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Name of the Project: LOVE.DIST@NCE - Learning Optimization and Academic Inclusion Via Equitative Distance Teaching and Learning

Project Number:  609949-EPP-1-2019-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Coordinator: INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DO PORTO (Portugal)

Type of Project: Erasmus+ Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Capacity Building in Higher Education

Project Lifetime: 15th of January 2020 until 14th January 2022 

Maximum grant: EUR 800.360,00

Oficial website: https://lovedistance.eu/

Erasmus+ project map: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/609949-EPP-1-2019-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP


P1. Instituto Politécnico do Porto (coordinator)

P2. Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

P3. Universidad de Vigo

P4. Technical University of Cluj Napoca (TUCN)

P5. Ilia State University (ISU)

P6. Iakob Gogichashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU)

P7. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU)

P8. Ono Academic College (OAC)

P9. Levinsky College of Education (LCE)

P10. Inter-University Center for e-Learning (MEITAL)

Project Summary:

Project LOVE.DIST@NCE aims to promote inclusive education in Israel and Georgia by widening access to higher education for potential and existing students from vulnerable groups, religious and ethnic minorities, refugees, student-workers and students living at peripheral/distant/rural areas.

General goals for this project include:

- Build capacities in Israel and Georgia that will enable their HE systems to accommodate effective distance learning programs. These capabilities should relate to institutional, staff and student readiness as well as bridging knowledge gaps;

- Develop curricula offer in Israel and Georgia based on distance learning, that responds to the requirements for equity and accessibility of the partner countries HE systems to improve the educational integration of disadvantaged learners in their educational system (identified target groups).

- Facilitate accessibility to teaching and learning materials in electronic format for students from the identified target groups;

- To coach and train faculty members, professional and administrative staff on the design, development, implementation and quality assessment of e/blended-learning and distance education courses;

- Raise the public awareness of access to, equity, and democratization of HE, to promote social inclusion;

- Facilitate transfer of best practices to expand access to, participation in, and successful completion of distance learning programs.

Coordination of the project in ESS / Researchers involved:

Prof. Ângelo Jesus (coordinator)

Prof. André Araújo

Prof. Maria João Gonçalves

Prof. Nuno Rocha