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Presentation of blended learning methodology, through which high quality and sustainable open educational resources can be produced and a discussion about how to further improve this approach of learning and how to bring it closer to different educational institutions and their staff

The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education is inevitable. Their use in educational processes has many advantages and can improve their quality if used appropriately. In recent years, the use of blended learning has increased among educators and teachers. Blended learning is characterized by combining distance learning through digital media with traditional classroom learning (face-to-face learning). At the event, we want to present and discuss the Erasmus+ Environmental Protection and Natural Disasters project results.

The main results were two international summer schools where blended learning methodology was used. At the event we would like to stress the importance of distance learning, which can offer in an open way equal opportunities for education for all.

Furthermore, knowledge on specific issues can be improved if the distance learning is supported by communication tools (e.g. chat rooms, mailing lists). However, we also want to emphasize that only distance learning is not enough for quality education, it is better to use blended learning methodology.

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering

Learn and discuss about innovative teaching/learning methodology – blended learning. Blended learning is characterized by combining distance learning through digital media with traditional classroom learning (face-to-face learning).

At the event we would like to stress the importance of distance learning, which can offer in an open way equal opportunities for education for all and discuss about it. Furthermore, knowledge on specific issues can be improved if the distance learning is supported by communication tools (e.g. chat rooms, mailing lists). However, we also want to emphasize that only distance learning is not enough for quality education, it is better to use blended learning methodology.

However, we also want to emphasize that only distance learning is not enough for quality education, it is better to use blended learning methodology.

Professors, lecturers and students from partner universities of the Erasmus+ Environmental Protection and Natural Disasters project where blended learning methodology at the level of doctoral studies was applied (University of Ljubljana, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, University of Brescia). Speaker will be also a representative of video production company, responsible for technical support for production of open educational resources. The speakers will present their experiences with the blended learning methodology from different points of view (e.g., technical point of view, experiences as a participant at the summer school, experience with recording of lectures, use of produced OER in the future) .

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  2. Prof. Dr. Mitja Brilly, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
  3. Mr. Matjaž Lobnik, Piktorama, video production company
  4. Prof. Dr. Winfried E.H. Blum, Univeristy of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  5. Mr. Micha Heiser, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, PhD student
  6. Prof. Dr. Roberto Ranzi, University of Brescia

 

Main organizer email: mojca.sraj@fgg.uni-lj.si