Topic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digitalization of the education system and improvement of teacher competencies
Lecturer: Nikolina Dečman, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb
- analyze the current situation and teaching challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis
- critically evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of using digital technologies in the educational process
- get acquainted with the key goals and expected results of the ERASMUS+ project DIGI4Teach
On Saturday, December 18, 2021, fifty teachers of the economic group of subjects gathered at the County Expert Council meeting organized by the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and our dear member of the DIGI4Teach team - professor Romana Rusek. As a part of the expert meeting, Project Manager of the DIGI4Teach project, associate professor Nikolina Dečman presented the current topic of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digitalization of the education system and improvement of teaching competencies. After getting acquainted with the topic and content of the lecture, the key theses of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the education system in the Republic of Croatia were presented. Furthermore, the current situation was analyzed and all the teaching challenges we have encountered due to the transition to e-learning during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis were presented. The benefits and disadvantages of using digital technologies in the educational process were also critically assessed. Moreover, participants were introduced to current project activities and invited to actively collaborate and complete a questionnaire on their own digital competencies, perspectives and experiences of using digital tools in teaching, advantages and disadvantages of e-learning and other important issues for teaching in the digital age.