The LightCode – Strengthening the digital transformation of higher education through low-code project aims to develop useful educational materials and tools to broaden students’ professional horizons, bringing them in touch with valuable information by developing digital applications and tools using low-code approaches, so that they can take advantage of the numerous opportunities it offers, and thus be better educated and more flexible following the latest trends.
The specific objectives are:
- to discern the needs that exist today in line with the requirements of the post-covid era, in order to strengthen higher education to provide to students of all disciplines digital skills and tools.
- to build confidence and empower faculty members to teach digital skills.
- to develop an extended range of digital skills for students in order to enable them to apply the knowledge and expertise of the discipline they have studied in the digital environment through digital applications and tools.
- to offer a low-code platform at no cost, as all such platforms currently available require monthly subscriptions of demanding amounts.
The LightCode project will implement the following activities:
- a training program for faculty members in order to apply low-code training material more easily, while simultaneously further advancing their professional development towards new technology trends and labor needs.
- an innovative student-centered course that will allow students to exploit the potential of low-level code, without the need for prior knowledge of code development.
- a free low-code platform that will make application development an easy process. Students will create their own projects and applications through the LightCode platform and will have the opportunity to test their ideas through our free and open-source tool.
During its 36-month lifetime, LightCode will directly and indirectly positively impact at least:
- 25 faculty members who will be trained on the training program
- 200 faculty members who will be informed about the training program and the possibilities offered by the LightCode Course
- 2 universities that will implement the LightCode Course
- 80 university students who will participate in LightCode Course
- 200 faculty members who will be informed about the LightCode platform
- 1000 university students who will be registered on the platform
- 3000 university students who will be informed about the LightCode platform.
LightCode at a glance:
- 5 National Reports on the mental health issues of disadvantaged youth and the needed skills of youth workers to respond to those challenges.
- 1 Transnational Needs Analysis Report
- 5 Capacity Building Training programs for youth workers
- 1 online platform
- 5 pilot trials of the digital learning platform
- 5 multiplier/dissemination events