It is customary for higher education e-learning specialists to meet four times a year to share their experiences – at EHTL’s summer and winter school, and additionally at meetings specifically aimed at higher education topics in spring and autumn. One such meeting took place on Thursday, April 20, at the Estonian Aviation Academy. In between meetings, we keep in touch in the Whatsapp group created at the beginning of 2023.

The topics of this meeting were cyber security, hybrid learning and plagiarism detection systems. In addition, TalTech instructional designers shared their experiences of visiting Japanese universities, and lecturer Killu-Laura Kiin from the Aviation Academy spoke about her experience using simulation software.


10.30-11.00 gathering, welcome coffee
11.00-12.30 public lecture, Igmar Ilves “From Personal Computers to Planes: Understanding the Basics of Information and Cyber Security”
The following topics were discussed:

  • basic principles of information security and cyber security (why they are important both in private life and at work)
  • technical aspects of cyber security (with practical examples of how hackers/attackers operate)
  • how does information security and cyber security affect aviation (both civil and military)

12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.30 Impressions of Japan (Sille Paas, Kadri Kiho and Margit Ojaots)
13.30-14.00 Simulation software used in the aviation management curriculum (Killu-Laura Kiin)
14.00-14.30 Hybrid learning – did it really come to stay? (Liisi Järve)
14.30-15.00 The future of plagiarism detection systems (Silver Abozenko)
15.00-16.30 Tour of the building (flight simulators, hangar)

Many thanks to Anu Roio, educational technologist at the Aviation Academy, for organizing and hosting!