International research network for study and development of new tools
and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences (IRNet)

The project is being implemented within the frame of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) supported by the European Commission

The IRNet project aims at setting up a thematic multidisciplinary joint exchange programme dedicated to research and development of new tools for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, distance learning and intercultural competences in EU (Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia) and Third Countries (Australia, Russia, Ukraine). The programme will strengthen existing collaboration and establish new scientific contacts through mutual secondments of researchers. Project duration is 48 months (2014-2017).
The main objectives of the project are:

• To evaluate teaching competences and to suggest effective strategies of implementing new tools in the educational activity;
• To explore indicators of educational effectiveness;
• To analyze teaching competences in usage of innovative forms of education and suggest effective strategies of implementing innovative ICT tools;
• To analyze and evaluate social, economic, law and ethics conditions, as well as methodologies and models of e-learning techniques;
• To evaluate the effectiveness of the existing models/methodologies designed to provide e-learning and enhance intercultural awareness;
• To evaluate and present new models/methodologies for an effective remote collaborative work and improve the ICT in the science of education;
• To transfer knowledge with a view to generating strategic impacts;
• To promote scientific discussion about the integrity of systems of education and work focusing on competence issues in the context of globalization of higher education.
For more information please see project presentations.
Project coordinator is Natalia Morze, Vice Rector on Information and Communication Technologies

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