SM Elearning ProjectThe project, "SM elearning”:• Was a Leonardo da Vinci programme for vocational training led by GIPFAR (France) and co-coordinated by Fons Formació Zona Mediterrània.• Was developed over the years 2005-2007 and includes the participation of training centres and SMEs in Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Ireland, and Norway.
Project AimsThe main project aims were:•“To offer reference points and tools to clarify new technologicalpossibilities and their advantages to training centres and industrialSMEs.”•“To propose new methods, services and contents adapted to newworking environments.”
Project Partners•AGEFOS-PME Bretagne - France•MCA-UGT - Spain•FITEQA - Spain•Cork Institute Of Technology (DEIS) - Ireland•Rogaland Kurk OG Kompetansesenter (RKK) - Norway•KEK Integration and APIVITA - Greece•University of PLOVDIV - Bulgaria•Business Development Centre (BDC) - Poland•WISPRO - Poland•SEC Suisse - Switzerland (Silent Partner)
The main stakeholders• Training centers o Trainers and professionals actors of training• Industrial SMEs o Managers and decision Makers• Training financers, and organizations o Actors of training organization
Project PhasesThe main project phases aimed to:1 Identify local training problems related to the use of ICT in industrial SMEs.2 Study ICT based training setups in relation to the needs of SMEs (using a common methodology) and to disseminate the conclusions reached from the examples studied and the research related to them.3 Identify and disseminate strategic recommendations (good practices) for the application of ICT based training in European industrial companies.4 Produce a guide for the application of innovative ICT based training in the industrial sector for training centres and their actors.5 Evaluate the training models studied, the methods, the good practices and recommendations among the different groups identified.
4 main Work PackagesThe 4 main Work Packages of the project:1. WP I : Constitution of workgroup and operation planning Main Product: Setting up of bodies and operational research of working plans.2. WP II: Research, study and evaluation of good practices Main Product: Index of innovative training practices in industrial SMEs.3. WP III: Research and study of elearning and ICT based training models Main Products: i. Strategic recommendations for the application of ICT in the training aimed at industrial SMEs. ii. Guide for ICT application within European industrial SME s.4. WP IV: Evaluation, products validation, final edition , dissemination and valorisation Main Product: Evaluation, valorisation and final assessment of materials developed.
Work Packages 2 + 3The 2 main Work Packages of the project which will be ofuse in SME2:WP II: Research, study and evaluation of good practicesMain Product: Index of innovative training practices in industrialSMEs. WP III: Research and study of elearning and ICT based training models Main Products: i. Strategic recommendations for the application of ICT in the training aimed at industrial SMEs. ii. Guide for ICT application within European industrial SMEs.
SM Elearning 3 main ProductsThe 3 main Project Products:• Index of innovative training practices in industrial SMEs.• Strategic recommendations for the application of ICT in the training aimed at industrial SMEs.• Guide for ICT application within European industrial SMEs.
Work Package 2Work Package 2 represented the main bulk of (theoretical)work in the project – The Index of innovative trainingpractices in industrial SMEs.Aim:To Identify good practice training set-ups based on ICT for training inindustrial SMEs and/or with the workers of industrial SMEs.Focus:- The conditions for success- The conditions to transfer these experiences.
Work Package 2 Steps 11. Working and methodological hypothesisTo form a starting point to identify advantages &limitations of ICT training in SMEs. Developedcollaboratively via brainstorming & research
Work Package 2 Step 22. Conceptual frameworkA series of key concepts for investigation. These definitions werecommon guidelines and formed the basis for the interviews and toolslater developed
Work Package 2 Step 33. Methodology of work for the indexan analysis of training designed for industrial SME workers in order togather European experience in this field
Work Package 2 Step 33. Methodology of work for the indexInitial training process ideaEvaluation of the training set upPrinciple of the analysis of thetraining set up
Work Package 2 Step 44. Work AnalysisMainly via evaluation questionnaires (based on the Kirkpatrickmodel) & aimed at managers/trainers/students and adapted to eachprofile to find the key points in the areas of motivation, the learningprocess and results of the training action.
Work Package 3Work Package 3 represented the additional products to beissued:– Strategic recommendations on innovative training in SMEs– Application guide for the use of ICT in training
Work Package 3Strategic recommendations on innovative training inSMEsTo aid understanding of how information and communicationtechnologies can be used in training, how they improve theperformance of training and at the same time, reduce its cost, andfinally how they help develop diversity and individualisation intraining.
Work Package 3Application guide for the use of ICT in trainingTo help trainers and training organisations to develop innovative andICT-based services to improve quality, accessibility of trainingespecially for industrial SMEs, taking into account their ownconstraints.