Title i-learn - A Project to develop an Trans-European on-line creative arts centre to deliver high quality e-learning in crafts areas, e.g. glasswork, embroidery, handicrafts
Project Number UK/07/LLP-LdV/TOI-018
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text This project will develop an on-line creative arts learning centre delivering accredited creative arts course through supported e-learning. This will enable people in any part of Europe, or even the world, to access and undertake training in creative crafts subjects to enable them to develop their skills and potentially gain employment or self-employment. Courses will be available in English, Norwegian, Romanian and Turkish and include courses accredited through City & Guilds on Photography; Kiln Formed Glass, Glass painting and Decorative Glass Accessories; Plasterboard Partitioning; Wood Turning, Carving, Balustrades; Felt Making, Leatherwork and Hand Weaving. The on-line Centre will be presented at a Conference in October 2009 in Swansea, Wales. To enrol on a course or to submit new courses for the Centre go to www.ilearncraft.org.
Aim: The aim of the i-learn project is to set up a Trans-European Online Creative Arts Centre. This will be a secure online learning environment which will allow partner countries and their online tutors and students to deliver training materials within a sound and secure pedagogical course management system.
1: - To develop an online centre for the development of a secure online course management system, to be shared between the partners.
2: - To take existing teaching materials developed through From Head to Toe and deliver them through the online centre
3: - Further develop systems devised during the Head to Toe project to support the adaptation of face2face courses into e-learning.
4. – To create additional course materials to broaden the offer.
The teaching materials and the Online Course Management System will specifically support Art, Craft and Design Courses. This will mean that delivery systems only need to be developed once to support all partners and potentially others across Europe. It will also mean that online security, which is a growing problem, will also only need one central solution for all partners. Students can access the courses from wherever they live, all they will need to access the courses will be the internet, so specialist courses become accessible and cost effective. The project supports the ‘Widening Participation’ agenda allowing students who live in rural areas or have specific access difficulties to be a student on the course and acquire knowledge, skills and qualifications. It also supports the development of innovative e-learning content. i-learn will also support improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices.