An international Erasmus+ project, ˝Innovating Learning Design for Higher Education˝ (iLed), under the coordination of the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, started on October 3, 2022.

The three-year project worth 400.000 EUR will be focused on supporting the further digital transformation of higher education and a meaningful, effective shift towards digital education by innovating learning design based on the concept of learning outcomes and student-centered curricula, in line with Bologna principles.

The project gathers renown partners from different countries:

  1. Faculty of Organization and Informatics & School of Medicine (Croatia)
  2. J.W. Goethe University (Germany)
  3. Oulu University (Finland)
  4. The Open University (United Kingdom)

All iLed activities will be centralized in 5 work packages :

WP n°1 Project management
WP n°2 Upgrading the LD concept & tool
WP n°3 Validating LD in authentic online and blended L&T environments, based on LOs and using LA inventory (methods & tools)
WP n°4 Using LD to support the implementation of innovative digital pedagogies in course restructuring/enhancement/ improvement
WP n°5 Enhancing digital pedagogy competences of teachers through open educational resources

“This project shows that FOI is, with its partners, making a step forward in innovations by using interdisciplinary approaches in the development of new concepts and tools competitive on the international level. It uses interdisciplinary knowledge and skills of partners in the field of educational technologies and science, mathematics (analytics) and informatics (design and tool development) in order to promote a modern way of learning”, Full Prof. Blaženka Divjak, Ph.D., the project coordinator, has stated.

Through this project, innovation of learning design will be enabled by further development and construction of a novel concept and an original tool called "Balanced LD Planning" (BDP). The idea and concept of the BDP tool represent a result of a previous Erasmus+ project titled “Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education” (RAPIDE). Through the pilot phase, the BDP tool was used to design more than 200 courses in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Besides the planning and enhancement of teaching and learning, the project aims to support the idea of micro-credentials and digital credentials, which support lifelong learning and European mobility.

The first project activity, the Pre-kick-off meeting will be held in October 2022.