Title ACTrain - Accessible web based and interactive video supported skills transfer
Project Number 502521-LLP-1-2009-1-SI-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
There are several reasons, at the European level, why a consortium of experts from Slovenia, Greece, Italy and Austria, with excellent knowledge and experience in the education and training of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Partially-Sighted (4 target groups), have decided to submit this proposal:
• these targeted groups do not have equal access to (ICT-based) education and training, and applications for ICT are often user-unfriendly;
• the existing teaching methods, teaching materials, and approaches are not keeping pace with the technological changes sweeping through our society and ICT often has an insufficient presence in those European education and training systems that need to adapt to these changes (progress report adopted by the European Commission in 2008);
• ICT-based education and training is inaccessible for many European citizens, depending on their socio-economic backgrounds.
MAINTAINING TRADITION IN CERAMIC DESIGN THROUGH ICT
In order to provide innovative learning through ICT, at the European level, this consortium will develop innovative ICT-based training in ceramic designs for at least 70 Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Partially Sighted learners. Moreover, this innovation will be accessible to every European citizen. Experts will initiate this innovation over 6 piloted training programmes and design a Project Promotion Campaign, including dissemination of the results, at local, regional, national and European levels through the network of the European Platform for Rehabilitation. This will include all relevant European institutions concerned with educating and training people with special needs, policy makers, and others involved, with the purpose of transferring their findings into the mainstream practice and promotion of anti-discrimination and awareness-raising activities, social inclusion, ICT-based learning for all, EU-policies, and Lifelong Learning Programme.
The long-term objective of this proposal is to establish a firm foundation for the acceptance, formally or informally, of innovative ICT as one of the key ICT tools for the education and training of people with special needs.
This project is meant to improve the learning possibilities, hand skills, knowledge in
learning through ICT, employment possibilities, and the exchange of knowledge
between partners. In this way people with special needs will be able to participate
equally in the world of ICT, if only they want any new learning challenges.
This project is based on the report »The use of ICT to support innovation and lifelong
learning for all« adopted by the EC in 2008, clearly stating that ICT is insufficiently
present within Europe's education and training systems. It is the long-term objective
of this project to establish a foundation for the Application Proteus to become one of
the key ICT tools for the education and training of people with special needs.
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
description of new occupation profiles
material for open learning
open and distance learning
program or curricula