Project Number 2008-1-IS1-LEO05-00105
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
SOFIA is a collaborative project between Iceland, Spain and France on the transfer of an innovation from CNA CEFAG school of graphic media in Paris.
The innovation is the application of a Virtual Classroom, a management tool for teachers in grahic media subjects.
The project is funded by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme. Total budget of the project is 275.000 EUR where a grant from the programme amounts to 206.199 EUR.
The project is drected by the Graphic Media dpt of IDAN vocational centre. The Icelandic partners are Technical College of Reykjavik, Flensborg secondary school and Borgarholtsskóli secondary school. The spanish participant is Instituto Technologica de Aragon and the french school is CNA CEFAG.
The project is divided into several workpackages that span two years. The project will be formally finished in September 2010. At that point each participant shall have transferred the innovation from France, adopted the philosophy and practice of the Virtual Classroom, and tested and beta tested one module. The target groups of the project are three main groups:
o Young people at risk of dropping out of school
o Students with limited or impaired access to study
o Adult learners
Description The project is directed by the Graphic Media dpt of IDAN vocational centre. The Icelandic partners are Technical College of Reykjavik, Flensborg secondary school and Borgarholtsskóli secondary school. The spanish participant is Instituto Technologica de Aragon and the french school is CNA CEFAG.
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
material for open learning
program or curricula
Product information SOFIA is based on an open source software called Ganesha. The transfer is not a translation of a ready made package but the original development of study content written according to the philosophy and technique of SOFIA. To create the necessary communication channels between student and teacher the Adobe Suites, CS-C4 are used.