Final conference of the Open Mind project

Open Mind Final event Invitation

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the final conference of the Open Mind project, which will take place on October 17th 2018 (Wednesday) in the VUZF University, hall 501.

The event will get together all partner organizations from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Poland and UK, as well as students, learners, representatives of institutions and social enterprises. During the event we will present the Open Mind products – the massive open online course (MOOC) in social entrepreneurship, the gamified e-learning platform, as well as the achieved results. We will discuss the role of mentors in the learning process and will exchange ideas who to make the learning more attractive, and how to apply design thinking principles to foster innovation.

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09:00 – Welcome – VUZF University

09:40 – An overview of the project – needs and target groups addressed, objectives, activities, partnership. Presentation of the major project results and outcomes. – VUZF University, Bulgaria

09:50 – Virtual tour of the platform. Application of game design in e-learning. – 11235 Ltd, Bulgaria

10:00 – Fostering inclusive entrepreneurship. The Open Mind methodology and approach – Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Greece

10:10 – Presentation of the Open Mind MOOC – University of Sheffield, UK

10:20 – Innovations of the platform. Effect of gamification on learning. – University of Lodz – Poland

10:30 – Coffee break

11:00 – The role of trainers in a gamified e-course – “Dimitar Tsenov” Academy of Economics– Svishtov, Bulgaria

11:10 – How to make learning attractive – messages from the project information campaign, presentation of videos from the Open Mind Workshops – Business Foundation for Education,Bulgaria

11:20 – Key findings from the Policy report with impact assessment of results – University Titu Maiurescu, Romania

11:30 – Discussion on opportunities for multiplication of results on national and EU level, quality and relevance of the produced intellectual outputs, their innovation character and multiplication capacity of the applied methodology.

12:00 – Lunch break

13:00 – Presentation of students’ final tasks and pitch session

13:30 – A workshop on innovations in education and policy making using design thinking approach

14:30 – Summary and closure of the conference.

Open Mind project, No: 2016-1-BG01-KA203-023754, has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.