The 2 days conference will offer interesting topics related to the further development of higher education and the education as whole: curricula changes, dual education, innovation alliances, entrepreneurial education, and university-business cooperation.
“Strategies for Education Survival in a Disruptive Era of Infodemic, Post-Truth C-19, and Misinformation: Ideas for New Biz-Models, Curricula Changes, and Learning Management.’
By Dr. Ronny Adhikarya, USA
Never before, the rate of diffusion of innovation or technology adoption is faster than today, in the use of online/virtual communication tools/process in public education. The slow process of adoption of such technologies in the last 20 years was transformed almost overnight, mainly due to Covid-19 (C-19). Just one illustrated case, the use of Zoom’s virtual audio/video communication technologies increased in 3 months (Jan. – Apr. 2020) from 20 million to 300 million users globally, not only by educators but by the public at large.
The “business-as-usual” in education has changed forever. The era of virtual, cyber/cloud-based, mobile public education is here to stay. There is no turning back to the pre-Covid-19 public education regime.
However, wider-adoption of such technologies in public education is still a human-resource challenge, due to inadequate qualitative mastery of optimal communication technology application & usage, learning strategies & methods, and operational management, by most educators world-wide.
“The changing nature of VET, the changing nature of dual training”
By Radosveta Drakeva, National ReferNet Coordinator, Bulgaria
The Webinar focuses on some latest trends in VET and work-based learning, based on examples from CEDEFOP research and data collection.
CEDEFOP – the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training – is nowadays paying particular attention to the way the content and profile of vocational education and training is changing, responding to changing demands for skills and competences at work and in society at large. The current webinar will address the challenges and opportunities arising from this for the dual training, based on the information available in one of the CEDEFOP’s online tools: Database on apprenticeships in the EU (https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/tools/financing-apprenticeships). Some other functionalities of the database, useful for researchers and policy makers, will be demonstrated too.
“Industrial Mentors and their challenge during the Covid-19 pandemic”
By Oana Nastasă, Vocational Training AHK Romania
In her webinar Oana Natasa will underline the advantages of having specialized persons to supervise student practical placements. It will stress the importance of supervisors for implementation of dual studies and the role they have in checking (jointly developed) curricula requirements are being met.
“Project Funding for Higher Education: EU Trends”
Lachezar Afrikanov, EU project designer and manager, Bulgaria
The webinar will focus on project funding. You will have the opportunity to exchange your ideas and expertise with other participants from different countries. Lachezar Afrikanov will share key sources of funding available under Erasmus+ for higher education institutions and tips & tricks for successful project proposals design.
“The Role of Industrial Mentors. AHK Bulgaria and dual education”
By Karmen Vranchev, AHK Bulgaria
Activities and projects of AHK Bulgaria in the field of dual education. Implementation of the German dual education in Bulgaria. The Role of Industrial Mentors. Train the trainer course for mentors.