The primary reason for applying for CISCOFY is that the majority of this consortium are part of an ongoing Erasmus+ project financed under the COVID-19 call (EU-TeachPaaS) which looks into developing certifications for digital skills for lecturers, students and university administrators. EU-TeachPaaS has a heavy focus on the digital element (based on DigCompEdu), however, as the partners were engaged in digital education for the past months, they noticed (as also supported by reports and literature) that digital skills alone are not enough. 

the following gaps should be better emphasised and complemented with digital skills:

Limited know-how on adopting pedagogical strategies for boosting student happiness, motivation, engagement and performance and successfully embed them in digital formats (for online delivery in higher education and beyond)

Reducing the percentage of drop-outs from online higher education (and beyond) and help educational institutions become more resilient 

Better foster inclusion of groups at risk and personalized education in online deliveries in higher education and beyond 

Strategies for generating brain plasticity and learning connections, creation emotional responses to improve learning, and understanding timing

None of the previous have been successfully embedded in online OERs and online delivery operations internationally due to limited engagement with professional educational product providers.

The overall objective of CISCOFY is to:

Boost the digital readiness, resilience and competences of university lecturers (primary and adult/youth trainers secondary) towards upscaling online education on three main pillars: digital transformation through the development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity, building skills to foster inclusion and representation in digital education and promote and rewarding excellence in teaching and skills development.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, Agreement No 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000022911.
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