ERASMUS + Project for Empowering Digital Competences of Teachers with Designing Digital Learning Materials Through Gamification: Empower Digi Teach

Akpınar E., Kahyaoğlu Erdoğmuş Y., Kuzu Demir E. B., Çite S.

3 rd International Conference on Educational Technology and Online Learning , Balıkesir, Turkey, 20 - 23 June 2023, pp.118

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Balıkesir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.118
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of technology on learning and teaching environments depends on how it is used correctly and effectively. It is very important to use technology in the learning-teaching process in line with the objectives of the course and to take precautions against possible technological damages. with the importance of technology in the learning and teaching process, there is a great need for teachers with digital competence. Because it has become critical for teachers to have digital skills to prepare students for the digital age and advance their own professional development. There are many dimensions of digital competence related to the need for teachers to use technology and be digitally competent, and these need to be brought to teachers. In this context, the project entitled "Empowering Digital Competences of Teachers with Designing Digital Learning Materials Through Gamification (2022-1-TR01-KA220-HED-000089215/Empower Digi Teach Project" has been prepared in order to meet the needs of teachers and prospective teachers by bringing together higher education institutions that have a common problem with teachers' digital competencies in Europe and to meet their needs by developing digital competencies of teachers. The project aims to create a gamification-based learning management system integrated with the microcompetence framework to support the development of teachers' digital competencies. The system will be open-source and will incorporate gamification features along with microcredentials to promote motivation and collaboration among teachers. In this study, the project is introduced in general and the needs of teachers to improve their digital competencies are discussed. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein