Title Vocational training system in archaeological heritage based upon e-learning resources
Project Number 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11465
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Archaeological heritage constitutes finite and non-renewable cultural resources of the humanity. It significance is ever increasing in many domains far beyond activities undertaken by professionalists working in heritage offices. These comprise local administration, tourism industry, construction engineering sector as well as museum staff. All these groups need access to dynamically growing knowledge of different aspects of archaeological heritage. Hence, a need of developing and upgrading their vocational skills is a must. The project aimed to support participating countries’ policies by equipping those of a limited access to the newest knowledge. Deep understanding of archaeological heritage requires a set of efficient and flexible training tools to be produced in the form that is accessible to various sectors of the society. Complex, easily adaptable, reusable, interoperable and user-friendly database of e-learning resources are a perfect tool supporting the didactic process.
The presence and significance of archaeological heritage in contemporary society is ever increasing in many domains far beyond activities undertaken by professionalists working in heritage offices and formally responsible for their protection and management. Hence, a deep understanding of archaeological heritage by professional groups that have to deal with its various aspects in their work (e.g. local administration, local museum staff, etc.) is crucial. Accordingly, the project delivered a set of efficient and flexible training tools in an easily accessible form that well address their needs.
It successfully built up a vocational training system in archaeological heritage in the form of complex, easily adaptable, reusable, interoperable and user-friendly database of e-learning resources (content repository). This was achieved in the following steps: (a) production of six e-learning modules, (b) production of new Learning Objects (LOs) and case studies to expand existing e-learning modules, (c) construction of template of user-friendly database for e-learning resources, (d) entering all available e-learning data into the database, (e) elaboration of a coherent methodology of the course production using this database, (f) elaboration of new training curricula to address diverse target groups and production of e-learning modules out of the database resources, (g) completing a test training among different groups, and (h) evaluation of usefulness and efficiency of different e-learning courses among different target groups.
Partnership in the project was grounded on the principle of complementary role of every partner. The partners possess broad expert, both theoretical and practical, knowledge of various facets of archaeological heritage. Every partner institution is experienced in the execution of international projects, including educational, technological and scientific co-operation.
The content repository of didactic resources in the field of archaeological heritage along with a coherent methodology of building up potentially endless e-learning modules out of will serve as ultimate resource for the production of a wide range e-learning course targeting different audiences. It will also facilitate further expansion of this database in the field of archaeological heritage in a SCORM format.
The project is expected to have both short and long term impact. These comprise practical skills of using e-learning as a convenient tool for knowledge transfer in the domain of archaeological heritage and easy assess to its most vital aspects to various professional groups. The project shall also contribute to elaboration of flexible methods of professional development for different training curricula and sectors. This may also serve as an example of solutions to be applied in other domains.
Open and distance learning
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
open and distance learning
material for open learning
program or curricula