Acrosslimits - Back to work!
Dear friends,
 
Back to work!The summer party is finally over, and we're back in our offices chasing deadlines, projects and clients once more! Actually most of us are traveling during all of this month and the next, since everyone seems to be waking up after the lull in the hotter months, and meetings, conferences and events are taking the AcrossLimits gang all over the place - Ireland, Belgium, France etc etc

As I'm writing this, I'm actually in Brussels, setting up our stand for ICT2010, where we're very proud to be one of the only 20 SMEs chosen to exhibit in this great event. We've also heard that Prince Philip is opening the exhibition, with journalists running behind him all the way, so it's great that we have our own little AcrossLimits purple uniform here, or I would be stressing on what to wear! We're also documenting the setup of the stand, so don't worry ... in the next issue you'll get a peep behind the scenes too!

In fact if you have some great photos to share, why not collect them and enter our Expo competition (to be launched soon!) and win yourself some great prizes? Find us on Facebook or read below to see what it's all about.

Take care...and now off to meet the prince!,

Angele

Establish project meeting with SMEC conference in Dublin
Establish partners meetingAnnalise, Maryrose and Angele attended the Establish project meeting and SMEC Conference that was held in Dublin from the 12th to 17th September. The objective of the project is to create materials based on the inquiry based teaching method for teaching science to students of ages 12-18.

Inquiry Based Science Education implies involvement that leads to understanding. Furthermore, involvement in learning implies possessing skills and attitudes that permit you to seek answers to questions and issues while you construct new knowledge.

The project is still in its first year and partners are preparing the materials and choosing the topics in the various scientific areas. Establish is a project with a duration of 4 years that commenced in January 2010.

AcrossLimits is contributing by using its technical expertise in developing the elearning portal part. The aim is to start with 3 pilot learning units in early 2011.

Angele said,"We hope that with the online teaching resources that will be created, more teachers will take the plunge to try IBSE in their day-to-day lessons with kids. This might contribute to make students enjoy their science lessons more, convince them to choose them as a viable career and thus lessen the shortage of scientists that exists throughout Europe"

The next project meeting is planned for February 2011 and will be held in Malta. Further information on this FP7 project may be accessed by visiting - http://www.establish-fp7.eu/

Acrosslimits and Cogknow @ ICT 2010
ICT 2010 - Digitally DrivenICT2010 is a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. During the event AcrossLimits, together with Cogknow, will be hosting a stand. AcrossLimits will be featuring its eLearning services and its courses-specialised site http://www.trainingmalta.com.

AcrossLimits will be unveiling its new range of eLearning hosting and content development packages that are going to be focused not just on schools, but also for companies and organisations that need to train their own staff.

The three packages – Shell, Content and Interactive build upon one another and allow users to choose at which level they want to enter the eLearning field. Prices are extremely attractive and the whole service is modular, in such a way that one can create their own variation if need be.

In this regard, AcrossLimits has invited its esteemed clientele, partners and former students to visit us at stand #3235 which is found in the SME Village during the duration of the event.

The event will be running from the 27th to 29th September in Brussels.. However if you cannot attend, AcrossLimits will be doing online demos by request. Simply email your name and preferred day/time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Beta launch of Expo.acrosslimits.com
Expo - The maltese digital libraryExpo – the Maltese Digital Library, http://expo.acrosslimits.com will soon be launched to the general public. Together with the launch of Expo, AcrossLimits will be launching a competition. Organisations, professionals and individuals are invited to enrich the Maltese Digital Library by contributing content (audio, video, images or text) so that Malta would be more exposed in the digital culture map.

Furthermore, content contributed to Expo will be shown on www.europeana.eu – the official website of Europeana - the largest collection of European cultural content online thus providing a wider exposure to the contributors.

Two information sessions about the Europeana project and Expo will be held soon, one in Malta and the other one in Gozo. The dates are Wednesday, 3rd November for the Victoria, Gozo event and Saturday, 6th November for the event that will be held in Valletta, Malta.

A Facebook page has been created to keep in contact with interested parties. Search for Expo – The Maltese Digital Library and keep yourself updated with the latest news and do not forget to register and contribute on http://expo.acrosslimits.com to take part in the competition.

Gateway Centre, Kappillan Mifsud Street Hamrun
Beta launch of Expo.acrosslimits.com