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30 Jan, 2019

30 January, 2019 Teachers sum up the results of the retraining at the meeting of the NPUA rectorate

On January 30, 2019 at the meeting of the Rectorate of NPUA, the reports of the teachers on the results of retraining in the framework of the project "ERASMUS+ PRINTEL" in a number of European partner universities were considered. At the meeting, which was presided over by the Rector of NPUA Professor V. Z. Marukhyan, also participated the working group of the project "ERASMUS+ PRINTEL.

At the meeting, the project coordinator from the NPUA, Vice-rector R. Aghashyan presented the main objectives of the project and the criteria for the selection of the teachers to participate in short-term training courses in European partner universities.

Then, at the meeting, the teachers presented the features of the retraining courses, emphasizing the expediency and prospects for the application of the new technologies in the NPUA.

In particular, K. Khudaverdyan presented the work done on the basis of the educational electronic platform within the subject of “Hybrid/blended teaching and learning” in FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ). Tools for developing online learning materials, the group projects, and online-portfolios to support students’ reflection processes were also presented.

A. Abramyan presented information on TPACK, ADDIE, and SWOT specific models on the course of "Active learning", SMART formulation of Learning Objectives, and advances in Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. The training took place in KU Leuven, Belgium.

Mary Ghazaryan described the Lightboard model, which was presented at the University of Linkoping (Sweden) on the subject of «ACTIVE LEARNING» and its application in the process of active learning, the process of SMART formulation of the Learning Objectives, advances in Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, Flipped Classroom teaching method.

Ella Hovhannisyan presented the training outcomes of the lectures and practical classes on the course of “Video as a Teaching and Learning Tool for Teachers and Students” studied at the University of Porto, in particular Panopto applied software package as a Video Platform for Higher Education.

Armen Hovhannisyan presented information on studied at the University of Barcelona course of «Active Learning and ICT-enhanced teaching: M-learning and gamification». The course covered such topics as active learning tnteraction Tools: sli.do, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, as well as digital Infographics in active learning and basic concepts of gamification.

All the presentations were accompanied by active discussions, during which the importance of localization of programs, dissemination and application of the acquired experience were noted, as well as thanks were expressed to all participants for the work done.

Summing up presentations and discussion which lasted about two hours Rector of NPUA Professor V. Marukhyan proposed to supplement the mandatory programmes division of the Continuing Education and Faculty Development Centre with new course "Modern teaching technologies", which will be based on the materials developed by teachers trained in the framework of the "ERASMUS + PRINTEL" project. The proposal was adopted unanimously.