• Study Visit to the University of Palermo

Study Visit to the University of Palermo


From 9 to 13 October 2023, the Ukrainian and Moldovan teams of the international DEFEP Erasmus+ Ka2 project “Distance education for future: best EU practices in response to the requests of modern higher education seekers and labour market” visited the University of Palermo. The week of the study visit was dedicated to innovative educational technologies in distance education.

The project partners from Ukraine and Moldova got acquainted with digital tools and practices that are successfully used in the educational process by the University of Palermo teachers. As part of the DEFEP study visit, a meeting was held with the Rector of the University of Palermo, where the importance of international cooperation within the framework of Erasmus+ projects was noted. During the week, the Ukrainian and Moldovan DEFEP teams:

✔️ studied the experience of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in University Teaching of the University of Palermo;

✔️ took part in the presentation of the online learning guide;

✔️ got acquainted with the Digital Academy, which is a digital platform of the European University;

✔️ visited classrooms and laboratories for online tests;

✔️ to learn about software tools for organising online learning: Moodle, OpenBadge, EduOpen (Mooc);

✔️ learned about the peculiarities of the functioning of online master’s programmes in International Relations, Politics and Trade, Digital Humanities for the Cultural Industry, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, and Management Engineering;

✔️ listened to the research of Italian colleagues on distance learning and its psychological impact on students.