Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Project Acronym: ODEdu
Project Full Name: Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics
Duration: 2016-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2
Email: kat(at)uom.gr
Website: www.odedu-project.eu
About:The project aims to establish a Knowledge Alliance between academia, business and the public sector that will boost Open Data education and training. The Alliance will follow a four-dimensional approach, tackling pedagogical, technological, content and application objectives. The consolidation of all efforts will provide a transnational set of results, as follows:

  • a novel learning model based on PBL and learning analytics, termed Data Driven PBL
  • an open-source platform to support flexible learning pathways and course re-design
  • co-created, freely available for any use, multimodal content on Open Data
  • innovative activities in academia, businesses and the public sector.

The production of the aforementioned robust results and their lasting application in all three sectors will aim to support the sustainability of a European Open Data learning ecosystem.
Acrosslimits’ Role: Acrosslimits is the technical partner in this project and will build the infrastructure of the eLearning platform.

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Project Acronym: SESBA
Project Full Name: Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers
Duration: 2015-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sesbaproject.eu
About: SESBA is an EU funded project under Erasmus plus strategic partnerships. The consortium is made up of seven partners and the coordinators are Olympic Training & Consulting LTD from Greece. Acrosslimits is the Maltese partner. The duration of the project is 36 months. The aim of the project is to enhance the profile of business advisors in order to better respond to the field of social entrepreneurship. The project focuses on the development of new methodologies and consulting techniques that will build upon the theoretical knowledge of the target group. The project also aims at the cultivation of new practical advisory skills on behalf of the consultants in order to be able to encourage attributes of social entrepreneurship.

The direct target group of the project are the Business advisors, whilst the indirect target group are all potential or existing social entrepreneurs and local societies, stakeholders, chambers and policy makers.
Acrosslimits’ Role: The role of Acrosslimits in this project is as a technical partner where we will build the website and the elearning platform.

Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project Acronym: ER4STEM
Project Full Name: Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Duration: 2015-2018
Sector: Robotics Education
Programme: Horizon 2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.er4stem.com
About: The ER4STEM project aims to stimulate children’s curiosity from a very young age so as to attract them to science and technology using robotics as a tool. Robotics workshops will be run for students aged 7 to 18 with the goal of engaging them into this fascinating world where so many applications exist which can open up several career opportunities. The project intends to grab students’ attention in an attempt to increase interest in STEM subject uptake among students in their choice of subjects during school years. This project brings together 6 partners within Europe.

Through this project, an educational robotics repository will be built which will purposely be set up for teachers so that they will have access to a variety of approaches and insights into how to present this subject to their students in a more meaningful and engaging way in the fields of science and technology.

ER4STEM will also harmonise existing approaches in the field of robotics within Europe and beyond, and offer a common concept to stakeholders in the fields of science and technology including, but not limited to, students, teachers, educators and science policymakers.

Acrosslimits’ Role: We have a role in all the Workpackages and will be involved in identifying best practices within the field of educational technologies for robotics, running workshops, and have just organised and hosted the European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER) in Malta. We will be evaluating and disseminating the results obtained through the workshops and conference. Moreover, as a technical partner, we will be building the educational robotics’ repository and informing educators about it.

Reshaping Life in a Generous Country

Reshaping Life in a Generous Country

Project Acronym: NEWLIFE
Project Full Name: Reshaping Life in a Generous Country
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Life long learning/integration
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Project Number: 2017-1-TRO1-KA204-046155
Email: [email protected]
About: In order for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants to be included in society and to continue their lives in hosting countries, they must improve their level of language. The proposed project aims to improve and expand the supply of high quality learning opportunities to individual low-skilled or low qualified women refugees so they acquire literacy and digital competences through the validation of skills acquired through formal and informal learning, especially in language and digital skills.
AcrossLimits’ Role: Acrosslimits is in charge of piloting the language course in Malta and on all the social media portals, and the overall dissemination of the project.

Attracting Marginalised Adults to Lifelong Learning

Attracting Marginalised Adults to Lifelong Learning

Project Acronym: OutsideIn
Project Full Name: Attracting Marginalised Adults to Lifelong Learning
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Life long learning/integration
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Project Number: 2017-1-IE01-KA204-025665
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.outsidein-project.eu
About: The overall objective of the project is to provide access to learning for the most vulnerable groups of adult learners, in particular those lacking basic skills or having low level or no qualifications, and to make education accessible to the most marginalised groups in order to support their inclusion in society and economy. To engage these target groups partners will address five structural areas that are pivotal to achieving positive outcomes in adult education, namely: the skills of adult educators; the design of learning materials; the marketing of adult education services to marginalised groups; access to learning opportunities and materials; accrediting learning and progression pathways.
AcrossLimits’ Role: Our role in this project is the overall dissemination, the infrastructure of the website and eLearning platform and all the other technical aspects of the project.

Reading Early School Leaving Signals

Reading Early School Leaving Signals

Project Acronym: RESCUE
Project Full Name: Reading Early School Leaving Signals
Duration: 2016-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.projectrescue.eu
About:This project intends to invest in teachers as the front line soldiers in this common fight against ESL. It will support schools to tackle ESL through improving teachers’ individual skills, improving their collaboration internally as well as with students, with parents and other community stakeholders, in a collaborative and holistic approach. This project aims at supporting the school, as an institutional stakeholder, to take a bolder and more assertive role in this effort to prevent ESL in the community and to proactively reach out to the other stakeholders when the situation of risk arises.
Acrosslimits’ Role: Acrosslimits is the technical partner in this project and will design the logo, create and maintain the website. Acrosslimits will also initiate and handle social media accounts and develop an electronic database to be used as a repository.

Systematising Collaboration amongst Business and Educational Institutions

Systematising Collaboration amongst Business and Educational Institutions

Project Acronym: SCOBE
Project Full Name: Systematising Collaboration amongst Business and Educational Institutions
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Renewable Energy
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.scobeproject.eu
About: The main aim of the project is to create a state-of-the-art blended learning course targeting people in the renewable energy industry. The student program that will be created during the program will use SCOBE Toolkit to help nearly 3 million people work in the field of wind energy. The target groups participating in the training are students in a special course who wish to find a job in the field of renewable energy, and workers in the renewable energy sector who would like to acquire new skills.
AcrossLimits’ Role: Acrosslimits will be responsible for the technical aspects as regards the eLearning platform for the open online course. AcrossLimits will also manage the project’s website by creating, designing and hosting it.

Turning Creative Skills into Sustainable Businesses

Turning Creative Skills into Sustainable Businesses

Project Acronym: KRE8R
Project Full Name: Turning Creative Skills into Sustainable Businesses
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Creative Arts/ Entrepreneurship
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Project Number: 2017-1-FR01-KA202-037143
Email: [email protected]
Website: kre8r-project.eu
About: The Kre8r project has a number of key objectives but primarily the project is focused on increasing the labour market relevance of VET by providing bespoke pedagogic resources that will improve the attainment levels of high-level basic and transversal competences. The creative industry sector has been singled out for its growth potential as Europe recovers from the depths of the recent economic crisis. Developing bespoke curriculum resources, that specifically address the potential for graduate entrepreneurs in this important sector, and supporting new entrepreneurs, represents a significant connection between VET provision and microenterprise owners and an increased responsiveness within VET provision to market demands.
AcrossLimits’ Role: The role of Acrosslimits in this project is to create a state-of-the-art elearning platform, pilot the course in Malta, create the project website. Acrosslimits is also responsible for the overall dissemination of the projects’ results.