Title FOCUS modules accesible on the internet
Project Number 2012-1-NL1-LEO05-08732
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
From 2006 till 2009 the Project Paper Train started. With the help of the LDV Development project, the Dutch paper industry and partners in Europe developed an innovative e-learning system: "FOCUS" for the paper and board industry in Europe.
The system was based on distribution via DVD's and software protection (USB dongles). The development of the 13.000 video clips were made in DV video quality which results in large files sizes.
The end result of this project will be:
A European internet e-learning platform with optimized clips made suitable for the internet and with expanding possibilities towards users (tracking & tracing of users).
The consortium of partners: TWA (England), Gernsbach (Germany), Steyermuhl (Austria), IBC (France) and VAPA (the Netherlands).
There is a lot of interest from other European VET suppliers in the partner countries, and other European countries. With the completion of this project we could expand without further modification.
From 2006 till 2009 the Project Paper Train started. With the help of the LDV Development project, the dutch paper industry and our partners in Europe developed a very innovative e-learning system "FOCUS" for the paper and board industry in Europe. From 2009 till 2011 we fully implemented the system in the following languages: French, German, English, Swedish and we are working on Italian, Spanish. So we created an e-learning system which could be the base for the European Paper & Board VET sector.
With the implementation we came up with two major problems when using the system in a training environment.
1) Some of the translations are incorrect because of the different cultural backgrounds.
The native speakers and workers in the industry should correct the translations.
2) In 2006 we developed the system based on distribution via DVD's and software protection (USB dongles).
This because the internet environment was not ready for streaming large video files.
The development of the video clips (13000) were made in DV video quality which results in large files sizes.
For many mills the dongles proved to be an obstacle. In order to make (Paper Train) Focus successful we should create a internet based platform for the European Paper & Board industry. This was the conclusion of the partners in many evaluation sessions.
The end result of this project will be:
- Corrected versions of the Dutch, English, German and French (partly) modules
- All the clips will be optimized and made suitable for the internet
- Create a European internet e-learning platform with expanding possibilities towards users (tracking & tracing of users)
The consortium of partners would contain: TWA (England), Gernsbach (Germany), Steyermuhl (Austria), IBC (France) and VAPA (the Netherlands). They are respected VET suppliers involved in this project from the beginning and very motivated to make Focus a big success.
There is a lot of interest from other European VET suppliers in the partner countries but also from other European countries like Poland, Spain, Italy etc. With the completion of this project we could expand without further modification.
The impact on the national and the international Vet system in the Paper and Board sector is expected to be very high.
Compared to classroom teaching with extra expenditures like travel and accommodation costs the ICT internet based system is far more cost efficient. This will be a huge advantage for the Paper an Board industry who has a lot of employees in need of training.
On top of that the internet based system will result in increased flexibility. This is extremely important for the Paper and Board industry since the target group mainly consist of shift working individuals.
Also the problems recruiting young students will be tackled by this modern education tool.
The project consists of the following activities:
-Reviewing/correcting the modules (German, English, Dutch)
-Reviewing/correcting and re-translating French Modules
Open and distance learning
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open and distance learning
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