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The DWEL Project!

Long hours sitting in front of artificially lit screens, improvised home settings, the challenge of communicating effectively online and the constant flow of communications from bosses, colleagues and students present them with a radically new set of challenges!

The DWEL project aims to design, develop and implement a new approach to train HEI lecturers and managers in digital wellbeing!

Digital burnout is the new phenomenon we must conquer!

The Digital Wellbeing thus, the project grew out of discussions on the impact of the pandemic on lecturers and colleagues it became clear that so many of them have been exposed to grave cases of digital overload with poor or no organisational HR support.

DWEL will help raise awareness on how to optimise digital teaching without compromising staff’s performance or wellbeing. The need for greater understanding, knowledge and an attitudinal change within these organisations is at the forefront of the project teams mind as we progress in the development of the DWEL learning resources. DWEL project will design, develop and implement a new approach to train higher education institute lecturers and managers in digital wellbeing. The end result will be to improve educators’ own digital competences, while also boosting the capacity of HEIs to manager the digital transition in a way that marries high quality teaching with wellbeing of those involved!

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Project Activities

Result 01

Digital Wellbeing Report

The digital wellbeing report will raise awareness of the importance of achieving a balance between digital teaching and the wellbeing of lecturers who have been rapidly exposed to risks to their physical and psychological health that they have not had to with in the past!

Result 02

Digital Wellbeing Resource Pack

This resource pack will raise the knowledge, skills and practical capacity of managers and leaders of higher education institutions develop and introduce plans and policies which create a conductive environment for the digital wellbeing of their lecturers. This responds to the need for more knowledge in an easy to use and accessible resource.

Result 03

Digital Wellbeing Online course

This DWEL online course will provide Higher education lecturers with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be proactive in safeguarding their own digital wellbeing in order to maintain high quality teaching performance in the long term! Quickly learn the tools for shifting to online teaching and upskill your practical actions to prevent digital drain.

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