A more flexible model of learning is at the heart of the ECIU University. The first ECIU University study modules based on micro-modules conception are ready to be launched in autumn semester – first students are welcome to take part.
Open and flexible education modules prepared to delivery fully online. The ECIU University is piloting ways of unbundling, re-designing traditional study programs at universities to smaller micro-modules. The autumn semester micro-modules will be offered by the ECIU partner universities and will be taken from several days to several months. Please see the list of micro-modules in the list below.
One type of micro-modules is related to solving societal challenges provided by industry, region and city municipalities. Micro-modules are developed on the challenge based learning (CBL) methodology. While working on the challenge, the participants: learners, researchers, industry leaders and people in the community may find out that they lack certain knowledge or skills to solve the challenge. They will be given an opportunity to participate in micro-modules related to the challenge they are working on. In some cases, the challenge participants will join other students from Europe to work on a challenge together.
Another type of micro-modules will enable students to learn more about regional and international societal issues. They will have a thematic focus on the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with a specific emphasis on SDG goal No.11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.
In the upcoming school year (since 1st of October, 2020), students from the ECIU member universities are welcomed to have studies in the international groups for open and flexible education (fully online) or face to face by students’ exchange visits to the selected country. For enrolling to the micro-modules, the students should have at least 90 ECTS or a completed bachelor’s degree.
Information how to enrol in micro-modules will be updated in following weeks.