Ukraine: Digital Transformation of Education under Martial Law
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Bishop
Ukraine has been very successful in a quick turnaround to using digital technologies to support the continuation of education in schools and higher ed, and far more innovative and faster than many global institutions during the pandemic. During this session, speakers from Ukraine will explain how education continues to be offered despite the cruel war against their country and which are the different initiatives that are being implemented.
Coordinator, Institute for Leadership, Innovations and Development, Ukraine
Svitlana SHYTIKOVA (PhD), Project Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office and Higher Education Reform Experts Team – Ukraine, ILID Head of the Board, Institute for Leadership, Innovations and Development Kyiv, Ukraine. Mrs Shytikova has over 20 years of teaching, research and international cooperation experience. Her PhD thesis is devoted to the Implementation of the EU-funded Programs of International Cooperation as a Mechanism for Higher Education Internationalisation in Ukraine. Dr. Shytikova’s track record includes national and international, public, private and civil society organizations as well as European Union, Swedish Institute, Marta KAP, World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency and other International Cooperation Programs. She worked as a Training Manager of the Distance Learning Center of the Global Development Learning Network of the World Bank and is a member of its EURASIA Regional Board. Since 2009 she has been coordinating the Ukrainian National Tempus/Erasmus+ Office team with the mandate to promote and support the international dimension of the EU-funded Programs in education, training, youth and sports in Ukraine. The office team provides support for the implementation of Mobility and Cooperation of Organisations and Institutions Actions projects; search for partnerships, consultations from ideas to projects; challenges on the national specifics for implementation, joint events for projects results promotions, analytics and publications on reforms in education of Ukraine etc. Contacts: @email, www.erasmusplus.org.ua
How Education Has Continued in Ukraine Despite The War, Svitlana Shytikova
Under constant attacks, moreover making the challenges into the opportunities, Ukraine's education is resilient and continues its operation in blended or hybrid mode, depending on the safety measures available.
There is no safe place in Ukraine, however the solidarity within Ukraine and with the International partners provides the possibility to ensure quality education. Education hubs are created with open access to teaching and learning resources, more Erasmus+, Horizon Europe and other Programmes opportunities and projects funded by EU to respond to current challenges and rebuild Ukraine after the victory. We will share good practices of the education responses to martial law.
- New education hubs for teaching and learning.
- Solidarity between Ukrainian and International partners for education quality.
- Ideas for cooperation.
Implementing Distance Learning Resources in HE Institutions in Ukraine, Olha Bershadska
Since 2020 HE institutions all around the world have tried different approaches and online resources to keep the learning process going. With the war, our country this year got into even more challenging situation. There is still the question: how to take the maximum use of these resources?
In this presentation we will look at the factors that might predict if the resource is working for learning outcomes or become just another tool that HE institutions and faculty have heard about but never use.