ENHANCE workshop on on-line learning and teaching

1 - 2 JULY 2021


The ENHANCE workshop on on-line learning and teaching is aimed at sharing experiences and lessons learned from the distance learning. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze what went well and wrong, highlight good practices as well as work out conclusions for further actions.

Topics of the workshop will include:

  • organization of on-line learning,
  • assessment of on-line learning,
  • providing various forms of education at a university of technology using on-line tools,
  • reflection on the IT tools used.

The workshop will consist of three parts:

  • presentations on individual experiences concerning on-line teaching,
  • coffee table workshop on possible improvements in on-line education,
  • presentations of the workshop results.


Pauliina Mattila
Swinburne University

Coach and lecturer at SU's Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) bringing international and interdisciplinary expertise from Finnish industry and academia. She heads the Capability Engine team, developing and running workshops around innovation culture and processes for organisations in Australia and globally. In her teaching capacity, she specialises in teaching programs combining allied health, design and product development.

Aaron Down
Swinburne University

International Research & Development Projects Coordinator at Design Factory Melbourne.
He leads the global academic programs with Stanford University’s ME310 Course, SUGAR Network for Global Innovation, the Design Factory Global Network and CERN’s IdeaSquare. As a brand designer & strategist, Aaron has worked across strategy, design, events, R&D and education.


Giuliana Iannaccone 
Politecnico di Milano

Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Head of the International Building and Architectural Engineering Graduate Program at Politecnico di Milano.
Her primary research efforts are focused on the study and development of strategies and innovative technological solutions for the decarbonisation of the building sector, exploiting, in particular, the potential of cross-disciplinary, systems thinking approaches. Due to the long-term challenges of the built environment, she has more recently initiated interdisciplinary collaborations to introduce futures thinking methods to support her research in the field. 

Michał Struzik 
Warsaw University of Technology

Assistant Professor and Head of the Solid State Batteries Group in the Faculty of Physics at Warsaw University of Technology. His research is focused on novel device design and materials development for energy conversion and storage. 

Javier Orozco Messana 
Universitat Politécnica de Valencia

Associate Professor who lectures on materials science, ceramics, building sustainability and several scientific topics at Universitat Politécnica de Valencia as well as since 1986. His main research fields are photovoltaic materials, building sustainability, fiber reinforced concrete, performance evaluation and active learning in higher education.
He has been involved in teaching innovation activities including relevant projects in: Flipped teaching, Blended learning, Problem based learning and Transdisciplinary cooperative course development.

Ignacio Despujol Zabala
Universitat Politécnica de Valencia

The MOOC initiative coordinator at Universitat Politécnica de Valencia. His tasks include incorporating the 2.0 philosophy into the UPV and implementing new Internet tools for teaching, especially network video platforms and MOOCs. As the MOOC initiative coordinator of UPV, that has more than 100 moocs and 3 million enrollments, he has participated in or leaded the creation of 19 of those 100 courses. He also teaches Airport Engineering to 130 students in flipped mode in the Aerospace Engineering Bachelor.

Christian Forbrig
Technische Universität Berlin

Christian works in Institute of Biotechnology, developing courses for the chair of Bioanalytics. He works on student empowerment via innovative course design driven by student feedback.
„A problem is not a problem – it’s the starting point of the next innovation.“

Ryszard Robert Gajewski
Warsaw University of Technology

Associate Professor who lectures on information technology, applications of computer science, computational thinking and computer methods in civil engineering. His research interests span two research areas, namely engineering computations, and e-learning (technology-based learning - TEL), in particular techniques such as the flipped classroom. He has given numerous lectures on e-learning at international conferences. His recent research interests focus on the use of solver tools in optimization.


ENHANCE workshop on on-line learning and teaching

9:00 - 9:15
Opening session 
Welcome, presentation of the ENHANCE project by Grzegorz Robak, Warsaw University of Technology

9:15 - 9:45
Plenary session
“Lessons learned in creating engaging and authentic learning experiences in a digital environment” - keynote speech by Pauliina Mattila and Aaron Down, Swinburne University

9:45 - 11:45
Presentations (open to the public)
Teachers' presentations on individual experiences, good practices, and reflections on on-line teaching concerning various aspects of education process organization of on-line courses.
   - "How lockdown impacted the teaching routines"
     Michał Struzik, Warsaw University of Technology
   - „Addressing global challenges in Engineering Education. An example of collaborative on-line learning as a practice to generate students’ commitments towards Sustainable Development Goals”
     Giuliana Iannaccone, Politecnico di Milano
   - „Practical Lab Experience Online”
     Christian Forbrig, TU Berlin
   - „Digital Content Creation at UPV”
     Ignacio Despujol Zabala, Universitat Politècnica de València
   - „Pandemic Education: Lessons Learned”
     Ryszard Robert Gajewski, Warsaw University of Technology
   - „Blended Transdisciplinary learning for cooperative courses"
     Javier Orozco Messana, Universitat Politècnica de València

11:45 - 13:00
Lunch break

Coffee table workshop (by invitation only)
Participants: teachers and students
Topics to be discussed by invited teachers and students:
   - How can students be more engaged in online classes? - Mohamed Osama Elsayed, Warsaw University of Technology
   - How can we improve online assessment methods? – Guiliana Iannaccone, Politecnico di Milano
   - How will the learning of the post-pandemic future look like? - Ahmed Mohamed Abdelghaffar Ahmed, Warsaw University of Technology

Preparation of summary - Preparation of presentations summarizing the discussion for the next day by hosts and volunteers.

9:00 - 9:15
Welcoming and introduction

9:15 - 11:00
Presentation of outcomes and conclusion (open to the public)
Presentations summarizing the workshop by the hosts.

11:00 - 12:00


The outcomes will result from the discussion during the coffee table workshop. The organizer will provide the hosts of the "coffee tables" with templates to fill in with predefined questions that they will discuss with the workshop participants.
These results will be presented on the second day of the workshop. 

Presentations from plenary session - click to download



The ENHANCE Alliance consists of 7 leading European technical universities: Berlin University of Technology, RWTH in Aachen, the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the University of Technology in Milan, the University of Technology in Valencia and Warsaw University of Technology.

The Alliance educates a total of 245,000 students at the universities and employs over 41,300 people. Over the past 5 years, 4,400 employees and students of ENHANCE have participated in various exchange programs between universities being part of the Alliance. The partners obtained a total of over 4,050 patents.

The aim of the project is systemic, structural and permanent cooperation between the universities of the Alliance, which will lead to the development of new solutions that go beyond the existing models of cooperation.

The specific objectives adopted by ENHANCE universities include: the introduction of innovative teaching methods on a large scale, facilitating students to choose subjects from the offer of partner universities, creating a system facilitating the mobility of the academic community and reducing bureaucratic barriers.

Universities participating in the project will cooperate with associated partners – enterprises, city offices, student organizations, research networks, foundations and non-profit organizations.

More information:



Dominika Frąk-Dudzińska
Warsaw University of Technology

Phone: +48 22 234 1594

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