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A project aims to raise the competencies of individual learners to become active members of the knowledge society by enhancing the learning process of students acquiring 21st Century competencies to become autonomous and active learners. The partners include universities from Jordan and the occupied Palestinian Territories working with universities from across Europe. The project aims at improving the quality of teaching and learning at the PC universities through incorporating technological tools consistent with pedagogical best practices and by building the capacity of the universities to evaluate, develop and design e-curricula to be available on an open accessible portal. To achieve these objectives, the project will support establishing a national Center in both Jordan and Palestine to be as a  hub for utilizing best practices in ICT in education . These Centers will facilitate establishing diverse clusters (pool of staff members from target discipline in Engineering and science faculty with multimedia and educational specialists interested in a certain discipline) from universities where an educational specialists  will review the proposed learning material in order to ensure compatibility with the standards; and  multimedia designers who will design the interfaces, activities, presentation, layout and animation included in the e-curricula. 

The objectives of the project include: training and follow up with lecturers/professors on how to develop, share learning objects, and collaborate their e-courses on the portal; establishing a well-equipped national center in both Jordan and Palestine interested in modernizing higher education and moving toward knowledge-based economy; creating a hub of competences aims to improve quality of teaching and learning by building the capacity of the PC universities how to evaluate, develop and design e-curricula; enhancing the cooperation with EU partners through mutual visits to develop strategies how to move from teaching to learning and develop scalable sustainable solutions and creating a pool of experts and clusters of targeted disciplines (Engineering and science) in this area.

The first project meeting took place in Amman in mid-February 2016.

Project team: Karl Royle, Diana Bannister, John Traxler

METHODS Newsletter 02.08.2016 (PDF 787K, Downloads file)