The JOVITAL project planned a series of staff training workshops in Jordan, on topics related to the use of ICT in Higher Education and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) & Virtual Exchange. Training were planned to be delivered by the International School for Social and Business Studies (ISSBS) and by Coventry University, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to held the trainings as planned and only the training by ISSBS was actually performed.
The day-long trainings were delivered in multiple locations as follows:
– 25 February 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Amman)
– 27 February 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Tafila Technical University (Tafila)
– 5 April 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Al Hussein bin Talal University (Ma’an)
– 6 April 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Tafila Technical University (Tafila)
– 4 April 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Amman)
– 5 April 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at German Jordanian University (Amman)
– 6 April 2020, at 8.30-16.30 at Jordan University of Science and Technology (Amman)
Training on ICT in Higher Education by ISSBS
The first day-long trainings will be delivered in Amman (on February 25th) and in Tafila (on February 27th), by Prof. Dr. Dušan Lesjak, professor of Management Information Systems and Management of Education at ISSBS (Slovenia). His areas of expertise are e-business, e-learning and management and financing of higher education.
The staff training will give the participants an overview on the topics important to foster the use of ICT in higher education, such as digital literacy, impact of e-learning in HE, internationalization of HE enabled by ICT tools. Participants will gain knowledge that will reinforce cooperation among Jordanian universities, and within the international network of the teachers. Participation is free of charge.
The e-application for the workshop is available at: http://mfdps.1ka.si/a/732
More information can be consulted on the flyer for the workshop
Training on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) & Virtual Exchange Training by Coventry University
The training was designed to give staff an overview of Virtual Exchange and COIL, as well as practical insight into their benefits and uses for subject-focussed and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Participation is free of charge.
Educators identified to perform the day-long trainings were George Haughie, Lecturer in Business English and Technology Enabled Learning, supported by staff from the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment, Coventry University, UK; and Marina Orsini-Jones, Professor in Education Practice, supported by staff from the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment, Coventry University, UK.