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.
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):
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
Leader: PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON UNIVERSITY(Greece)
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:
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.