Join the Call for best inclusive and flexible eLearning or blended learning practices 2019

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Join the Call for best inclusive and flexible eLearning or blended learning practices 2019

24.01.2019 15:22

Equal access to higher education for students with the greatest diversity of backgrounds, experiences, learning styles and abilities is becoming a very important priority for higher education institutions. It is also a legal requirement in Europe. We invite higher education institutions (HEI) in Finland, Norway, Sweden and the UK to submit their initiatives and best practices. 

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The purpose of European legislation is to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the internet and mobile apps, to participate in society to a fuller extent and to lead a more independent life. Equal access includes access to the educational environment, access to teaching materials and an inclusive student life through blended and eLearning channels. 

The Call is organized to highlight inclusive and flexible best practice in higher education. The aim is to develop a freely available corpus of best practices in this area to help staff in higher education institutions to support the widest diversity of students, regardless of backgrounds, experiences, learning styles and abilities. To stimulate development of this corpus, we are launching a Call for higher education institutions to present their current  best practices initiatives for inclusive and flexible education.  These might be initiatives at the level of the whole institution or by a particular group within the institution, either a group responsible for directly teaching students (such as an academic department or team responsible for a particular degree) or a support group (such as the library or the student records team). Please join the hunt of best practices for inclusive Higher Education 2019 (http://hamk.fi/tinel)

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 31 March, 2019, (closing time at 23:59 EET (GMT+2))
  • Results and feedback provided to entrants: 17 May, 2019
  • Announcement of the winning entries at the Best European Universal Design in Higher Education 2019 Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland: 28 – 29 August, 2019
  • Publication of winning entries on the TINEL Project website: 30 August 2019.

For enquiries, please contact your respective country’s contact:

  • Finland: contact person for universities of applied sciences Merja Saarela,
    merja.saarela(at)hamk.fi
  • Finland: contact person for universities Tarja Ladonlahti, tarja.ladonlahti(at)jyu.fi
  • Norway: Anne Britt Torkildsby, anne.torkildsby(at)ntnu.no
  • Sweden: Håkan Eftring, hakan.eftring(at)certec.lth.se
  • United Kingdom: Helen Petrie, helen.petrie(at)york.ac.uk

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