WP3: Analyses and evaluation of the ICT level, e-learning and interculturalcompetences development inevery participating countries

Objectives
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  • To analyze methodological background and main approaches of conducting international investigationson ICT, e-learning and intercultural competences in order to work out a system of measuringinstruments appropriate for the research at the international level.
  • To analyse and evaluate the level of ICT, e-learning and intercultural developments in everyparticipating country applying the system of measuring instruments approved
  • To compare the results obtained and to draw the conclusion about barriers in ICT, e-learning andintercultural competences, taking into consideration descriptions of the national specifics of law, human, social, ethical and technological factors of their implementation drawn at the previous WP.

 

Description of work

On terms of mutual research and under the supervision of the US (Poland), partners from UT (Netherlands),UEx (Spain), UKF (Slovak Republic), CU (Australia), BGKU (Ukraine), DSTU (Ukraine), HSPU (Russia), OU (Czech Republic), LU (Portugal) will be engaged in a critical review of the existing methodologicalliterature, learning of the experiences in cross-cultural evaluation at the international level, study of themeasuring instruments.

Task 3.1: The main task of WP is to elaborate a system of instruments which will be appropriate forapplication in every country participating in the project, and will allow to obtain reliable and comparabledata about ICT development, e-learning, teachers’ and students’ practices and attitudes towards ICT in theirlearning and professional life as well as their intercultural awareness. Investigation embraces domestic andforeign experience in the field of distance learning and the use of remote forms of education and ITtechnologiesin preparing contemporary specialists, in particular future teachers. It includes identificationand theoretical justification of the basic principles, forms, methods of effective use of ICT and remote formsof teaching in the educational process in higher education institutions.

Task 3.2: Comparison of the data obtained with the information elicited and generalized at the previousstage about the legal, ethical, human, technological and social factors that will help to discriminate factorsinfluencing ICT and e-learning competences and intercultural awareness. Instruments supposed to beimplemented are interviews of students, teachers and administrations of the institutions, observation over thelearning practices, analysis of teaching and learning downloads and teaching materials, courses and theircurricula, testing of students’ learning outcomes, etc.

Task 3.3: The number of participants in the research will be stated according to the demand to obtainobjective and profound information of ICT development, e-learning and intercultural competence in everyparticipating country. The data are going to be analyzed by the statistical methods proving their significance,reliability and objectivity.

Task 3.4: Researchers will be expected to take part in events, such as conferences, workshops androundtables, particularly ones that deal with their topic(s) of research: ICTE-2014 at OU (Czech Republic)(presence and remote participation, separately financing, for example, statutory research, Erasmus,University, Departmentsfunds).

Task 3.5: Conference Education of children and youth in culturally diverse environments 2014 at the US(Poland), Conference Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning 2014 (Subtitle: E-learningand Intercultural Developments in Different Countries) and Workshop at the US (Poland);

Task 3.6: Meeting in Australia (in presence and remote form),

Task 3.7: Workshop and e-round table debate in LU (Portugal),

Task 3.8: Meeting and workshop in UT (The Netherlands),

Task 3.9: International Scientific Conference "New educational strategies in contemporary digital environment” (HSPU, Russia)

D 3.1. Month: 9 - 4 scientific papers, published in the ICTE 2014 Conference proceeding

D 3.2. Month: 10 - Discussion and e-round table debate Analyses and Evaluation of the ICT and Elearning and interculturalcompetencesin Australia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain and Ukraine during presence meeting and on-line videoconference,conducted by CU.

D 3.3. Month: 10 - Monograph Education of children and youth in culturally diverse environments

D 3.4. Month: 11 - Scientific working paper on Contrastive Analyses and Evaluation of the ICT ande-learning and intercultural competences in Australia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine setting out the methodology of the investigation, descriptionof the procedures, data and their analysis, conclusion on the state of the ICT and e-learning competencesand intercultural awareness, suggestions on the factors which contribute to the higher/lower level of theexamined competences and possible solutions to improve the situation at the national level.

D 3.5. Month: 12 - Monograph E-learning and Intercultural Developments in Different Countries

D 3.6. Month: 16 - Scientific paper titled New Educational Strategies in Contemporary DigitalEnvironment, prepared for publish in Scientific International Journal IJCEELL (published during 3 monthsafter sending to the Journal)

D 3.7. Month: 16 - 2Scientific papers, prepared to publish in Scientific International Journal IJWBC(published during 3 month after sending to the Journal)

Work coordination: prof. Tatyana Noskova, HSPU (Russian Federation)

1.To Beneficiary 1 US (Poland) 1 October 2014 – 31 October 2014

ER18 Morze, ER19 Ogneviuk (Veselovska) from Partner 2 BGKU to Beneficiary 1 US

ER20 Romanyukha, ER21 Sadovoy (Skvortzova), ER22 Korobochka (Nakazniy)from Partner 3 DSTU to Beneficiary 1 US

ER26 Noskova, ER27 Pavlova, ER28 Yakovlevafrom Partner 4 HSPU to Beneficiary 1 US

ER 16 TomayessIssa, ER17 Theodora Issa from Partner 1 CU to Beneficiary 1 US2for participate, in particular in the conference Education of children and youth in culturally diverseenvironments 2014, Conference Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning 2014(E-learning and Intercultural Developments in Different Countries) and Workshop (US, Poland);involved in Tasks 3.1-3.3, 3.5 (M2, milestone), deliverables D 3.3, D 3.5, D 3.7.

2. To Partner 1 CU(Australia)1 November 2014 – 30 November 2014

ER2 Ogrodzka-Mazur, ER1 Smyrnova-Trybulska, ER3 GajdzicafromBeneficiary 1 US to Partner 1 CU

ER4 KommersfromBeneficiary 2 UT to Partner 1 CU

ER7 Reis (Delicad),ER10 Esteban fromBeneficiary 3 UEx

ER24 Kapounova, ER25 Malach from Beneficiary 6 OU to Partner 1 CUinvolved in Tasks 3.1-3.3, 3.6 (M2, milestone) for deliverables D 3.2, 3.4, D 3.7.

3. To Beneficiary 5 LU (Portugal) 15 January 2015 – 13 February 2015

3. ER18 Morze, ER19 Ogneviukfrom Partner 2 BGKU to Beneficiary 5 LU

ER20 Romanyukha, ER21 Sadovoy (Skvortzova), ER22 Korobochka (Nakazniy)from Partner 3 DSTU to Beneficiary 5 LU

ER26 Noskova, ER27 Pavlova, ER28 Yakovlevafrom Partner 4 HSPU to Beneficiary 5 LU

involved in Tasks 3.1-3.3, 3.7 (M2, milestone) for deliverables D 3.2, D 3.4, D 3.7.

4. To Beneficiary 2 UT (Netherlands) 15 March 2015 – 14 April 2015

ER18 Morze, ER19 Ogneviukfrom Partner 2 BGKU to Beneficiary 2 UT

ER20 Romanyukha, ER21 Sadovoy (Skvortzova), ER22 Korobochka (Nakazniy)from Partner 3 DSTU to Beneficiary 2 UT

ER26 Noskova, ER27 Pavlova, ER28 Yakovlevafrom Partner 4 HSPU to Beneficiary 2 UT

for participate in the meeting and workshop, Tasks 3.1-3.3, 3.7 (M2, milestone), for deliverables D 3.7.

5. To Partner 4 HSPU (Russia)18 April 2015 – 17 May 2015

ER2 Ogrodzka-Mazur, ER1 Smyrnova-Trybulska, ER3 GajdzicafromBeneficiary 1 US to Partner 4 HSPU,

ER 8 Esteban,ER9 Yuste fromBeneficiary 3 Uex  to Partner 4 HSPU,

ER12 Capay, ER13 Tomanova, E14 Drlik, E15 Kapusta from Beneficiary 4 UKF to Partner 4 HSPU

ER23 Pinto from Beneficiary 5 LU to Partner 4 HSPU

ER24 Kapounova , ER25 MalachfromBeneficiary 6 OU to Partner 4 HSPU for participate, in particular, in the International Scientific Conference New educational strategies incontemporarydigital environment (HSPU, Russia), Task 3.1-3.3, 3.9 (M2, milestone), deliverables D 3.6.