On November 28, 2023, a new meeting of the international partners of the Erasmus + project FTDCHE -Fostering the Transversal Digital Competences in Higher Education- took place at the University of Malaga (Spain). Its School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted researchers from the University of Applied Sciences of Leuven-Limburg (Belgium), the University of Primorska (Slovenia), the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania) and the University of Applied Sciences of Šiauliai (Lithuania). It is the second face-to-face meeting held by the members of the project, since FTDCHE began its journey last December.
The FTDCHE project focuses on the creation of an advanced platform for training in digital skills in higher education: Sollertia. On this occasion, partners discussed relevant aspects related to the dissemination of the project through its website and, especially, through the Sollertia Learning Management System, which already has a sample of content for each of the five courses it integrates. Their first lessons can be consulted without prior registration and provide the general outline that will be followed in the remaining 11 topics.
Likewise, the partners established control mechanisms over the quality of translations into the official languages of each member country in order to facilitate dissemination among students who do not master the English language. In this sense, Sollertia constitutes a platform completely integrated with each of the partners’ languages, where both the study contents and the evaluation and self-assessment tests are fully translated.
The possibilities of teaching an official course were also discussed from the academic-administrative perspectives of each partner. The final objective is to provide students with the possibility of receiving official accreditation of the digital competences taught through by Sollertia (equivalent to 10 ECTS). The initial proposal is to hold the course during the spring semester of 2025.
Finally, partners agreed to hold the next Transnational Project Meeting in Hasselt, Belgium, in April 2024 under the auspices of the University Colleges of Leuven-Limburg (UCLL).