers in the area of technology enhanced learning (TEL) development in Europe and Lithuania since 1997. Having established the national network for distance and e-learning in the country, then Lithuanian Distance and e-Learning association (2010), she continued as a leader in research and project work to promote the development of TEL in Lithuania and Europe. She is involved in EDEN Governance since 2009, as the Board member, Vice President for Research (2016 – 2019) and the President (2016 – 2019), President in EDEN Digital Learning Europe (2019-2021), Director/ Management Board member since 2019. Collaboration with UNESCO IITE in application of technologies in education, OER development, as well as UNESCO IBE for Collaborative Master study program of „Curriculum development“ allows mainstreaming of expert knowledge and the development of open professional collaboration of teachers and academia on global level. She is involved in EC Working group DELTA: Digital Education, Learning, Teaching and Assessment representing EDEN.
Estela Daukšienė, (email@example.com) is a researcher in various European projects, lecturer at the academy of Education and teacher trainer for online learning at the Institute for Study Innovation, Vytautas Magnus University. Her research focuses on virtual mobility, technology application in classroom and online teaching, open educational resources and practices, and digital credentialling.
Estela Daukšienė is also a president of Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-learning (LieDM), which unites about 50 Lithuanian educational institutions, focusing on collaboration, creation and sharing of good practices in technology enhanced classroom and online learning.
Elena Trepulė (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a researcher in various European and Lithuanian Research Council projects, lecturer at the Education Academy. Her research is related on technology enhanced learning, digital competencies of educators, digital micro-credentials.
Director of the eLearning Center of the University of Pavia since 2010. She has a master degree in Political Science and a Postgraduate Specialisation in eLearning Management and Digital Communication. Skilled in eLearning environments, MOOCs, Learning Spaces, Blended Learning, Digital Corporate Training, and online learning. Since 2009 she takes part in the eLearning Task Force of the Coimbra Group. From 2013 until 2015 she was Chair of the CG eLearning Task Force and from 2016 till now she is member of the CG Education Innovation group. Since 2012 she is member of the Scientific Board of the Italian eLearning Society and since 2018 she takes part in the Executive Board of EDEN (European Distance and eLearning Network).
Jochen Ehrenreich’s research focuses on concepts and enablers for digital and open learning and teaching. The Erasmus+ projects OEPass, MicroHE, ECCOE and EdDiCo contributed to the development of European approaches to Micro-Credentials and Digital Credentials. He built his expertise in fields like University Governance, Quality Assurance, and Lifelong and Research-based Learning through hands-on project work and implementation at various HEIs. Before joining DHBW, he developed new approaches to technology transfer and lifelong learning at the University of Freiburg, and was responsible for the study programme accreditation and quality assurance processes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. He holds a Master’s degree of Economics and Business Administration from Witten/Herdecke University.
Prof. António Moreira is a leading specialist and researcher in Education, having authored several books, chapters, articles and educational and research software. In addition to different teacher education programmes, he also coordinated the Nónio Século-XXI Local Competence Centre and the Digital Contents Laboratory of the University of Aveiro, of which he was the founder and was the director of the Specialisation Training Courses and master’s Course in Multimedia in Education.
He has supervised internships and several master, doctoral and post-doctoral thesis and dissertations, and is a leader in research and project work within the scope of Cognitive Flexibility Hypertexts in Learning, Communities of Practice and Random Access Instruction.
From 2010 to 2015 he was Head of the Department of Education (University of Aveiro, Portugal), and is now the vice-coordinator of the CIDTFF R&D Centre. He is also currently responsible for the Doctoral Program in Multimedia in Education.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of several national and international journals, including the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE).
Ana Balula has participated as a researcher in several scientific projects in her main research areas, namely: e-learning, b-learning, the use of digital technology in education, e-assessment/evaluation, Open Educational Resources (OER), Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), foreign language didactics and intercultural business communication.
She has also been a member of scientific committees of international congresses and journals and is currently involved in Erasmus+ and H2020 projects focusing on innovative practices and digital competencies. She is an active member of COLLab – Collaborative Platform for Teaching Innovation in Higher Education – a digital platform whose goal is to establish an interactive and collaborative educational resource centre open to teachers/professors in Higher Education.
She holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Multimedia in Education in the area of e-assessment and e-teaching evaluation and has collaborated with the DEP-UA in supervising PhD Projects, developed in the scope of the Doctoral Program in Education and the Doctoral Program in Multimedia in Education.
In addition to teaching English for Specific Purposes, she is a member of the e-Learning and Pedagogical Innovation Unit of the Polytechnic of Porto and an Advisor for Distance Education at ESHT (School of Hospitality and Tourism – Polytechnic Institute of Porto), having an active role in the development and implementation of teacher training workshops that promote innovative methodologies and pedagogies.
She has been involved in research projects within the scope of tourism education, e-learning, b-learning, English for Specific Purposes, informal learning, interdisciplinary practices and the use of digital technology in education and is currently part of ATLAS’ (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education Research) SIG on Tourism Education, which aims to provide a transnational platform to research and address transversal challenges in tourism education and training.