Project be-com tests and implements innovative practices in Higher Education targeting both instructors and students. Both groups indicate the need to modernize teaching methods and improve digital and communication skills. Digital competence is one of the eight key competencies in the lifelong learning process necessary for full participation in an increasingly digital life society. In response to the indicated needs, the project‘s main objective is to strengthen the cooperation between 5 partners’ institutions in the area of teaching communication skills as well as to increase their internationalization through working out and disseminating new educational tools and exchanging good practices.
The specific objectives of the project are:
· Promotion of the idea of the use of ICTs and open educational resources in higher education
· Enhancing the quality and relevance of students’ knowledge from 4 European universities taking part in testing and evaluation
· Equipping academic instructors from 4 partner universities with modern didactic tools for students, responding to the needs of the modern labour market
EUC, as a partner, will play an important role in enhancing the quality and relevance of users’ knowledge and skills and in this way improving the quality of higher education. EUC will also be part of the deployment of a Digital toolbox for both an effective AND secure communication in the era of web 2.0.
Professor Maria Meletiou-Mavritheris, Head of Education & Training Services, heads the EUC Team for the implementation of the be-com project.