Title Innovation on Forest Companies: Training tool for implementing innovation process in Forest Companies
Project Number 2010-1-ES1-LEO05-21210
Product iForest elearning platform
Title iForest elearning platform
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text Training for innovation in forest sector
The iForest learning tool is available in a Drupal environment (allowing collaborative learning).
Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. It's distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL"), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others. The Drupal project's principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, etc. (among others)
It's structured in three main areas:
A -Training tool: It's composed of the different iForest modules. Learners could find 5 different modules:
(1)Basic on innovation;
(2) Managing creativity and knowledge;
(3) Innovation management process;
(4) Tools to support innovation; and
(3) Sustainable innovation.
Each module is developed according a common structure: Learning objectives; Introduction to the modules; Sections that contain the module development; Aditional cases (practical cases that support module content) and further readings (further resources related to the topic developed in the module - text, docuemnts, web site, videos, etc ...).
The modules are included according to a logical sequences to support any innovation process. But at the same time learnes can access to the module that they need to deal whith specific question in the company, or to learn about an specific process.
That is, each module is considered as a learning objective, and learner can choose the module or modules that he/she need to learn more about one specific innovation input. This methodology improves the learning process, and allow customizing learning process.
B - Resource library
Contains different types of resources, which could support the learning process. Docuemnts, web site, on-line interactive tools, media, etc ... related to the modules developed in the training tool. Learners can included new entries or make comments about the existent resources.
C - Supporting innovation
This section contains more on-line resources that could improve the innovation process or information about public and private bodies that could support and finance any innovation process in companies. This section is open to the registered users to upload new resources or to send comments about the resources contained in the iForest learning platform.
In addition learners can find a blog. The blog is the iForest community, where learners could create and share knowledge about innovation, ensuring the collaborative work based learning.
Forest companies - staff;
Experts in innovation;
Experts in business management;
Experts in training;
Organism (public and private) that support innovation;
Insitutions and organism that support entreprenurship;
NGO (in general);
Public administration and bodies;
Public in general
Result on-line training material
Area of application Training on innovation