E-SOLVE aims at distilling knowledge on LdV projects dealing with e-learning, categorizing them according to several aspects, selecting sectoral good-practices and disseminating them among VET stakeholders throughout Europe. Our focus will be on solutions that could be utilised in white-collar education and training.
The E-SOLVE-consortium includes universities and e-learning associations from four European countries. University of Pannonia, Hungary will act as the project co-ordinator. The project has been funded through the support of the European Comission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The E-SOLVE project started 1 October 2013 and will last for 12 months.
The target group and the beneficiaries of the project will be (i) e-learning providers in VET and indirectly their students/trainees, and enterprises they are employed, and (ii) IT developers and (iii) policy makers. In order to meet the changing needs and behaviours of their students/adult learners, vocational education and training providers need to get acquainted with the latest innovative ICT based contents, services, pedagogies and practices for lifelong learning. Hundreds of good solutions were funded with the financial contribution of the Lifelong Learning Program. VET providers need to be guided through this large selection of projects and assisted in finding the one that suits their activities the best. Our other target group are the development organisations that are providing the IT background and other, creative elements for the e-learning programmes. Providing them a virtual expo would ease not only their promotional activities but also market research, as they could benchmark their products. Creating a healthy competition among such service providers would also enhance the quality of education and training.
As a result of E-SOLVE project, stakeholders will be provided with a booklet including the description of 50 selected best practices. We organize a 4-day summer camp for VET and IT experts to discuss the future possibilities in e-learning developments. Int he final phase of the project, E-SOLVE will summarise the results of the projects at an international conference.