PLACEDU Project Launches The Digital Social Place

18th of September, 2023

 

The PLACEDU Project Consortium has launched the project Meta Platform, a distance learning area that covers both the distance learning tools currently used by HE and new ones.

At present, teachers often feel lost and experience anxiety about how to switch everything to e-learning. Thus the platform next to our developed training course for teachers gathers all different knowledge on e-learning and how it can be enhanced in order to avoid creating the loss of students motivation, students social skills, students communication, students hands-on experience.

The place focuses on the tools that enable next level online education independently from the COVID-19 recovery. This means that the focus of the metaplatform shifts away from extreme times which are being experienced by HEIs, at the same time enabling them to rethink their teaching delivery after the pandemics. The platform creates a new narrative of how e-learning can be enhanced (i.e. promoting interaction between online students, utilizing blended learning environments, monitoring the students for signs of social isolation, peer-to-peer activities, etc.).

Project coordinator Žemartas Budrys states: “Metaplatform is a living organism that has different tools, methods, trainings that are not necessarily created by our team but also by other stakeholders, who are sharing their best practices. Hence, this extends the content and provides more comprehensive overview of e-learning pros and cons.”

 

CSI’s project manager for PLACEDU, Foteini Papadopoulou, stated:

The metaplatform contains training materials, best practices, methods, and tools developed during the PLACEDU project. This is the place to learn how online learning can be enhanced. As a “meta” platform, users are invited to contribute content.

The PLACEDU Digital Social Place is here

The PLACEDU project is implemented by 7 partners from 6 countries: Lithuania (XWHY and Vilnius University), Slovenia (University of Ljubljana), Cyprus (CSI), Belgium (OTB International), Iceland (University of Island), and Greece (KMOP Education & Innovation Hub).

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission