SCOBE Meeting in Malta

SCOBE Meeting in Malta

The second partner meeting of SCOBE project took place on 26 and 27 March 2018. in Naxxar, Malta arranged by Acrosslimits Ltd. The attendants were the representatives of the six consortium partners: the Spanish Vea Global., the French GMI AERO SAS, the Greek MAICH, the Maltese Acrosslimits, the English Accentuate and the Hungarian ArchEnerg.

The two-day session started with a presentation about the Engagement Tool and the Business Observatory development. In reference to the Engagement Box, the results of the motivational survey were shared with the project partners. Interestingly, these surveys were not only filled in by the institutions of the participant countries, but also by organisations from Portugal and Sweden. Based on the survey, the priority of the technical institutions is to learn more about the current trends of wind energy sector while the most important thing for educational institutions is having access to the training material of SCOBE project. Within the frames of the Business Observatory, a survey was discussed and approved by the partners and information was given about the current trends of wind energy maintenance and repair. A great emphasis was put on the initial steps of the training material that is being made by Accentuate, GMI, Acrosslimits and MAICH. There was a discourse about the structure of the training material and the distribution of work. According to the draft of the curriculum, the students will gain knowledge about the types and the construction of the rotor blades, damage analysation, the materials used just as material testing, different techniques and methodologies. Health and safety regulations and waste disposal rules will also be instructed during these two courses on wind energy. Interesting tests, games and videos will make the courses enjoyable. Because of this, a general outline was given about the virtual e-learning platform, along with it some details were defined as well. The last few hours of the meeting were spent on both the ongoing and the forthcoming dissemination activities, the administrative documentations of Erasmus+, the preparations and deadlines of the nearest tasks, the multiplier events and the arrangements of the next meeting.

After the summary and evaluation of the meeting, the partners agreed to share more details of the curriculum of the training material with the public when it is complete. The interested can read it on the website of SCOBE project: www.scobeproject.eu.

3-hour Robotic Workshop

3-hour Robotic Workshop

Date: May/June 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm (week day) or 9:00am to 12:00pm (on Saturday)
Location: Hilltop Gardens, Triq L-Inkwina, Naxxar, Malta

Are you a teacher 👩‍💼 or a parent? Do you teach 6 to 13 year olds? During the month of May and June, AcrossLimits (Malta) 🇲🇹will be running a series of FREE workshops as part of the ER4STEM project (er4stem.com). The workshops are aimed at introducing students to robotics 🤖 using Dash and Dot. Students will be given the opportunity to learn new #programming and collaboration skills. Ideal for girls 👧 and boys 🧑 aged 6 to 13.

Register today – ✍ https://goo.gl/forms/5iA7I3ak8ojSAZzy2

ADOLL

 

project acronym: ADOLL

project fullname: Accessible Design for Online Language Learning

lifetime: 2014-2016

sector: ICT in Education

programme: Life Long Learning Programme

websitewww.adoll.eu

email[email protected]

about: This proposal addresses the issue of accessibility of online language learning tools for the blind and visually impaired and intends to make contribution to the improvement of opportunities in language education of this vulnerable group of learners with special needs.

acrosslimits role: Will design the dissemination plan and monitors its implementation. Will collaborate with P4 (Universal Learning Systems) to create appropriate instruments to evaluate effectiveness of the dissemination strategy. Will be in charge of the development and maintenance of the website. Will summarize partner dissemination activities.

ARiS

project acronym: ARiS

project fullname: ARIS – Key Competences for Re-integration to the Labour Market

lifetime: 2014 – 2016

sector: ICT in Education

programme: ERASMUS +

websitewww.arisproject.eu

email[email protected]

about: The ARIS project acknowledged that long-term unemployment had been at record levels across the European Union and the task of finding new employment was extremely difficult as ‘old jobs’ required ‘new’ skills. This project was about promoting and developing the concept of an ‘encore career’ where long-term unemployed persons in their prime working age -35 to 50 years old – could access re-training opportunities to add new skills that are appropriate to the knowledge intensive economy and help re-launch their careers at a higher skilled, more sustainable level.

The Five Key areas that would enable the long-term unemployed to reintegrate back into the workforce included the following: learning to learn, digital competence, social and civic competence, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression

The coordinators were LMETH from Ireland and the partners hailed from Malta, Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Romania. The duration of the project was 24 months.

 

ARiSE

project acronym: ARiSE

project fullname: Augmented Reality in School Environments

lifetime: 2006 – 2008

programme: FP6-IST-4

websitehttp://www.arise-project.org

email[email protected]

about: ARiSE (Augmented Reality in School Environments) developed an augmented-reality-teaching platform for school classes.

Existing augmented reality technology for museums was adapted to the everyday learning environment of teachers and students. The platform provided 3D visual augmentation of real objects and sound and have been integrated with a multi-media database and an e-learning tool. ARiSE promoted team work, collaborative learning and communication between students, classes and schools, even across country borders. The teaching platform supported this on the technical level by providing remote collaboration and communication functionalities.

Be my Guest

 

project acronym: Be my Guest

project fullname: Be my Guest – Russian Online

lifetime: 2008 – 2009

programme: Life Long Learning Transversal Programme – Languages

websitewww.russianonline.eu

email[email protected]

about: Be my Guest was a project aimed at the development of a basic online course of the Russian language. Taking into account the importance of Russian as a language of global communication and the increased number of people speaking Russian as a native or second language in enlarged Europe, the project seeked to explore advantages that learning this language could provide to Europeans with a view to enhance and improve communications and intercultural interaction and understanding.

CISCI

project acronym: CISCI

project fullname: Cinema and Science

lifetime: 2005 – 2007

programme: FP6

email[email protected]

about: The project Cinema and Science (CISCI) was undertaken to help raise interest and improve public understanding of Science amonst the younger generation. The primary target groups were European teachers and their pupils in schools. CISCI combined the most popular media among the younger generation, namely movies and the internet, to help make science more attractive at school, to counteract the widely-spread misconceptions arising from pseudo-science, as well as to raise the pupil’s awareness and sensibility of gender-biased representations and public ethical and risk concerns related to science and scientific achievements.

COGKNOW

project acronym: COGKNOW

project fullname: Living Independently with Dementia

lifetime: 2006 – 2009

programme: FP6

websitewww.cogknow.eu

email[email protected]

about: The challenging aim of this three-year STREP project, which commenced in September 2006, wa s to breakthrough with research that addressed the needs of those with dementia, particularly those with mild dementia, in Europe which, at that time, was about 2% of the elderly population, that is approximately 1,900,000 people. The aim of the project was to help people who suffered from dementia navigate through their daily life. This entailed cognitive reinforcement and was expressed as the social objectives of this research for the needs of people with dementia, helping people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feeling of safety.

ENKDIST

 

project acronym: ENKDIST

project fullname: European Network for Knowledge diffusion of Digital Storytelling

lifetime: 2012-2014

sector: ICT in Education

programme: Life Long Learning Programme

websitewww.dtellers.eu

email[email protected]

about: The Network meets the purposes of the Life Long Learning programme with the intention of exchanging best practice at a European level, endorsing the vision of technology serving lifelong learning. Specifically the project wants to address the ICT’ s contribution considering digital storytelling as a means of Lifelong Learning.

The project aims to transform and integrate national practice into a European procedure, whilst at the same time respecting local identities. The ds methodology will be utilised to valorise lifelong learning experiences across the network: hence the creation of a virtual community of practice on digital storytelling issues, proposing a European framework for users to follow.

The Network will also provide advice and support on transversal issues related to the creative use of digital content and to the employment of basic software tools to create digital stories.

acrosslimits role: We are the workpackage leaders for exploitation – ensuring that there is continuity after the end of the project. We have also organised storytelling workshops in Malta for the local people – young and old.