|Higher Education Teachers and Institutions and Instructional Technology
|What is HIIT?
The primary goal of HIIT is to equip Higher Education STEM teachers with the self-efficacy, competencies, and skills needed to understand the Instructional Technology principles and structures, leverage them rapidly to reduce the impact of closure and preserve the inclusive nature of learning opportunities. The HIIT framework enables Higher Education STEM teachers to understand how to use learning technologies and digital tools in subject-specific teaching and learning in a systematic way. It will improve readiness for digital education, help them apply the principles of instructional technology horizontally throughout their teaching, and choose the right technology or tool for the proper context to achieve their learning goals.
Expected Results of HIIT: Curriculum and Syllabus defining the learning context; learning objectives contents and curriculum and skills assessment method. Complete set of learning content & materials with related skills assesment method. E-learning space with integrated content and assessment method.
|The primary goal of HIIT is to equip HE STEM teachers with the self-efficacy, competencies, and skills needed to understand the Instructional Technology principles and structures, leverage them rapidly to reduce the impact of closure and preserve the inclusive nature of learning opportunities. The HIIT framework enables HE STEM teachers to understand how to use learning technologies and digital tools in subject-specific teaching and learning in a systematic way. It will improve readiness for digital education, help them apply the principles of instructional technology horizontally throughout their teaching, and choose the right technology or tool for the proper context to achieve their learning goals.
|Established in 1845, NUI Galway is a research-led university ranked in the top 250 universities globally (QS and Times Higher World University Ranking), employing in excess of 2,000 staff with a 17,000-strong student population. NUI Galway places a strong focus on providing a supportive and exciting environment for its researchers and, in 2013, was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” by the European Commission. The Enterprise Research Centre in NUI Galway focuses on the design, development and analysis of new processes and systems, with emphasis on real-world dynamic systems, analytical theories and frameworks to gain a deep insight into how organizations effectively manage their innovative efforts. The Enterprise Research Centre’s projects focus on developing tangible outputs such as architectures, models and information management systems.
|EOLAS S.L. offers services and support to enterprises, organisations and entities in main areas, for a wide range of demands and needs related, (i) Support for projects, (ii) business development and consulting (iii) innovation for business, education and civil society. Innovative approaches such as co-creation, creativity techniques, narrative techniques, storytelling and knowledge generation and management are only a few of the methods we to make an innovative and reach a higher and more long-lasting impact.
|Ege University, which was founded in 1955, is a state university that acts as a focal point for education, research, and cultural and social activities in the city of Izmir and the Aegean region. Being a university with an international perspective, the educational system of Ege University is based on the principle of creative teaching and participatory learning. Ege University is a research-based, teaching-oriented institution, training students up to the Doctorate level. In total, 70,000 students are enrolled at Ege University and the number of the academic staff is approximately 3,500.
|The University of Beira Interior (UBI) is one of the most recent public universities in Portugal but it is also a landmark institution in the educational, research, innovation, business, entrepreneurship and informatics fields. Over the years, the evolution of the number of educational programs and the number of students has been increasing, having surpassed the 7500 students from across the country and 300 from all over the world. Aiming to provide a solid educational and scientific background to his students in different fields of knowledge, UBI presents 27 first cycle programs, 47 second cycle programs and 26 third cycle programs. The university presents various learning and research facilities, structured in 5 Faculties – Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Letters and Faculty of Health Sciences – and 14 research units that had been carefully implemented and range from aeronautics to computing, electro mechanics, health, mathematics, optics, education, psychology, telecommunications, textile and paper materials and management and entrepreneurship. Regarding the human resources, UBI has currently more than 1100 employees, of which more than 600 are teachers and researchers.
|Ruse University “Angel Kanchev”, founded in 1945, is a state university in the city of Ruse in northeastern Bulgaria, on the right bank of the Danube river. The University has eight faculties: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Agrarian and Industrial Faculty, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, , Faculty of Transport, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Health. The students are educated at several different levels offering both standard undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes as well as continuing education, and research in 29 accredited professional fields. The university has more than 8000 students, including about 450 international students and 150 PhD students, 450 professors, associate professors and assistant professors. Since the occurrence of the COVID-19 situation in 2020 all lecturers started teaching in a digital environment. This is implemented with the help of various platforms and softwares, such as the e-Learning Platform of the university, different synchronous communication platforms.
|E-Learning Space PAGE
|Students with Learning Barriers
|NEWS AND RESOURCE PAGES
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|As a part of the Learning Teaching Training Activities (LTTA) in HIIT Project in Galway, Ireland 8th 12th May 2023, we showcase brief 1-minute interviews with participants working in STEM field, emphasizing the significance of instructional technology. Furthermore, we provide a valuable tip to empower you in this field. Stay tuned as we explore the power of storytelling and impactful videos.
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|HIIT Multiplier Event 1 – Online Learning Environment
|The first multiplier event called “HIIT Online Learning Environment” of the project “HIIT: Higher Education Teachers and Institutions and Instructional Technology” supported by the Irish National Agency within the scope of the EU ERASMUS+ program, of which Ege University is a partner, was held on 20/10/2023 at the AROM (Research Oriented Student Center) event hall on Ege University campus. In the event, the HIIT Online Learning Environment, which serves as open access to all university lecturers teaching in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields on instructional technologies and their applications in courses, the educational contents and supporting tools in the environment were introduced.