international convention on information,
communication and electronic technology
Grand Hotel Adriatic Congress Centre and Hotel Admiral,

September 27 - October 1, 2021, Opatija, Croatia


WS1 - Digital Transformation of Educational Institutions

MIPRO and Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin

Workshop chairs:
Nina Begičević Ređep and Katarina Tomičić-Pupek (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin, Croatia)

Project chair:
Nina Begičević Ređep (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin, Croatia)

Katarina Tomičić-Pupek, ktomicic@foi.hr (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin, Croatia)

Digital technologies are among the main change accelerators that can drastically transform educational systems. Today educational institutions (EIs) must be innovative and strategically managed to be able to fulfill their mission in the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation. The implementation of evidence-based decision making is an issue of the highest priority needed for digital transformation. Strong leadership and strategic planning, as well as the systematic implementation of digital technologies, are prerequisites for the digital transformation of educational systems and institutions.
Digital technologies in EIs promise to empower transformation of business, learning and teaching processes, to enhance competencies and skills of students and teachers in digital literacy and beyond, to boost readiness for facing challenges in the labor market. It enables EIs to implement transformation by using group learning, project-based learning, hybrid learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the global delivery of materials, student interactions, transforming learning communities with digital pedagogy. The use of digital technologies and open educational resources enables self-directed and choice-based learning. In the case of treating digital technologies as an instrument for supporting educational learning and teaching, strategic planning of transforming these processes plays a crucial role – becoming digital is a necessity more than a commodity.

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