Title OPEN SoundS - Peer education on the internet for social sounds
Project Number 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01908
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Marketing Text The document explain the foreseen portal structure, the technology choices for its creation and the reasons for these choices related to the aims of the projects
OpenSounds wanted to bring to building the first stable European Network of students that employ digital technologies to cooperate in creating music and acquire professional skills, within the vocational education and training system.
In a context that requires free production, sharing and elaboration of musical files, it is a natural choice to opt for software based on the same sharing principles, i.e., software distributed under free and open source licenses.
As for the specific functionalities needed, in order to build and manage an active community working in musical production it is necessary to choose software that is already being successfully used for managing virtual communities.
The aforementioned needs are covered by Drupal. Indeed, the platform proposed for building the institutional portal uses Drupal. Drupal is an open source system, that born and developed in Europe and used worldwide, also for well-known portals like the White House, the City of London, some United Nations programmes, Amnesty International. The consortium partners have already successfully delivered and managed Drupal portals for other European Projects
- Students in the VET system in the partner countries,
- Teachers and trainers in the education and training system connected to the music public and private sectors (educational institutions, regional territorial agencies, etc.),
- Policy makers,
- Any other potential stakeholders of the project
A structure based on four areas with distinct functionality:
1. Project: institutional information on the OpenSounds project, targeted to generic site visitors; this area includes a detailed description of the aims of the project and of the involved partners.
2. Community: a collaboration space dedicated to site users, aimed at creating and exposing a community of students and other subjects that collaborate in a trans-national dimension; this area interfaces to Web 2.0 tools for a multiplier effects with benefits on dissemination.
3. Collaborative: the hearth of the portal, that includes a restructured and updated version of the MODEM platform and be dedicated to the actual online collaboration.
4. Know How: a database of useful information, guides and best practices useful to the users of the portal.
Area of application
Post-secondary non-tertiary education
Product Languages English