INGENIOUS-strengthenINg diGital pEdagogy skills aNd competencIes Of edUcatorS

Period: 01.03.2021
- 28.02.2023
Programme: ERASMUS+



Dr. sc. ing.
Boriss Misnev
Engineering Faculty
Boriss Misnev

Academic degree and current position in TSI: professor, leading researcher of the Engineering Faculty, Director of Bachelor in Computer Science programme.

Previous experience: Rector and more than 10 years a Vice-rector for Education Affairs for Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI), Software Engineering team lead and Quality Manager at SWH Technology (later Exigen Latvia).

Membership: LZP expert, AIC expert; Reviewer (member of the committee) in several international conferences (IADIS ML 2009-2019, ICALT 2009, ICEE/ICIT-2014 etc.); Member of the Editorial Board of the International Women’s On-line Distance Learning Journal (WOJDE, ISSN:2147-0367); TSI Representative for Europe Informatics (Informatics Latvia); TSI Member of the Senate; MIP-2006-2018 Chairman and member of the Organizing Committee (TSI, Riga, Latvia); Member of the Latvian Operations Research Society; Member of the Latvian Association of University Professors.

Academic experience:

  • university lecturer with 40 years of experience (all types of teaching, including distance learning)
  • expert in the development and evaluation of university programs.
  • good knowledge of education and software development quality control processes (currently conducting quality audits at international level)
  • scientist in the software development industry
  • experienced university education process administrator
  • academic internship and lecturing abroad (University of Manchester, UK -1994, Ottawa University, Canada – 1995, University of Hagen, Germany – 1999, University of Florence, Italy – 2008, University of Murcia – 2014, European Humanitarian University, Lithuania – 2018, Vilnius Tech University, Lithuania – 2021).

Author of more than 50 scientific and academic publications, 3 textbooks.

Teaching at post- and graduate level: Information and Software Systems Quality Models, Scientific Seminar (MSc in Computers Science, MIS, TSI); Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Transport Modelling, Introduction into Computer Science (Bachelor in Computers Science, TSI); etc.

Participation in projects (2013-2020):

  • ERAF Project “Strengthening the academic staff of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute in the areas of strategic specialization” Nr.″ Nr., Supervisor (2018-2020).
  • INTERREG CB 2010-2020 Project “Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education” (EDU-RAIL), Leading Researcher (2015 – 2018).
  • ERASMUS+ project iSECRET “Implementation of Software Engineering Competence Remote Evaluation for Master Program Graduates”, ID – 2015-1-LV01-KA203-013439, 2015-2017, Project Manager (2015-2017).
  • FP7: Enhancing  transfering of Intelligent Transportation System innovations to the market (TTRANS), 2012-2015, Leading Researcher (2013).

Research Interests: Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Process Maturity, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Forensic, Quality Management Systems, Online Pedagogy and E-learning.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses (number): Promoted 1 Doctoral, more than 30 Master theses and more than 50 Bachelor theses and was official reviewers of 3 PhD theses.

Awards: (2017) Nomination for King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa UNESCO Award for the use of ICT in Education by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.(2019); acknowledgments by Ministry of Education and Science (2005);acknowledgments by Latvian Education Fund.

Project Number: 2020-1-EL01-KA226-VET-094871
Total Budget – 256 206 EUR



  • Cleantech Bulgaria Ltd. (Bulgaria)
  • Confederation of the employers and industrialists in Bulgaria KRIB – The voice of Bulgarian Business (Bulgaria)
  • STYRIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK (Stajerski Tehnoloski Park d.o.o.) (Slovenia)

INGENIOUS-strengthenINg diGital pEdagogy skills aNd competencIes Of edUcatorS is an Erasmus+ project that addresses the issue of digital illiteracy among VET educators by exploiting innovative ICT technologies. The ICT technologies used in the project’s framework are the VOOCs (Vocational Open Online Courses) platforms, which offer networked learning content without the need for physical movement. The project’s outcomes will promote sustainable innovative methods and tools for teaching, training, learning, and assessment implemented on contemporary platforms, with the ability for adaptability and flexibility.

The objectives of the project are setting a framework for assessing digital competencies of VET educators, designing, and implementing the training path via the VOOC platform, while taking into account their needs and the degree of digital accomplishment they possess. The project will also conduct a pilot study to validate the whole process by deriving educational material from the field of green economy that has great potential to be applicable in a variety of modern industries and SMEs.

This project is carried out transnationally, as:

  • It clusters together the knowledge, information and best international practice about VET education.
  • It allows enhanced access to international educational best practices, which can be used and compared, and exchange of knowledge.

The main aspiration of the partners via this project is to offer an education tool for immediate use that will ultimately bridge the gap of digital skills acquisition among European VET educators.


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