Programme

HERE Seminar

ICT based learning: opportunities for higher education learning and teaching*

26-27 October, 2015

Al-Hussein bin Talal University branch, Petra, Jordan

 

 

Sunday 25 October

 

Participants arrive in Amman/transfer to Petra (transfer organized by the host for all participants upon their arrival) 

 
18:30 Pick up participants from hotels for a reception organized by the host
19:00-21:00 Dinner reception
21:00 Buses depart from reception venue (going back to hotels)
 

 

Monday 26 October
   
08:15 Buses departing from hotels to Petra college for Tourism and Archaeology
08:30 Registration of participants

09:00-09:45

Welcome 

 

- Ahmad Abu-El-Haija, Director, NEO Jordan

 

- José Gutierrez, EACEA – Head of sector for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education

 

- Ali Alqisi, President, Al-Hussein bin Talal University, Jordan

 

- Hani Dmour, Secretary General, Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

 

Introduction to the seminar programme and logic: Elizabeth Colucci, EUA/SPHERE Team

   

09:45-10:30

E-learning in the Southern Mediterranean: Trends and challenges

 

Pierre Gedeon, Director of International Relations, Notre Dame University, Lebanon 

 

 

10:30-11:15 E-learning in European higher education
   Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy Unit, EUA

 

Followed by discussion

 

11:15-11:30

Coffee

 

 

11:30-13:00

The diversity of institutional approaches to e-learning

 

Different cases of how institutions and countries use e-learning, to innovate teaching and learning and broaden access and participation, e.g. via on-campus blended learning, lifelong learning, professional enhancement, social outreach, and international collaboration and visibility
Antoine Rauzy, University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), France
Nadezhda Kamynina, Dean of Humanitarian Faculty, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography/Ministry of Education, Russia
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Leen Lababidi, Student Representative, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
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Jiliani Lamloumi, President, Virtual University of Tunis, Tunisia

Chair: José Gutierrez, EACEA – Head of sector for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education

 

13:00-13:45

Lunch

 

 

13:45-14:15

Changing learning methods and approaches, their assessment and quality

 

assurance -  Introductory presentation

- Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director, CARDET/University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

 

14:15-15:30

Break-out groups to discuss:Changing learning methods and approaches’ 

 

Three discussion groups with chairs that will also provide an input presentation:

Group 1: Safa Nasser Elddin, Vice President for Jerusalem Affairs, Al Quds University, Palestine

Group 2: Jasmina Nlkolic, Deputy Head of Team, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Group 3: Diala Hamaidi, Professor, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Jordan

 

15:30

Close and bus transfer back to hotels

16:00

Pick up participants from hotels for a dinner in Wadi Rum

18:00 Dinner
20:30 Buses depart from Wadi Rum (going back to hotels)

 

 

 

Tuesday 27 October

 

08:30 Buses departing from hotels to Petra college for Tourism and Archaeology

09:00-09:30

Reports from break-out groups (chairs)

   

09:30-11:00

Digitalisation of the university: Implications for learning, teaching, and research

 

-Eva Seiler, University of Zuerich, Switzerland

11:00-11:15

Coffee

 

 

11:15-12:45

E-learning to address challenges in conflict regions?

 

- Saida Jaser Mahmoud Affouneh Ramallah, Director of E-learning Centre, An Najah National University, Palestine
-Firas Hamadeh, Lecturer and HR Director, Sham Higher Institute of Islamic Sciences, Syria
-Job Art, EU Delegation to Jordan

Chair: Elizabeth Colucci, Adviser for Higher Education Policy, EUA

 

12:45-14:00

Lunch

   
14:00-14:15 Brief presentation of the HERE Virtual Community and Website
  -Jonna Korhonen, EUA/SPHERE Team
   

14:15-15:30

Break out groups on thematic issues: What do we take away from here for our   

 

institutions and systems?       

3 break-out group: Participants will sign up for a break-up group upon arrival on the first day. Each group will have a chair and one case study as an introductory presentation.

Group 1: How ICT can support internationalisation
Chair – Michael Gaebel, EUA
Presentation: ‘Internationalising through e-learning’- Irine Darchia, Associate Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)/Ministry of Education and Science, Georgia

Group 2: The policy and structural support that e-learning requires
Chair – Eva Seiler, University of Zuerich
Presentation: ‘E-learning environment and policies’- Isam Zabalawi, President, Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan

Group 3: How ICT based learning effects the work of teachers and other staff
Chair- Charalambos Vrasidas, University of Cyprus
Presentation: ‘E-learning and education networks’- Listopad H.N. Zhivitskaya, Belorussian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus

   

15:30-16:30

Conclusions and take-aways

 

What role for e-learning in the higher education development landscape?

Chair: Michael Gaebel, EUA

16:30

Close

 

Free evening (buses back to Amman organised in the evening and the following day)

 

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