Supporting the digital capabilities of the higher education sector with a specific focus on the skills of our teaching staff.

Digital Wellbeing for Higher Education Lectures (DWEL) is an Erasmus+ project aiming to support the digital capabilities of the higher education sector with a specific focus on the skills of our teaching staff.

In particular the project aims to strengthen educators’ own digital competence, but also to boost the capacity of HEIs to manage the digital transition in a way that combines high quality teaching with the wellbeing of those involved.

 

project OBJECTIVES

The objective of Digital Wellbeing for Higher Education Lecturers -project is to design, develop and implement a new approach to train HEI lecturers and managers in digital wellbeing. The project produces new resources that enable the integration of policy and practice to support digital wellbeing for lecturers and encourage proactive behaviour at personal level. The resources are tested ja refined in collaboration with managers, department heads and lecturers.

Our goals are:

  1. To raise awareness of the importance of achieving a balance between digital teaching and the wellbeing of lecturers who have been rapidly exposed to risks to their physical and psychological health that they have not had to deal with in the past.
  2. To raise the knowledge, skills and practical capacity of managers and leaders of HE institutions develop and introduce plans and policies which create a conducive environment for the digital wellbeing of their lecturers.
  3. To provide HE lecturers with the knowledge and skills to be proactive in safeguarding their own digital wellbeing in order to maintain high quality teaching performance.

 

PROJECT RESULTS

DIGITAL WELLBEING REPORT

THE DIGITAL RESOURCE PACK

THE DWEL ONLINE COURSE

Digital Wellbeing Report is a publication which introduces and analyses the challenges to digital wellbeing as experienced by HEI lecturers and managers as part of the current digital transition DWEL Resource Pack are a series of open resources such as case studies and guides. It enables HEI managers and institute and department heads to develop concrete plans, policy and practice suitable to boost their own organisation’s digital wellbeing performance. DWEL Online Course is an online training course for lecturers. It provides the knowledge and skills to strengthen digital wellbeing in order to maintain high quality teaching performance over time.

 

The Structure of “Digital Wellbeing” in the DWEL Project

THE STRUCTURE OF "DIGITAL WELLBEING" IN THE DWEL PROJECT
The structure of “digital wellbeing” in the DWEL project in four areas: Skills and competence, communality, management and working conditions.

More information

Project Manager
Silja Suntola
silja.suntola@xamk.fi
+358 50 439 0518

RDI Specialist
Riina Hämäläinen
riina.hamalainen@xamk.fi
+358 50 564 8991

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Facts

DIGITAL WELLBEING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LECTURERS

1 November 2021 – 1 November 2023

Project partners

Lead partner: The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Partners: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - Xamk, European universities continuing education network - EUCEN, European e-learning institute - EUEI, the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague and Momentum Marketing Services Limited

Focus areas: Digital economy
Xamk Research Units: Creative Industries

Budget

Total budget: € 290 165

XAMK part of the total budget: € 53 640

Financiers and main source of funding: Erasmus+