Workshop: Starting up your EDU-IT project

Participants: Senior employees

Purpose:

As a central part of the EDU-IT initiative at Aarhus University, special EDU-IT funds have been allocated for the period 2018-2024, which educators at AU can apply for. The main purpose of the funds is to give you as an educator extra opportunities to rethink your teaching practice - and experiment with the inclusion of various digital learning technologies in your teaching.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and work with pedagogical and didactic principles to incorporate digital learning technologies; thereby, starting to prepare an application for the funding for your own EDU-IT project. You will be introduced to other EDU-IT projects and practice examples, and will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas with colleagues and CESU consultants.

Here you can read more about the application process, the assessment process and criteria, and find the template for the project description to be filled out [notice it is only written in Danish].

Content:

Kl. 09.00 - 09.30: Discussion about the concept of a learning design and blended learning with a focus on specifying and further developing your teaching and how digital tools can be integrated.

09.30 – 10.15: Presentation and demonstration of other EDU-IT projects, including introduction to practice examples and how to start your application

10.15 - 10.30: Break

10.30 - 11.45: Activity: Further develop on your EDU-IT project using learning design models, and discuss as well as exchange experiences and ideas with colleagues. It is possible to get help from CESU consultants and a student assistant (breaks are included).

11.45 - 12.00: Rounding and evaluating the workshop.

12.00 – 12.30: Lunch

12.30 – 14.00: Writing workshop (voluntarily)

Preparation:

Reflect on how a typical teaching practice with your students looks like and whether you have any experience in integrating digital learning tools. Also, consider what your educational and pedagogical purpose is and whether you have any challenges in your current teaching practice where you believe educational IT can be the solution.

You are also welcome to make an initial draft of your application for the funds for your own EDU-IT project, and send it to Jens Laurs Kærsgaard (jenslaurs@cesu.au.dk) before the workshop. Then the educators at the workshop will read it and provide feedback, and otherwise it will be possible to further develop on your application at the workshop.

Language: The course will be conducted in Danish unless a participants request that the course be conducted in English

Duration: 5 hours

Number of participants: There are no restrictions. Only for participants who intend to submit an application to the EDU-IT funds.

Day/date/time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 09.00 to 14.00 of which the remaining two hours are voluntary.

Venue:

EDU-IT HUB

Trøjborg 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C
Building 1910, room 217

Catering: Catering will consist of coffee, water and cookies.

Materials: Bring a laptop and possibly notes on your preparation.

Teachers: Janne Saltoft Hansen, specialkonsulent og Jens Laurs Brøndum Kærsgaard, pædagogisk konsulent

Registration deadline: The registration closes on Friday, October 2, 2020, at 16:00