Quality label for three Skytte Institute e-courses
Three courses from the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies received an Estonian e-course quality label 2017. The recognition is awarded by the The Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA).
All 11 e-courses submitted from the University of Tartu received the quality label, and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies was the only unit from Tartu to submit three e-courses.
The courses which received the quality label from the Skytte Institute are:
- Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting (Dr Kristjan Vassil, Dr Mihkel Solvak)
- EU-Russia Relations: Between the Vilnius and Riga Eastern Partnership Summits (Anna Beitane, Givi Gigitashvili, Thomas Linsenmaier)
- Social Science Methodology (Prof Vello Pettai)
The course ’ Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting’ was developed by the Centre of IT Impact Studies. The MOOC targets primarily non-ICT students and professionals, working and/or studying in Estonia, who are interested in widening their knowledge about internet voting. The course registration is open until 15.04.2017 at the University’s website.
The course ’EU-Russia Relations: Between the Vilnius and Riga Eastern Partnership Summits’ is a MOOC developed by the students of EU-Russia Studies Master programme as part of their practical coursework, supervised by Junior Research Fellow Thomas Linsenmaier. The e-course also received a special award from the University of Tartu Vice Rector for Academic Affairs in January 2017.
The course of ’Social Science Methodology’ was developed for the methodology module of the Institute’s Master programmes. It combines short videos made with Panopto software with flipped classroom style of blended learning.
The e-course quality labels were announced for the 10th time. It is part of a quality-assurance system for e-courses in Estonian educational institutions.
Additional information: Olga Bogdanova, Vice Director for Academic Affairs at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, olga.bogdanova [ät] ut.ee, 737 6375.
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Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu
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