The consortium consists of four Universities and an industrial partner. The project consists of a number of outputs that will be discussed in the Intellectual Outputs section. The main work is organised in the following areas.
The first tangible output is the development of the platform to be used for matching the learning provided and the learning needs from students. The platform will be a combination of a virtual learning environment and a bespoke educational platform. This work will be based on current resources from the University of Siegen and Middlesex University. Both institutions will attempt to combine the matchmaking functionalities, as well as the delivery of micro-learning offerings across the student community.
The next output will focus on the creation of an online learning community with students from all participating Universities. The focus will be on identifying study areas that are compatible between participating institutions. All student cohorts will be combined into a network of common interests and compatible study programmes. Neapolis University will coordinate the creation of the community and will manage the way that the participating students will support the internationalisation efforts of each institution.
The third output will provide the necessary forms and documents for generating Provision of Learning (PoL) and Requests for Learning (RfL). Middlesex University and Oracle TES will coordinate the work that will involve students from all institutions. The creation of a repository of learning units will combine presentations, e-content, and videos offering access to learning resources for students who need support. The repository is created from student contributions. E-content will be developed using the SCATE tool provided by Middlesex University and will be coordinated by Oracle TES.
The University of Siegen will organise pilots in the form of practical workshops aiming to develop a platform for organising workshops for students who want to share their experiences and skills or learn from others. The workshops should not be a substitute for seminars, lectures or work placements, but rather a new opportunity to learn from students of the same level and generation through a “learning by doing” approach. In addition, these workshops should address the essential skills required , which are to be acquired by the students themselves. These skills could be checked by academics for each event before the workshop is offered. The pilots should be monitored by Oracle TES and all Universities should support them. Harokopio University will try to provide learning analytics to visualise aspects associated with the delivery of the pilot workshops.
As part of the dissemination of the project’s activities the consortium will organise a series of events that will coincide with other initiatives such as Erasmus days. Training will be provided as part of these events in each participating institution. These events will be hosted by the four Universities. During these events the consortium will try to involve more institutions from the wide network of previous partners from externally funded projects.