The Digital Learning Module
The digital learning module applies the didactic method of inverted-classroom, combining phases of self-learning with online seminars let by a tutor/teacher.
In the self-learning phase, the students individually, asynchronous and location-independently acquire knowledge about the history and archaeology of ancient cities by online video lectures and introductory texts. As self-monitoring and motivation, the students attend automatically evaluable tests and exercises after watching the videos and reading the texts.
The phase of attendance will take places as an international online seminar led by a tutor. It will be based on the learning material developed by the members of the project. During the seminar, the students work on specific projects in small groups under the guidance of the tutor and present their results online to the audience of the seminar and discuss it with their peers.
Both video lectures and learning material are open educational resources. Thus, colleagues of higher education institutions or teachers in schools or adult education are highly welcome to use and adopt it according to their own needs.
The pan-European digital learning module composed by the strategic partnership will be incorporated into the curricula of the partner universities in a first step. In a second step the strategic partnership fosters the implementation of the digital learning module in curricula of other european universities in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, History, Architecture and Art History. By attending the digital learning module, the students enhance the quality of their specialised knowledge as well as their language skills, media literacy and critical thinking.
The strategic partnership aims at internationalising the curricula of the partner universities as well as other universities that will use and adopt the digital learning material. Without physical mobility, the students will be introduced to different kinds of research, knowledge,theories and teaching methods. Not only the minority of students spending time abroad will acquire international skills in a globalised world but also the majority of learners who cannot be internationally mobile. The multi-lingual design of the educational material will foster the language skills of the students and attract talents that otherwise would not have come to Europe.