Project Result 2: Innovative instructional models

This result is based on the results of the bibliographic literature review and its goal is to prepare pedagogical approaches and to adopt framework for integrating learning analytics with developed innovative instructional teaching models. Each participating institution has a large experience in teaching online/blended courses, however, in the set scenario with Covid19 pandemic, many new issues have risen.

Gap analysis from the specific needs (between existing and needed/future needs) of each institution is combined with the results from the study in order to best identify what are different set of pedagogical methods that will be best suited for all institutions involved, while keeping in mind current
state of the art in the field.

As part of it, Act2.2 purpose is to define pedagogical methods and innovative
practices, which are suitable to support both blended and online learning. In order to
achieve increased activities and student monitoring the current report offers a set of
innovative instructional methods that will increase the activity and motivation of
students while learning. First, a brief description of instructional methods that will
increase the activity and motivation of students while learning is presented; second,
best practices from each partner university to support both blended and online
learning, and third, a model for blended learning and education as an overall

The activity 2.3 is defined in the context of the Project Outcome 2. It consists of “defining a
framework which will give guidelines on introducing innovative teaching methodologies within
institutions , so that introduction of such methodologies can be systematic and sustainable.
Also, the framework will include guidelines on how to include usage of learning analytics
(LA) to monitor student performances, while taking into consideration ethical guidelines for the
responsible inclusion of learning analytics at the institutional level.”
The activity was addressed after the definition of the 2.2 activity and deeply discussed during
León Transnational project meeting (TPM) and Training Week. From this meeting it was clear
that first of all it is necessary to understand the LA context of each of the involved institutions and reflect about it. This was done through a survey to the trainees of the institutions, the results
and instruments employed can be seen in report below.