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Introduction

The edTech research group at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland and 10 other partner Universities jointly organize a workshop titled: ICT solutions for better education and inclusion.

The workshop approaches the topic of digital exclusion and the inaccessibility of education for disadvantaged groups. It forms a set of challenges that offer the potential for improving the digital competences of teachers across the globe, and can lead to the extensive participation of citizens who have relatively poor access to innovative technologies involved in education, training, and inclusion through ICT.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss and brainstorm about the different strategies and solutions for the teachers to support the inclusion of people with special needs in the society. The workshop will address question such as, what are the pedagogies and technologies to support teaching and learning of people with special needs.

Schedule

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019

Place: B148 (edTech lab), Science Park, Joensuu

Participation: online and physical

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

 13:00 - 13:30    Title: Digital storytelling pedagogy

Speaker: MSc. Ozgur Yaşar Akyar, Hacettepe University, Turkey

 13:30 - 14:00    Title: Teachers’ 21st century skills and competencies to address inclusion

Speaker: Dr. Héctor Roderico, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala

 14:00 - 14:30    Title:  Existing applications/solutions of blockchain in education

Speaker: Dr. Solomon Oyelere, University of Eastern Finland and MSc. Ozgur Yaşar Akyar, Hacettepe University, Turkey

 14:30 -15:00     Title: Open learning environment

Speaker: Dr. Gabriel Barros, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador & Dr. Margarita Zambrano, University of the Armed Forces-ESPE, Ecuador

 15 minutes break

 15:15-15:35      Title: Pedagogical perspectives of learning and inclusion

Speaker: Dr. Regina Motz, Universidad de la República Uruguay, Uruguay

 15:35-16:00      Title: Technological perspectives of learning and inclusion

Speaker: Dr. Nilda Y. Cervantes, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panamá

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

Place: B148 (edTech lab), Science Park, Joensuu

Participation: online and physical

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

 10:00 - 10:30    Title: Introduction to developmental disorders, an approach about accessibility

Speaker: Dr. Cibelle Amato, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

 10:30 - 11:00    Title: Digital inclusion - case study digital Poland of equal opportunities

Speaker: Dr. Łukasz Tomczyk, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

 11:00 - 11:30    Title: Physical education for holistic development

Speaker: Professor Giyasettin Demirhan, Hacettepe University, Turkey

 11:30 - 12:00    Title: Moodle as a tool for academic administration of the virtual pre-university course

Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Costas, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia

 12:00-12:30      Title: Strategies adopted for education and inclusion in Dominican Republic

Speaker: Dr. Darwin Muñoz, Universidad Federico Henríquez y Carvajal, Dominican Republic

 Lunch Break 12:30 - 13:30

 

Time: 13:00 - 15:00 SELI Cafe - Networking and brainstorming

 13:00-13:30      SELI Cafe networking event (Everyone) – at science park main entrance lobby

 13:30-14:15    Brainstorming session 1: Title: Solutions to learning and inclusion in the 21-century, considering different disadvantaged groups

Moderator: Dr. Regina Motz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

 14:15-15:00    Brainstorming session 2:  Title: Stakeholder analysis regarding software solution for different disadvantaged groups’ issues

Moderator: Dr. Ismar Frango, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

 

Enrollment

Those participants who want to earn ECTS credits from the workshop need to enroll before the workshop day.

Please sign up for the workshop latest Tuesday, March 12 by sending an email to Solomon Oyelere, solomon.oyelere(at)uef.fi.

Inquiries, online participation and study credits

Online participation

It is possible to participate to the workshop via Zoom video conference system. Please contact Solomon to sort out the practical arrangements.

Course credits

Master and PhD students at UEF are able to earn 2 ECTS credits from the workshop in the following manner:

1) Follow the entire lecture on March 13 and 14.

2) Participate in the brainstorming session on March 14.

3) Select one of the topic below (i - xi) and write 2-page summary to discuss the topic

i. Framework for smart ecosystem for learning and inclusion

ii. Application of blockchain technology in inclusive education

iii. Digital solution for issues related to learning for different disadvantaged groups

iv.  Open learning environment to support inclusion

v. Teachers’ 21st century skills and competencies to address inclusion

vi.  Digital storytelling pedagogy as a solution for the education of students with special needs

vii. Application of flipped learning to support education of different disadvantaged groups

viii. Pedagogical perspectives of learning and inclusion

ix. Technological perspectives of learning and inclusion

x. Framework to address digital disability divides in a particular context

xi. Application of global sharing pedagogy to support education of different disadvantaged groups

Inquiries

For more information about the workshop, please contact Solomon Oyelere: solomon.oyelere(at)uef.fi

 

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