Title E-Learning Manager
Project Number LLP/LdV/TOI/2008/IRL – 507
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The ELM proposal is being made in a context where e-learning has become the most successful educational technology of all time, reaching into all aspects of traditional education and training but where no specific Europe-wide accreditation exists either for those charged with implementing e-learning solutions in their professional working lives or those who hold it as their profession to specifically manager e-learning teams and developers.
Against this background the ELM project will offer a flexible and relevant recognition of these key vocational skills, ensuring mobility for workers between regions and sectors and offering assurance to employers of the given competence of those charged either with the work of co-coordinating e-learning teams or evaluating and choosing e-learning solutions.
In the above context the ELM project is proposed to support both the transparency and recognition of a particularly vital competence and to introduce an appropriate qualification where none exists already (Priority 3, Call for Proposals 2008)
Summary The ELM (E-Learning Manager) project ultimately aims to develop and mainstream a Europe-wide skills recognition and qualification service for e-learning managers, and other individual sat management level charged with evaluating sourcing or implementing e-learning solutions.
The ELM system is based on an integration of e-portfolio and LMS technology in a way that provides a means to assess and recognise both non-formal and informal learning through the submission of evidence. The system also provides a means by which any gaps identified as part of this initial assessment of prior learning process can be addressed online by users.
The proposal is based on the transfer of two highly successful EU projects, one of which (EQN) established a Europe-wide certification body based on job role standards, rather than academic content, and the second of which (“PLATO”) established a learning and assessment portal to support recognition and accreditation of informal and non-formal skills. The proposal is made in the context of the growth of e-learning into one of the most successful educational technologies of all time and the paucity of qualifications and programmes at managerial (as opposed to design and development levels) levels in the field.
The system and programme are thought to be of relevance and interest not only to e-learning managers but ultimately to managers/human resource personnel/trainers etc seeking to implement e-learning solutions in-house (as is increasingly the case) or to adapt them as part of a wider customer service. Participants of the project will receive certification, the benefits of which include: (i) quality control (minimum standards) in e-learning and e-learning solution management (ii) accountability and transparency; (iii) quality enhancement/assurance in the field; and (iv) the facilitation of mobility.
An intensive development phase will be followed by a piloting of the programme with real workers (c 150 participants) and an evaluation process which will feedback into the re-design of the constituent skill card and content.
The work will be carried out by a consortium of six partners led by the Cork Institute of Technology all of whom have extensive experience in both e-learning design and development and participation in EU-funded research. The proposal includes extensive plans for dissemination and mainstreaming of the project results.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
transparency and certification
Product information A European Skills Set of an E-Learning Manager, aInternet based multimedia course program, Online Courses and Certificates Issued by EU Certificates Association, Conference Presentations, Papers, Exhibitions, Flyers, Web Site, etc.