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Drohobych University delegation paid a working visit to Anadolu University (Turkey)

On January 10-12, 2024, a group of Drohobych State Pedagogical University teachers consisting of Professor Oresta Karpenko, Professor Tetyana Lohvynenko and Associate Professor, Senior researcher Lesya Perhun took part in the next stage of the International ERASMUS+ KA2 “CRED4TEACH” project held at Anadolu University (Eskişehir, Turkey).

During the session “Towards Becoming a MOOC Designer Training” conducted by Jeniz Hakan Aydin, PhD (Head of the Distance Education Department, Open Education Faculty, Anadolu University), the participants representing universities from Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Germany, Portugal, Estonia and Albania got acquainted with the experience of Anadolu University in terms of organizing massive open online courses for 1 million students in different parts of the world.

On the first day of the seminar, the participants were introduced to the system of open and distance learning at the university, the subject of MOOC. It was extremely interesting to see the specially equipped work rooms for teachers who conduct online classes (lectures, conferences, consultations) and special laboratories for creating open online courses, audio and video educational materials, familiarize with the university publishing house for the design and printing of auxiliary educational materials etc.

The second half of the day was dedicated to working in groups, where the participants discussed materials of the open online courses developed by themselves – their structure and content of tasks, a common vision of their pedagogical principles, organizational, methodological and technological approaches to providing feedback and developing criteria for evaluating learning results. The listeners had the opportunity to exchange their first experience, get practical advice on the development and further creation and implementation of MOOC.

The following days were filled with active, joint, creative activities for the exchange of ideas, innovative approaches, and proposals for further work on the development of MOOC. The final stage of the workshop saw the presentation by each group of participants of their own materials for future open courses and the development of curriculum. Thus, further implementation of this interesting and innovative project is still ahead.