Andrei Kolmakow from the Finnish IlonaIT company demonstrates the possibilities of lecture capturing for blended learning, by Andrei Kolmakow.

Photo: Andrei Kolmakow

Leading Innovative Teaching in Higher Education (LITE)

Coordinator Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Contact details

Responsible coordinator Eila Hannula, eila.hannula(at)
Administrative coordinator Suvi Saarinen, suvi.saarinen(at)

Budget €520 041
Duration 3/2013 - 12/2015
Academic field Education


Bethlehem University, Palestine

Brief Description:

The overall objective of the Project is to create better learning outcomes of Bethlehem University (BU) across faculties, improve the use of educational technology, raise the quality of teaching and to create more skilled and trained professionals for Palestinian labour market and society.
Educational technolgy and pedagogical skills are seen as part of the main keys to improve the quality of lecturing at the university and to improve the teaching methods to meet the requirements of the world today.

The direct beneficiaries are academics, key staff and students of BU, who will develop their skills in using new pedagogical methods, technology in education and recognize its potentials in pedagogy.

The key activities include providing concultancy to the team of Centre of Exellence in Teaching and Learning at BU on developing the online services and facilities to support ongoing professional development, conducting workshops, training the trainers and producing an E-Journal for Teaching and Learning for BU and other universities from the region.

Result Area(s):

  • Improved quality and relevance of higher education
  • Improved information management in teaching and learning
  • Strengthened the role and relevance of the HEIs in development

Key Results to be Achieved:

  • The pedagogical skills and technological knowledge of faculty members and staff at BU have improved, the faculty members and staff have skills to use educational technology and the ability to integrate technology in their teaching.
  • The curricula and teaching materials of BU have developed and enriched, and pedagogical solutions are student-oriented.