During the study visit, Belarusian partners participated in practical MOODLE seminars, as well as in seminars which dealt with distance learning in Latvia and other European Union (EU) countries and were led by Dr.oec. Iveta Mietule, Mg.sc.comp. Mihails Kijaško, and Mg.iur. Kristaps Gailis.
Māris Igavens, Mg.soc.sc., Project Quality Control Coordinator, informed that within the project quality monitoring system Belarussian colleagues assessed the results of the visit. They recommended to intensify the use of handouts and put more emphasis on practical methodological examples in the lifelong learning sector. The Belarussian colleagues pointed out that after this study visit they would strive to use the benefits of the MOODLE more actively.
Karīne Laganovska, Dr.philol. Project Coordinator, Head of RTA Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL), notes that this is a very valuable experience for the CLL team as well. Although the role of the lead partner in such a project is a big challenge, the exchange of experience is a great benefit because the project activities are in line with the priority areas of the CLL - the development of lifelong learning and distance education.
Within the project three other universities in the EU (the University of Cadiz in Spain, Linnaeus University in Sweden, and the Open University in the UK) will organize study visits for Belarusian colleagues. Belarussian universities, involved in the project, will develop five lifelong learning courses that will be available to all interested in Belarus. The aim of the project is to develop lifelong learning in Belarus by the use of lifelong and distance learning tools, including the MOODLE.
The project “Enhancement of Lifelong Learning in Belarus: BELL” (586278-EPP-1-2017-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) is being implemented with the financial support of the EU programme Erasmus+. The planned funding: 732 251,00 EUR.
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