Title LEGEND - Leverage knowledge for sustainable innovation and growth
Project Number 2013-1-SK1-LEO05-06361
Product E-learning system
Title E-learning system
Product Type others
The e-learning training curriculum was established on the principles of building competency profiles according to the structure of the persons and entities. The curriculum consisted of courses and modules interconnected in a complex knowledge map. According to the principles of Mastery Learning, each course and training module had formulated a clear objectives. Informing the learner about the objectives of the course, i.e., of knowledge that studies into the module, but especially on the structure of modules in terms of comprehensive knowledge map has (among other things) a very important meaning - it navigates learners through the learning content and also motivates them in the learning process.
Training materials, readings, assignments, instructions, articles, videos, presentations, etc. were provided centrally via an online platform (Learning Management System).
For e-learning, the consortium decided to use an open source solution. The most commonly applied open source learning management system (LMS) currently on the market is Moodle - Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU General Public License). Moodle can be installed on any computer that can run PHP, and can support an SQL type database (for example MySQL). A server for LEGEND was installed at http://www.project-legend.eu/apps/elearning/ and customized for the needs of the project. First user accounts were generated and the course structure designed. The learning materials were integrated in the platform prior to the training of trainers.
Participants have had an access according to the type of training they took part in. All participants have been given a username and password to be able to log into the system before the training. The trainers uploaded teaching materials and presentation into the system and used the portal for communication with students. The shared platform includes information about upcoming events, latest news, notifications and forum.
2) Trainers (“future trainers”)
3) SME partner organizations from academic institutions: Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research & Development (R&D) Institutions
4) Partner institutions
5) Other stakeholders in the Regional Innovation System (e.g. policy-makers) and potentially, representatives of VET system institutions.
Area of application Different industries (SMEs from the IT-, BioTech-, Engery-sector etc.), research sector (higher education and research & development institutions) and the public sector