Ghislain Laloup, project manager

  • Introduce yourself, what is your role at Rouen Normandy University?

My name is Ghislain Laloup, project manager of SAPHIRE (Support Service for Pedagogy, Hybridization, Innovation for Student Success) at the University of Rouen Normandy. I am currently piloting the NCU project (New Course at University). “More than one success”. It is a project at the scale of the three Norman institutions: Caen, Rouen and Le Havre, carried out by the Universités Normandes. The goal is to change university pedagogy. We’re interested in general licenses, and we’re trying to give them multiple ways to customize their student paths, especially the content of the training. This year, for example, we created personalized study units (Study Units) in license 1. The idea is also to offer comodal, meaning both face-to-face and face-to-face training. distant, which gives the student his own obligations, desires, etc. will allow you to follow your lessons at your own pace. The final level of customization is the ability to successfully complete your license over several years. That is, for those who have difficulties, it is necessary to pass the first year of the license in two years, and therefore the general license in four years. And for those who can afford it, there is an opportunity to go a little faster, either to leave and integrate into professional life more quickly, or vice versa, to do a long-term internship or to go on Erasmus. These are the three levels of customization we are working on. In addition, and as part of ARE, student success support, the institution establishes remedial measures with additional courses or tutoring sessions to bring the student up to standards.

The idea of ​​my position is to support change through a certain number of activities, actions, and professionalization of both teachers, students, and University employees. We support education teams in a skills-based approach. Competency-based approach, what is it? It is the implementation of learning and assessment situations that allow the student to understand what skills he has at the end of the training.

It’s called the second project I’m working on “Total strength”. The idea is to support education teams who want to design or transform their training in a hybrid or comodal way. We accompany them in training equipment. We have created a support team consisting of a pedagogical engineer, an assistant facilitator and an audiovisual technician who come to the pedagogical team to convert or design the training course so that it can be self-contained. .

  • What is the genesis of the project? “Good luck” ?

The universities of Caen, Rouen and Le Havre jointly responded to a call for projects in 2018 and they received funding in 2019. Therefore, this project officially started on this date and will end on August 31, 2028. Until then, there are a number of universities. steps and actions must be taken to implement the transformation I mentioned earlier.

  • This is a very large project with several goals. How do we manage to structure everything?

It’s very complicated. It is a project that is very close to the politics of the establishment. What I’m trying to do is capture the theme completely. If I’m not the one who captures it, it’s the agent that’s been hired for that matter. This is an example of tutoring, training contracts or a skills-based approach. I’m happy to have the budget to hire a certain number of agents. I also value the involvement, collaboration and expertise of the university’s services. You need to be able to count on those who want to change the University, so the education teams who both have dreams and find themselves in the events we run, but above all the support services that do an extraordinary job once. . So, ultimately, my role as a project manager is more to coordinate, to listen, and to try to understand where the problems are, the problems, and how to solve all of that.

I have been working at the University of Rouen Normandy for eight years now. I am a pure product of this University where I studied and which gave me this passion for pedagogy. I then spent five years liaising with education teams, particularly in the educational sciences, but also in the humanities and social sciences in general. To me, there are a lot of things done well in URN and you just need to help highlight them. This is how I see the profession of an educational engineer.

  • Can you give a clear example of what hybridization of formations is?

In educational engineering jargon, training can be face-to-face, which everyone knows more or less. It can be remote, meaning the entire educational sequence is designed remotely. Or, it is hybrid: part of the lessons are face-to-face, and part is distance. We can have co-modal devices: face-to-face, remote and the student chooses the learning method he wants. We can have what’s called enriched face-to-face, which means you do your course face-to-face, then you deliver a number of resources, learning activities remotely to improve language learning. ‘student. This is not always common for educational teams that require great design. Therefore, we support this concept. We start with the need to go to delivery and offer the teacher the opportunity to bring the distance learning device to life. We help them design and manage the project, provide training and even go as far as evaluating the system.

  • What do you personally enjoy about making such a project?

Perhaps we are contributing to what will become the University of tomorrow. So it’s a personal pleasure to contribute to it. What I especially enjoy is trying to listen to the needs of the field. I would never let a teacher tell me how to teach, I just don’t see things that way. On the other hand, if he needs it, I can accompany him in whatever way he wants to achieve his goal. It’s a support job and I really enjoy it: listening, analyzing the need and going all the way to deliver the finished product. Looking at the various areas where we have made some progress, namely tutoring, hybridization or educational contracts, we see that our work is paying off. We do all this for the success of students. Here is the course we remember.

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