Italian Universities are going through an important change with regard to the adoption of Open Education. Taking into consideration the Bologna Process, Higher Education in Italy is being pushed to improve the quality of research and teaching.
Important interinstitutional and national bodies like ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes - http://www.anvur.org/?q=en) as well as CRUI (The Conference of Italian University Rectors - http://www.crui.it/english/) are setting the basis for a debate on educational innovation, in order to align Italian Higher Education with the European and International standards. Open Education is amongst the first issues to be analyzed, since it regards the adoption of educational resources, mostly encapsulated at the single courses, in the wider contexts of work and society.
The local event, directed to academic teaching staff, is connected to a research project: "Evaluation for the improvement of educational contexts. A research involving University and local communities in the participatory development of innovative assessment models" (PRIN 09 - National Projects of Relevant Interest). The event is also linked to the ongoing work of an internal commission, devoted to the quality of didactics at the University of Trento.
Our specific aim is to disseminate the idea of openness in Higher Education. The activities will encompass discussions, the presentation of models for Learning Design for Open Education, the impact and sustainability of Open Models. The activities will be developed as follows:
- 1st session, 2 hrs of initial discussion on cases
University of Trento - Department of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology - http://www.unitn.it/cogsci - corso Bettini, 84 I-38068 Rovereto (TN) | tel. +39 0464 808306
- 2nd session, 2 hrs of analysis of tools for Learning Design (stesso indirizzo)
- 3rd Session: Debate with Students regarding Open Education and Quality of Higher Education
A platform will be opened for teachers to keep exploring and asking about Open Education. http://didatticaonline.unitn.it/formazione/
Language: Italian / English
Local Time: 11.00-18.00 CET