12 February 2021 –
On 10th February 2021, BSU staff involved in the project iHub4Schools met with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara Autonomous Republic and the heads of educational resource centers. The meeting aimed at a detailed introduction of the project objectives, expected outcomes and establishment of cooperation between Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara within the project framework.
The present-day educational system faces new challenges: schools are relatively better equipped with new technologies. However, technology in schools does not necessarily lead to changes in learning outcomes. Policy level decisions, investments in the ICT and professional programs do not seem to be enough to force widespread educational change. Obviously, schools need methodological assistance based on research that can propose mechanisms to satisfy a strong need for the emphasis of mentoring and peer-learning processes. It can accelerate the whole-school digital innovation in and across schools through establishment of hubs. The participants agreed that the project will play an important role in introducing digital innovations in schools. Criteria and deadlines for selecting pilot schools were agreed with the heads of the educational resource centers.