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Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH

Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH

Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH

About project

Project title: Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH (OshDigit)

Project ID: – 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094463

Project duration: June 2021 – May 2023, 24 months

Project total costs: 211 266 Eur

Financed by: Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Objectives & Goals:
Main objective: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them practical guidance and training and to equip them with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learning.

  • GOAL I: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them guidance and trainin
  • GOAL II: Equip the teachers with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learnin
  • GOAL III: Foster sharing and transfer of best practices and innovative approaches in university-level OSH digital learnin

About project

Project title: Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH (OshDigit)

Project ID: – 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094463

Project duration: June 2021 – May 2023, 24 months

Project total costs: 211 266 Eur

Financed by: Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Objectives & Goals:
Main objective: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them practical guidance and training and to equip them with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learning.

  • GOAL I: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them guidance and trainin
  • GOAL II: Equip the teachers with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learnin
  • GOAL III: Foster sharing and transfer of best practices and innovative approaches in university-level OSH digital learnin

About project

Project title: Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH (OshDigit)

Project ID: – 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094463

Project duration: June 2021 – May 2023, 24 months

Project total costs: 211 266 Eur

Financed by: Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Objectives & Goals:
Main objective: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them practical guidance and training and to equip them with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learning.

  • GOAL I: Enhance digital pedagogic competencies of university teachers in OSH discipline by giving them guidance and trainin
  • GOAL II: Equip the teachers with OSH e-resources and tools for the use in digital learnin
  • GOAL III: Foster sharing and transfer of best practices and innovative approaches in university-level OSH digital learnin

Consortium

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering

VSB Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) is a public institution of higher education which provides tertiary education in more than one hundred accredited educational programmes in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business-related branches. A wide range of Czech and English taught programmes are offered within seven Faculties and two all-University Programmes. More about VSB–TUO.

The Faculty of Safety Engineering (FSE) is the youngest faculty of VSB-TUO established in 2002 in response to the growing demand of practice for highly educated professionals in the area of safety engineering and for related research activities. Graduates can take positions as safety and security engineers and managers in various organizations, fire protection services, as designers, etc. More about FSE.

University of Minho, Portugal

Founded in 1973, the University of Minho (UMinho) is one of the most important and prestigious HEI in Portugal. It is renowned for the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered, for the competence and quality of its faculty, for the level of excellence in research, and for the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society at large. UMinho has a campus in the city of Braga and two other in the city of Guimarães.
The Department of Production and Systems (DPS) was created in 1976 and is located in the two campi of the University: Gualtar, in Braga and Azurém, in Guimarães. More about UMINHO.

AUVA Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt – the Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board, Austria

AUVA is the Austrian Social Insurance for occupational risks for approximately 2.9 million employed persons, 494,000 self employed persons and 1.4 million school children and students. AUVA carwes annually for about 180.000 victims of occupational accidents and pays about 72,000 compensations per year to victims of occupational accidents and industrial diseases. The legal basis for AUVA is laid down in an Austrian law, the Social Security Act (Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz – ASVG).


The main legal duties of AUVA are the following: Prevention of occupational accidents and industrial diseases. First aid in connection with industrial diseases. Occupational medical care. Rehabilitation in rehabilitation centres. Compensation payment (pensions) after occupational accidents and industrial diseases. Research of the most efficient and successful methods and instruments to fulfil these duties. More info about AUVA.

Associated partners

Curtin University
STANT Manufacturing
ENETOSH

Funded by
This project „Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH “ nr. 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094463 is funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Consortium

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering

VSB Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) is a public institution of higher education which provides tertiary education in more than one hundred accredited educational programmes in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business-related branches. A wide range of Czech and English taught programmes are offered within seven Faculties and two all-University Programmes. More about VSB–TUO.

The Faculty of Safety Engineering (FSE) is the youngest faculty of VSB-TUO established in 2002 in response to the growing demand of practice for highly educated professionals in the area of safety engineering and for related research activities. Graduates can take positions as safety and security engineers and managers in various organizations, fire protection services, as designers, etc. More about FSE.

University of Minho, Portugal

Founded in 1973, the University of Minho (UMinho) is one of the most important and prestigious HEI in Portugal. It is renowned for the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered, for the competence and quality of its faculty, for the level of excellence in research, and for the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society at large. UMinho has a campus in the city of Braga and two other in the city of Guimarães.
The Department of Production and Systems (DPS) was created in 1976 and is located in the two campi of the University: Gualtar, in Braga and Azurém, in Guimarães. More about UMINHO.

AUVA Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt – the Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board, Austria

AUVA is the Austrian Social Insurance for occupational risks for approximately 2.9 million employed persons, 494,000 self employed persons and 1.4 million school children and students. AUVA carwes annually for about 180.000 victims of occupational accidents and pays about 72,000 compensations per year to victims of occupational accidents and industrial diseases. The legal basis for AUVA is laid down in an Austrian law, the Social Security Act (Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz – ASVG).


The main legal duties of AUVA are the following: Prevention of occupational accidents and industrial diseases. First aid in connection with industrial diseases. Occupational medical care. Rehabilitation in rehabilitation centres. Compensation payment (pensions) after occupational accidents and industrial diseases. Research of the most efficient and successful methods and instruments to fulfil these duties. More info about AUVA.

Associated partners

Curtin University
STANT Manufacturing
ENETOSH

Funded by
This project „Competent university teachers for digital learning in OSH “ nr. 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094463 is funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Events

Project events

Kick-off Meeting, 16th June 2021, virtual meeting + foto
NEXT MEETINGS
October 2021: Project meeting in Portugal (hosted by UMinho)
April 2022: Project meeting in Austria (hosted by AUVA)
November 2022: Virtual Project meeting (hosted by UMinho)
May 2023: Project meeting in Austria ((hosted by AUVA)

Multiplier events

E1: Round table on good practices in OSH digital teaching (@WOS, 2022)

Round table focused on sharing good practices (as well as bad practices, i.e. what does not work and why) in OSH digital learning will be organized within the 11th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2021), held on 26rd to 29th September in Algarve, Portugal.WOS conferences have been organized on every two years basis under the umbrella of Workingonsafety.net (WOS.net). WOS.net is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work.

E2: Workshop on innovative digital tools in OSH (@Forum Prevention 2023)

Workshop on innovative digital tools in OSH education will be organized as part of the Forum Prävention 2023.Forum Prävention is the annual congress for safety technicians, workplace hygienists and public H&S authorities with more than 1.000 participants. The workshop aims to promote the development of innovative teaching OSH e-tools. The participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with and test some of the tools. Furthermore, they will experience the development of their own teaching material with the use of available digital technologies. University teachers (outside of the partner consortium), other educators and the wider professional public will be invited to the workshop.

Events

Project events

Kick-off Meeting, 16th June 2021, virtual meeting + foto
NEXT MEETINGS
October 2021: Project meeting in Portugal (hosted by UMinho)
April 2022: Project meeting in Austria (hosted by AUVA)
November 2022: Virtual Project meeting (hosted by UMinho)
May 2023: Project meeting in Austria ((hosted by AUVA)

Multiplier events

E1: Round table on good practices in OSH digital teaching (@WOS, 2022)

Round table focused on sharing good practices (as well as bad practices, i.e. what does not work and why) in OSH digital learning will be organized within the 11th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2021), held on 26rd to 29th September in Algarve, Portugal.WOS conferences have been organized on every two years basis under the umbrella of Workingonsafety.net (WOS.net). WOS.net is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work.

E2: Workshop on innovative digital tools in OSH (@Forum Prevention 2023)

Workshop on innovative digital tools in OSH education will be organized as part of the Forum Prävention 2023.Forum Prävention is the annual congress for safety technicians, workplace hygienists and public H&S authorities with more than 1.000 participants. The workshop aims to promote the development of innovative teaching OSH e-tools. The participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with and test some of the tools. Furthermore, they will experience the development of their own teaching material with the use of available digital technologies. University teachers (outside of the partner consortium), other educators and the wider professional public will be invited to the workshop.

Outputs

Intellectual outputs:

O1: OSH Digi Guides

OSH Digi Guides present guides for university teachers on digital learning in OSH with practical tips and examples. It will help and guide the teachers through the core elements of effective implementation of digital technologies into OSH university teaching. The focus will be on higher educator ́s digital pedagogic competences (in accordance with the DigCompEdu framework). The added value of the guides will be the promotion of health and safety when working with digital technologies. Guides will be based on good practices shared among transnational interdisciplinary teams. It will reflect the teachers ́ needs arisen from self-assessment of competences based on the DigCompEdu framework (a pre-assessment was already done and discussed among the project partners to direct and focus the project; comprehensive self-assessment is planned as part of the project to set the competence level of the target group involved).

O2: OSH e-Platform

OSH e-Platform presents a platform for sharing of existing e-knowledge on OSH, which may be advantageously used for university-level education and training of future OSH professionals and specialists. It will include links to own and external publicly available teaching/study resources and tools (webinars, blogs, social networks, Massive Open Online Courses, games, quizzes, videos, documents, etc.), sorted by topic and resource type. The platform will be built with the use of cloud-based tools (e.g. Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive) and canvas-based tools (e.g. Padlet, Trello), enabling sharing and continuous co-development. The selection and implementation of suitable digital tools will be supported by the knowledge and skills gained within O1 development and C1 training. The platform will provide the teachers with the guidelines and overview of up-to-date OSH teaching resources. It will help and guide them through a plethora of teaching resources, enable them to sort the knowledge and have it ready at hand for their teaching.

O3: OSH e-Toolkit

OSH e-Toolkit will contain supporting tailor-made digital teaching tools on current OSH topics. The focus will be on the development of the tools such as motivational videos to study resources and tools to support the students in the self-studying, interactive presentations with audio/video on emerging risks and current topics, interviews with OSH professionals on their attitudes and experiences related to emerging risks and other issues, workplace simulations and videos from real workplaces or videos from laboratory measurements on selected risk factors.

These tools reflect the need to bring the real workplace experience close to the students (in situations when the site visits and onsite training are not possible) and to facilitate the learning process at a distance. The teaching tools will be developed at a high-quality professional level. The toolkit will complement the OSH e-Platform (O2), it brings the missing teaching tools to the teachers. Hand in hand with the platform, it will support the teachers in digital learning, enabling them to be prepared, having a set of tools ready for direct use in teaching. The selection and implementation of suitable digital tools will be supported by the knowledge and skills gained within O1 development and C1 training.

Training activities:

C1: Webinar for university teachers on digital learning in OSH (virtual, February 2022)

Webinar series (5 webinars) for university teachers on selected topics from digital learning in OSH discipline will be developed and realized. The webinars will be based on the intellectual output O1 – the self-assessment of digital competences will drive the webinar ́s focus, the guides for teachers will be implemented. University teachers from the partner organizations actively teaching in the OSH field, will take part in the webinars. Experts from the project consortium together with external ones will be the lecturers/facilitators. Peer-to-peer teaching approach will be applied to support the sharing of knowledge among transnational multidisciplinary teams.

C2: Training workshop for university teachers on OSH digital tools (blended, March 2023)

Training workshop for university teachers on innovative digital tools in OSH education will be developed and realized within the project. The workshop aims to promote the development of innovative teaching OSH e-tools. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with and test some of the tools. They will also experience the development of their own teaching material with the use of available digital technologies. University teachers from the partner organizations, actively teaching in the OSH field, will take part in the workshop. Experts from the project consortium will be the lecturers/facilitators. The workshop is planned as blended, i.e. it will be conducted partly online and partly face-to-face.

Outputs

Intellectual outputs:

O1: OSH Digi Guides

OSH Digi Guides present guides for university teachers on digital learning in OSH with practical tips and examples. It will help and guide the teachers through the core elements of effective implementation of digital technologies into OSH university teaching. The focus will be on higher educator ́s digital pedagogic competences (in accordance with the DigCompEdu framework). The added value of the guides will be the promotion of health and safety when working with digital technologies. Guides will be based on good practices shared among transnational interdisciplinary teams. It will reflect the teachers ́ needs arisen from self-assessment of competences based on the DigCompEdu framework (a pre-assessment was already done and discussed among the project partners to direct and focus the project; comprehensive self-assessment is planned as part of the project to set the competence level of the target group involved).

O2: OSH e-Platform

OSH e-Platform presents a platform for sharing of existing e-knowledge on OSH, which may be advantageously used for university-level education and training of future OSH professionals and specialists. It will include links to own and external publicly available teaching/study resources and tools (webinars, blogs, social networks, Massive Open Online Courses, games, quizzes, videos, documents, etc.), sorted by topic and resource type. The platform will be built with the use of cloud-based tools (e.g. Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive) and canvas-based tools (e.g. Padlet, Trello), enabling sharing and continuous co-development. The selection and implementation of suitable digital tools will be supported by the knowledge and skills gained within O1 development and C1 training. The platform will provide the teachers with the guidelines and overview of up-to-date OSH teaching resources. It will help and guide them through a plethora of teaching resources, enable them to sort the knowledge and have it ready at hand for their teaching.

O3: OSH e-Toolkit

OSH e-Toolkit will contain supporting tailor-made digital teaching tools on current OSH topics. The focus will be on the development of the tools such as motivational videos to study resources and tools to support the students in the self-studying, interactive presentations with audio/video on emerging risks and current topics, interviews with OSH professionals on their attitudes and experiences related to emerging risks and other issues, workplace simulations and videos from real workplaces or videos from laboratory measurements on selected risk factors.

These tools reflect the need to bring the real workplace experience close to the students (in situations when the site visits and onsite training are not possible) and to facilitate the learning process at a distance. The teaching tools will be developed at a high-quality professional level. The toolkit will complement the OSH e-Platform (O2), it brings the missing teaching tools to the teachers. Hand in hand with the platform, it will support the teachers in digital learning, enabling them to be prepared, having a set of tools ready for direct use in teaching. The selection and implementation of suitable digital tools will be supported by the knowledge and skills gained within O1 development and C1 training.

Training activities:

C1: Webinar for university teachers on digital learning in OSH (virtual, February 2022)

Webinar series (5 webinars) for university teachers on selected topics from digital learning in OSH discipline will be developed and realized. The webinars will be based on the intellectual output O1 – the self-assessment of digital competences will drive the webinar ́s focus, the guides for teachers will be implemented. University teachers from the partner organizations actively teaching in the OSH field, will take part in the webinars. Experts from the project consortium together with external ones will be the lecturers/facilitators. Peer-to-peer teaching approach will be applied to support the sharing of knowledge among transnational multidisciplinary teams.

C2: Training workshop for university teachers on OSH digital tools (blended, March 2023)

Training workshop for university teachers on innovative digital tools in OSH education will be developed and realized within the project. The workshop aims to promote the development of innovative teaching OSH e-tools. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with and test some of the tools. They will also experience the development of their own teaching material with the use of available digital technologies. University teachers from the partner organizations, actively teaching in the OSH field, will take part in the workshop. Experts from the project consortium will be the lecturers/facilitators. The workshop is planned as blended, i.e. it will be conducted partly online and partly face-to-face.