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Dear friends,
Seems like yesterday that we were cheering the arrival of 2014 but somehow it is already March! So many things have happened in the AcrossLimits' universe that it’s almost impossible to catch our breath, but we will try to be efficient and tell you all about them.
One important message from me (even if you read nothing else) is that we’re in the “creative” phase of thinking up new projects under both Erasmus+ and Horizon2020 in our pet sectors of e-learning, e-health and digital culture, peppered with mobile applications and social media. So if you have been missing some madness in your life, you might want to contact us and see if we could work together on some of these areas. 
 
I leave you to read the latest and greatest... and don’t forget to like our Facebook page as that is where we are really keeping the world abreast with our latest news and photos.
 
Hugs to all from Malta,
Angele
 
MAD AS


A MARCH

HATTER

AMBROSIA
Food & Drink in Europe

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ENKDIST
Digital Story Telling

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iSmart
Dyxlesia Tool for Children

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MOBIVET 2.0
WEB 2.0 Tools for VET

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OpenIoT
Internet of Things

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STAR
Online Dementia Care Training

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AMBROSIA: All About Food & Drink

Through Ambrosia we will be immersing ourselves in the scrumptious world of food and drink. Keith and Ruth had a first taste of this project during the kick off meeting held in the UK on the 14th and 15th of January 2014.
 
There they met other food and drink lovers, the 29 partners of the project, and had the pleasure of attending guided tours to Vintners’ Hall and Christies’ Auction House.
 
Our first step in this project will be to collect artifacts related to food and drink in Malta and putting the best one worth digitzing online for everyone to see. If you thin that you have something to contribute please contact Ruth on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ENKDIST: WORK + FAMILY LIFE = :)

ENKDIST is a network which is all about Digital Storytelling. With a competition underway, you can now participate and win one of the gifts being given out: a tablet, a headset and/or MP3 player. Those wishing to participate can easily do so by submitting their digital story on our Facebook page. For more information, just read the instructions here.
 

And while you are visiting our site, we would also suggest that you register with the community of practise where you will be able to access a number of resources that can help you implement and use digital story either in your business or while you are teaching.

iSmart

What do Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom and Cher have in common? They are all dyslexics that have had to struggle all their lives with difficulties in reading and writing. And even though some of them had been told they were “stupid” when they were young... they all managed to conquer it and push forward.
 

The iSmart project takes all this into account since, even today, children with dyslexia or dyscalculia face a harsh world when they are at school. We are aiming to create an application for them to use during lessons and at home to assist in making things easier for them. Come have a look on www.ismart-project.com and visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ismart.project. Over 2400 people have helped by filling in our questionnaires to tell us how we can improve! We need you too! 

MOBIVET2.0

This project is aimed at all teachers, practitioners, vocational teachers and stakeholders who are not afraid to broaden their knowledge in ICT. Whether you teach Maths or a Science subject, we invite you to join our network to learn more. This project aims at filling in the online gap between the self-guided learners and VET trainers. Following our outcomes will make you a successful mobile trainer.
 
From an initial stage, the consortium developed a study for the Web2.0 tools and technologies and how these can be used by teachers.
 
Watch out for further news as we will soon be looking for piloters who are willing to participate in our pilot test.
 

You can follow MOBIVET2.0 by visiting www.mobivet2.eu or like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Mobivet2

OpenIoT

OpenIoT has been identified as one of the top ten new open source projects of 2013. The selection has been made by Black Duck, which offers award-winning software and consulting services related to open source software adoption, governance and management. 
 
OpenIoT also presented its open source middleware for Internet-of-Things at FOSDEM 2014 on Sunday 2nd February 2014. 100 attendees learnt about the architecture and how to join the OpenIoT open source community. Held in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best open source conference in Europe. It is organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. This year, FOSDEM was a two-day event that attracted +5000 developers from all over the world.
 

More info on www.openiot.eu.

STAR

The STAR project ended in February with a very successful overall achievement - that of creating a great online training course for carers of people with Dementia - http://courses.startraining.eu. The partners agreed to continue develop the content and to make it in other territories during a meeting held in Amsterdam in January. AcrossLimits will continue to provide the platform's technical support. 

 

ERASMUS+ TRAINING




 

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