EDEN Day 3

July 4, 2019 0 By JR

I attended a synergies session this morning where quite a few short and sweet presentations were given. There was a bit of conversation and indications from the presenters and audience that a number of the projects overlapped and that they would need to connect following the conference. This post will mostly just be a blast of notes rather than a full reflection.

Open Education Passport

Standard format for open ed and virtual mobility experiences as related to ECTS. Virtual mobility is not a concept I’ve heard of until this conference. The basic idea seemed to be that students would be able to take courses from many different universities in order to complete a degree. I attended a session on an Open Virtual Mobility Readiness project earlier in the conference.

Erasmus + ABC to VLE Beyond Learning Design

Paper based design methodology for completing high level design of entire programs, course by course. Workshop tends to run for about 2 hours. The approach is openly licensed.

The workshop ends at the paper design, moving to the VLE is the next stage so how do we get there? Clive & co created a toolkit, one version is available. Future toolkit will include cases and users. For example, U Helsinki wanted to implement a more pedagogical approach to what traditional was elearning training only. Sanna and team delivered 25 workshops to over 400 faculty at the university. They adapt the beginning of the workshop depending on the project (e.g. curriculum reform, new programs, MOOCs, etc). Users in the ABC network connect to see what others have done with the workshop regarding projects (e.g. MOOCs). Check out https://abc-lad.org (I seem to have messed this URL up) and https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/abc-ld/  (there is a NZ version that works with Indigenous approaches).

EUROPEANA MEDIA, universal media player

Europeana is a massive euro media resource based in the Netherlands. Currently, videos in the repository are varied in use cases and accessibility for use in classrooms. Copyright actually seems to be one of the big hang ups where rules act in opposition to what the user wants and requirements could be.

Active Learning for Softskills

Practices in higher ed vs practices in the corporate sector.

During presentation, description of methodology and background. Comment that “don’t have enough time to discuss the findings”, which is fair, it’s a synergy/fast session delivery. But it makes me think about that video that’s been going around about the need to redesign academic posters. Lightning sessions could use the same approach as proposed in that video.

Dynamic toolkit and MOOC will be outputs from the project.

Some large companies have indicated that higher ed should not even bother with soft skills training and that the corporations will do that. The purpose being to train new employees into the culture of the company. *

VIVES Livelab

Team-based interprofessional practice placement in primary care to increase interprofessional collaboration for undergraduate healthcare students.

Work, Live, Play, Learn

What is Skill Up?

This project was to address low employment rates of youth by connecting higher ed graduates with skills and employers. Employer engagement in curriculum design.

  1. Mapping good practices: skill up taxonomy of employability skills
  2. Guidelines: for designing authentic learning scenarios
  3. MOOC: Skill[up] #MOOC, 5 modules, each module is a week. 303 participants, 50% with masters degree. 29% completion rate
  4. Hub: skill up hub website hub.skill-up-project.eu (available in July 2019)

DigiCulture Project


This project was focused on improving the digital competencies and social inclusion of adults in creative industries.

Website hub and app will deliver the ‘course’ (MOOC and blended learning program), OER translated into all partner languages. E-assessment tool and open badges included. Curriculum has 13 modules which will be mini-MOOCs.

One example: TalkTech 2018 Art Museums in Timisoara and Boston.

360 degree photo with basic interactions and character introductions.

(sorry that this slide is actually not accessible. A reminder that we really need to be considerate in colour choice when creating slides)