The Project Restart for Education in a Digital Era through Project-based E-learning (RESTART4EDU) advances solutions for implementation of European policies regarding increasing the quality of higher education. The Project stands for innovating teaching and learning methods at academic level by integrating the digital technology in the educational process.
The main innovation consists in the development of methodology of teaching that integrates Project-Based Learning (PBL) with digital technologies. This innovation will lead to a better correlation between the higher education and employers’ expectations, by creating the framework of cooperation between students and specialists from different fields of activity.
Also, this will support the internationalization of the academic educational process.
The debate about teaching practices in higher education has decades and was the core of Bologna Process. Current developments as the Covid-19 Pandemic reveal that by dramatic changes (i.e., switching from traditional face-to-face teaching to online learning) requires best-practice models, worked examples and vocational training for Higher Education staff to meet the requirements of new emerging situations and demands.
RESTART 4EDU will be a best-practice model and knowledge source for project-based and related instructional Higher Education approaches (e.g., problem-based learning, service learning, etc.). So, Covid-19 Crisis might be an opportunity for universities to discuss and reflect about the best educational solutions and implement new methodologies in teaching, learning and evaluation activity.
Handbook for Project-Based Learning implementation in Teaching Academic Courses (with examples of projects, interactive training, and video lessons)
Experimental Research on Implementing Project-Based Learning method via digital resources (1 Scientific Article)