The syllabus will contain a series of modules, such as Innovation brokerage, Agroecology and HNV farming, Local produce valorization. The experts involved in creating these will come from the disciplines of rural development, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, social sciences, marketing and business, ecology, conservation biology, forestry.
The IO2 will be constructed with the main aim to enable the online learning by the project students, both participating in the summer school and not. The IO2 will provide foundational knowledge for a more interactive and creative learning environment of the summer school. The participating teachers will gain experience with creating and implementing online teaching. Any other learner interested in the subject can also use this post-project. Through this, it has a potential to deliver such intangible impacts as improved educational outreach and training in skills regarded necessary in the peripheral rural areas.
– To draft a general outline of the syllabus with a list of topics that the partnership can address and options of the delivery with their pedagogical underpinning.
– Based on the experiences from the internal and in interaction with the professionals in online teaching, to outline the delivery approaches feasible for the partnership and draft the syllabus.
– To critically assess the draft syllabus against the results of the assessment of the education needs and gaps for the sustainable development of the EU peripheral areas, and re-adjust the content and delivery (e.g. training for skills) according to the employers’ expectations.
– To create the content (e.g. slides, online and recorded presentations) that corresponds to the learning outcomes, including interactive tasks and self-evaluation tools; to elaborate the assessment criteria. This will require a series of commenting rounds, possible requests for specific input from outside the partnership, or integration of other open source materials. The content will also include the outputs from IO3 (Bank of Case-Studies).
– To implement the course into the online format in collaboration with the IO4 (coordinator GMIT) and support of IT education professionals.
– To pilot the course, also with selected students, before making it fully operational for the project students.
– To deliver the course, as an interactive e-learning activity, to the students chosen from the partners. Some of the instruction will happen in real time (e.g. in Zoom or other open e-platforms) and some through recordings made in advance. Includes evaluation of the student performance, also for the digital open badges (in IO4).