Excellence in teaching and skills development
AGME brings Agile Methodology in virtual education and online learning
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global crisis, also severely impacting the education and higher education sector. But it can a catalyst of innovation and changes.
AGME methodology and teaching guide
Digital Training Toolbox for online education
AGME Evaluation tools and pilot testing
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global crisis, affecting not only health and economic concerns, but also severely impacting education and higher education institutions globally. The unprecedented challenges posed to the educational sphere have left students, teachers, researchers, and their families to abruptly shift their whole lives online, with little to no preparation. Some of the greatest challenges reported from the educators included assignment and assessment methodologies, pedagogy and soft skills of online teaching, technology specific for online teaching, and emotional engagement with the learners. Although each of these challenges poses great threat to the quality of education, and therefore the success of future generations, AGME views the situation as a catalyst for the innovation and change that has been needed in education for much time. AGME comes together as a partnership of four higher education institutions and one enterprise across five different European countries to deliver innovative solutions to the greatest educational challenges of the century. By basing the project on specific research carried out in these institutions and globally, AGME can directly address the needs presented by educators and learners in each of the programme countries. This will be done by using agile methodologies in virtual education and online learning to create a teaching guide specifically designed around the concept of redeveloping what we now know of as online education by bringing something new into existence, which is originally built to be virtual, rather than simply changing traditional face-to-face teaching methods to the online classroom. These methodologies will be paired with an innovative digital-skills virtual toolbox, including a virtual environment, training program, didactic center, webinars, and more. As we bring these tools into existence, online education will become the new normal, as educators and learners find that traditional classroom methods are not only outdated, but also no longer necessary when all parties obtain the necessary tools and methodologies to flourish virtually. AGME aims to promote excellence in teaching and skills development and tackle skills gaps and mismatches by providing innovative practices in a digital era.