SHOUT4HE First Newsletter - May 2019

SHOUT4HE FIRST NEWSLETTER Issue 1 SHOUT4HE First Newsletter May 2019 ‘SHARING OPEN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES USING TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION’ (SHOUT4HE). Research Overview Research Partners HE teaching skills are best addressed not within a single university or an individual country, but rather through transnational cooperation between HEIs to develop best practice and innovation. International collaboration is particularly crucial in the case of open educational practices, which we believe are the key for university pedagogy to keep pace with an increasing pervasive and sophisticated digital era. This is the foundation for our current Erasmus+ project ‘SHaring Open educational practices Using Technology for Higher Education’ (SHOUT4HE). There are five university partners (Bordeaux, Cardiff, Hasselt, Limerick, Nice), in four countries (Belgium, France, Ireland, the UK), all of whom are involved in HE teacher education. Research Objectives 1. develop a Recognition framework for effective use of technology in Higher Education (HE) teaching. 2. design an e-Platform for sharing open education practices and resources. 3. create a set of e- Resources via our Community of Practice for HE teachers. Each partner is working with several local HE teachers covering a wide variety of disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical experience with the goal of recognising, developing and sharing innovative practice with technologies. IN THIS ISSUE Meet the Universities A brief introduction to each of the five universities that are contributing to the research. The resultant framework, e-platform, open educational practices, and e- resources will be freely available and widely disseminated with the aim of achieving longer term impact on individual HE teachers but also more generally on university teaching and professional development programmes. Meet the Staff An overview and picture of each member of staff involved in the research project.