Aims & Objectives
The consortium's main aims are the achievement of intelligent growth, and building a knowledge and innovation based computer society through raising the quality of computing education, introducing modern innovative technologies in education, sharing knowledge, discussing methodologies, promoting exchange of good practice between all parties.
Specific project objectives are:
- Develop a European Strategic Framework for Computing Education and Training 2020 (EСFCET-2020)
- Develop a European Evaluation Framework in Computing Education and Training 2020 (EEFCET-2020)
- Preparation of recommendations for future digital curricula in Computing Education and Training 2020.
- Develop new didactical theories and learning models for using social media education.
EСFCET-2020 will: 1) Define learning outcomes based curricula and syllabi incorporating enhancement of creativity, innovation and employability skills for bachelors, masters and doctors in Computing, and for their implementation in European higher education institutions; 2) Establish the best teaching modalities, instructional strategies and adaptive learning using social networking tools and environments for computing
EEFCET-2020 will consider an evaluation of curricula and syllabi of bachelors, masters, and doctors in Computing, and their implementation in European higher education institutions. EEFCET-2020 will appraise three factors: Knowledge, Skills and Competences gained from Computing Education and Training.
Both EСFCET-2020 and EEFCET-2020 will use literature reviews, surveys, and expert interviews about approaches, methods and processes.
A set of recommendations regarding the future of Digital Curricula for Computing Education 2020 will be developed and published. These recommendations will deal with pedagogical strategies and approaches that need to be adopted for future digital curricula, as well as technological tools and resources that should be taken into consideration
New didactical theories and learning models for using social media in education will be developed: tested in a group of partner universities. Partners will be familiarised with experiment results at special sessions of e-learning conferences.
Two annual international conferences (Computing & e-Learning) will be organised, one with a Workshop "Advances in high performance information services for digital, multilingual education", and the other with special sessions to discuss the developed models.
Each partner plays an important role in the accomplishment of the aims. The rich experience and results achieved by the previous successful networks ECET, DEC & TRICE also have a positive influence on the accomplishment of planned activities and achievement of project outcomes and products.
The consortium believes that attainment of the above aims and objectives will lead to changing the current position, and address the needs of key players in Computing Education.