The pandemic and its impact on all levels of education with the compulsory conversion of nearly all offered courses in an online form, has brought foreword the need for support for both educators and learners to develop digital skills, given the fact that either the educators or the students were properly equipped with the necessary methodology for blended or distance education. Additional difficulties arose in the teaching of science courses that require students’ hands-on interaction to develop not only knowledge but also skills.
The STEM – DIGITALIS project aims at designing and developing blended and distance learning environments for teaching prospective science teachers advanced STEM topics.
Particularly, the specific objectives of the project are the:
Development of innovative digital teaching scenarios on advanced STEM topics
Development of teaching and learning strategies that promote meaningful use of digital technologies for teaching advanced STEM topics in blended and distance learning environments
Development of an open-access educational platform where digital teaching material on advanced STEM topics may be shared across Europe in diverse educational, economical, and cultural contexts
Development of guidelines and recommendations for teaching prospective science teachers advanced STEM topics in online environments