Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third CATAPULT Consortium meeting, which was to be hosted by Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS, Finland) on 1-2 April 2020, took place online. The objectives of the consortium meeting were to (1) review feedback from course participants and Advisory Board members on O3 (LSP teaching MOOC, see below), (2) plan course content revisions accordingly, (3) finetune the course participants' certification procedure (O5) and (4) review and give feedback on the beta versions of the Community of Practice platforms (O4).
The second short-term staff training event, which was to take place at TUAS in the same week, also took place online as webinar sessions thanks to Poppy Skarli's and Katriina Vesanen's combined effort. This 3-day event included sessions on innovative pedagogies ("Innovation Pedagogy in TUAS" by Minna Scheinin, "Case Studies of Integration and Assessment in LSP" by Tiina Hirard), e-learning and e-teaching of languages ("The Role of an Online Teacher- Guidance and Support Online" by Marjo Joshi, "Quality Assurance Criteria and Authentic Material Usage in Online Learning Environments" by Sanna Simola), Learning Management Systems (LMS) for language education ("Virtual Learning Management systems: What’s on the Cloud?" by Susanna Saari), gamification in language learning and teaching ("The Psychology of Gamification in Language Learning" by Werner Ravyse).
Screenshot from Marjo Joshi's "The Role of an Online Teacher- Guidance and Support Online"