Digital Technologies for Lecturing and Learning

The project seeks to integrate the recent & emerging technologies in education at VET and higher education institutions, supporting the transition towards virtual learning environments as necessary, thus increasing the students' motivation as well as their interest in further study of technical subjects, overcoming the limitations introduced by the conventional forms of online digital education so far.
Before applying for the project, we conducted extensive research concerning the real needs of VET institutions and the industry. The results of this survey form a base for all outputs and activities of the proposed project.
For teachers we will develop a set of new software tools that will allow them create highly advanced online learning digital content easily; these tools will be freely available to all interested parties. As for students, we will provide them with a set of study materials with an emphasis on such advanced technologies that have not been widely used in education yet (e.g. spherical video, stereo video, telepresence, etc.).
We will also develop MOOC courses as an interesting alternative of regular lessons in specific situations or for specific groups. The project will have a strong international dimension, thus giving students a chance to get experience from several EU countries.
In order to support smooth introduction of the digital online learning tools in regular lessons, the corresponding methodologies for modern online digital education will be developed, outlining the necessary procedures step by step.
The project consortium is composed of 7 partner institutions from 4 EU countries – the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain. The project partners are represented by VET institutions and technical universities.
Students and teachers of secondary technical schools (both within and outside the consortium) are the main (but not the only) recipients of the project results. They will participate in the development of learning materials and perform their testing in real education. Virtual internships (or “exchange” of students) will be organized within the project to demonstrate and test the strengths and weaknesses of such approach.
Universities will develop the learning materials and perform teaching activities at the VET institutions. They will also develop advanced software/technology tools (also for telepresence).
Partners of Project 
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical engineering, Department of Telecommunication Engineering
  • Vocational College of Information Studies and Vocational School of Electrotechnics, Multimedia and Informatics
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Institute of Multimedia Information and Communication Technologies
  • Vocational and technical secondary school of information technology
  • Univerza v Mariboru
  • Srednja Elektro-Racunalniska Sola Maribor
  • Technical University of Catalonia
Project manager at CTU: 
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