The pandemic situation had a strong impact on society worldwide, and the education system was not resilient to it. This is why stakeholders from different sectors have to jointly work, exchange practices in order to mitigate the consequences and ensure that citizens competently and ethically use digital tools in order to exercise their rights and responsibilities, and reap out the benefits of digital transformation.
Upon the invite of the Humboldt University Berlin and the South East European University (North Macedonia), Metamorphosis participated in the DAAD 2023 workshop “The impact of pandemic years to informatics education: review and next steps“ as the only representative of the civic sector among university teachers and other academic representatives. The workshop was held between September 3-9, 2023 in Shkodra, Albania, with academia coming from Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. The workshop was based on the DAAD programme “Dialogue with Universities at Western Balkan“, with the aim to collect and exchange experience of informatics education during the last years.
Mila Josifovska Danilovska, programme manager in Metamorphosis Foundation participated in the workshop and shared the many initiatives of Metamorphosis in introduction innovation in education, also shedding light to the impact that digital transformation has had on education and the e-services that citizens need and use.
“All of Metamorphosis projects carry a significant capacity-building component aimed at not only educating but also transforming the educational process using online and offline methods. A core focus of our capacity building efforts is the introduction and promotion of digital tools to enhance the learning experience. By leveraging technology, we aim to elevate educational outcomes, facilitate greater access to resources, and prepare citizens for a digitally interconnected world. Our commitment is not just to educate, but to empower through digital innovation.” – she shared.