On 4 – 8 December 2023 Rasa Balynienė, Head of Information Technologies Department, lecturer; Aušra Stravinskienė, lecturer; Edita Griškėnienė, dr Dalia Šablevičienė, Marijona Šumskienė and Birutė Rakauskienė, lecturers and STEAM center methodologists participated in the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) for academic staff “Interactive training – what, when and how” at Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Estonia.
The training consisted of theoretical and practical parts. Presentations were made by dr Olga Ovtcharenko (Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Sciences) “Interactive tools for learning”, dr Daiva Makutėnienė and dr Andrius Čeponis (VilniusTech University) “Distance learning for Master studies”, lecturer Ieva Jurane (Riga Technical University) “Test use in teaching”, dr Emlyn David Qivitoq Witt “BIM-enabled learning”, prof. Dr Marco Alvise Bragadin (University of Bologna) “4D BIM Modeling for Construction Management”, dr Tiia Rüütmann (Tallinn University of Technology) “Education in Engineering and the effective use of interactive tools” and prof. Dr Irina Klizienė (Kaunas University of Technology) “Neuropedagogy, a new approach to education”.
During the practical sessions led by lecturers Olga Ovtcharenko, Konstantin Tsygankov and Elena Safiulina, the participants performed and created tasks using interactive tools in the Moodle environment. Interactive books on the topic of environmental sustainability were created using interactive teaching aids and tools. In order to improve pedagogical and practical competences, the working teams consisted of three participants from different countries.
The BIP participants visited renovated laboratories and the library of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), they also discussed new opportunities for cooperation in strengthening the internationalization of partner institutions, the students were invited to participate in the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences.