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Online4EDU project

The project is funded within the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.

Project No: 2014-1-LV01-KA200-000483

LIKTA coordinates the 24 month lasting project from September 2014 till the end of August 2016.

Introducing Online collaboration methods and tools in education (Online4EDU) project addresses the education and labour market needs of teachers in primary and  secondary schools, VET specialists and e-Facilitators working at telecentres, libraries and  adult education centers.

Main purpose of the project

The overall goal of the project is to design, develop and validate “Online collaboration methods and tolls”  training and certification system for teachers and eFacilitators in order to raise their ICT  knowledge level and  competencies in labour market.

The system will include the complete set of learning  and testing tools : Curricula, Online learning environment, Courseware,  Self assessment  tests, online  certification  and guidelines for implementing the system for teachers trainings.

Main intellectual outputs

The main intellectual outputs are related to the „Online collaboration Tolls and methods” training and testing system and they will include:

  • Beneficiaries’ skills gap and training needs analysis study
  • Curriculum development and localization
  • Online learning environment
  • Courseware for e-course and automated testing
  • Pan-European certification system and tools
  • Methodological guidelines for implementation of “Online collaboration methods and tools „training and testing system

Primary target group

The primary target group includes:

1) Teachers in primary and secondary schools
2) VET specialists
3) E-facilitators working at telecentres, libraries, adult education centres etc.

The secondary target group are organizations responsible for teachers skills upgrade and raising of qualification: schools, adult education centres, state education agencies and offices, Ministries of education.  Another secondary target group who will benefit from project outputs are students- both from formal education system and adult education centers.

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Project Partners

The partnership is composed by 5 members; all active in the fields of ICT related training and program development, adult education and ICT skills certification.

Partner 1– LIKTA – Latvian Information and Communication Association (the applicant) – has a wide experience in designing ICT based training programs for adult learners: starting from ICT specialists, to SMEs managers and employees, Young adults, job seekers, as well as teachers and facilitators. Many ICT training programs designed by LIKTA are officially accepted by the State Employment Agency in Latvia. LIKTA is the official partner of ECDL in Latvia.

Partner 2 – ECDL Foundation – is a not-for-profit organization established by the informatics societies of Europe through CEPIS.  It promotes digital literacy through strategic partnerships with governments, European Institutions and International NGOs, to deliver its certification programmes to individuals and organizations.

Partner 3 – Public institution Information Technologies Institute – has strong experience in IT training/testing courseware design and development. ITI is involved in development of Learning/Testing solutions for ECDL, e-Citizen, CAD, security and children safety subjects in Lithuanian, Latvian, Russian, Kyrgyz, Azeri and English languages and will bring this expertise to consortium to achieve Project goals.

Partner 4 – BCS Koolitus – is ICT training and consulting company established in 1993 in Estonia, offering a full training process, from assessment of needs, till measuring the training results. BCS has been the awarding body of the professional qualifications in the field of IT since 2010.

Partner 5 – SDC (Digital Opportunities Foundation) – is a non-profit organisation established in Berlin, Germany.  Within many European projects SDC gathered experience in developing curricula and training materials.

Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.