Project Number: 2021-1-LT01-KA220-HED-000023277
Implementation period: 01/01/2022 – 31/08/2023
Problem to be addressed
The pandemic has forced various educational institutions to adopt an online teaching format quickly. From a technological point of view, this was not hard. A major challenge is the teaching methodology: learning online makes it more challenging to keep the student at the computer for a long time, as well as to involve the student in the lecture and help him/her avoid ‘distraction syndrome’. Months of lockdown, when teachers and students had to work in the format of distant learning, demonstrated that traditional methods are not optimal, it is necessary to change the approach and help lecturers to overcome the challenges posed by online teaching.
The CityGo project aims to develop methodology and materials that enable higher education institutions (HEIs) to perform quality and engaging problem-based learning in a digital environment.
During this project consortium will develop a methodology of efficient teaching/learning in collaborative online communities, where students will solve particular societal challenges on Sustainable City. The community will offer to their members (students and lecturers) a digital content library on relevant topics and a collaborative online platform, where members will meet each other and solve various issues.
- to improve HEIs lecturers competence in creating an engaging and efficient online learning environment;
- to advance competencies of higher education students to learn efficiently in international online communities addressing real-world challenges;
- to create an open-access content library for the modules in the field of Sustainable City that can lay the foundation for effective partnerships between HEIs for Erasmus+ blended mobility;
- to collect findings and best practice and share success factors and challenges of engaging digital problem-based learning in the various cultural and institutional contexts.
- Procedures and strategies for setting up effective challenge-oriented online communities (facilitator’s rules and participants’ policies);
- An open-access digital content library on Sustainable City consisting of at least of 6 modules and laying a solid foundation for quality Erasmus+ blended mobility will be developed;
- At least 30 lecturers will increase their competence in the facilitation of challenge oriented collaborative online communities at 6 HEIs (LT, DE, GR, CZ, PT, PL);
- At least 180 students (including both local and international) from 6 HEIs (LT, DE, PL, CZ, PT, GR) will increase their competence of working on interdisciplinary real-world challenges in the virtual environment of collaborative online communities;
- At least 360 persons from outside the partner institutions will take part in the webinars/workshops (through multiplier events) where they will learn about created results and lessons learned.