WORK PACKAGES (WP)

WP1 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION

This WP is aimed at the general direction and coordination of the project. So, all the activities that will be developed in the area of this working package are aimed at granting a correct and efficient management of the project itself.

WP2 - RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF GOOD PRACTICES IN THE VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD

The aim of this WP is to obtain an overview about the existing knowledge and good practices concerning the use of virtual worlds for teaching and learning at national and European level, using the information collected to adapt and update the model to the needs emerged.

WP3 - ADAPTATION AND MODELING

The aim of WP3 is to adapt in the training vocational area the learning areas e-Learning and Virtual Learning (V-Learning), the instruments and didactic contents created in the previous project Comenius AVATAR. The technological and didactic teams will work together on the base of the survey results to create the final model that will be transferred, with the basic aim to integrate the virtual worlds into the everyday teaching practice.

WP4 - TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND TRAINERS

In this WP, teachers of vocational schools and trainers of training centres, that work in training paths, above all in catering, administration and building sectors, will be selected to attend a multilingual e-learning course (IT, ENG, DE, TR) and will acquire freedom in planning virtual learning sceneries and in coordination in training activities to be realized through virtual worlds.

WP5 - TESTING WITH FINAL BENEFICIARY

Inside this WP, it will be defined all the transfer modes of the instruments and the methodologies fitted and tested in the previous working packages. It will also be defined the list of the vocational schools and training centres involved in the transfer at national and European level the transfer and timetable of the survey. Finally, the training activities with the students will be activated.

WP6 - MONITORING AND EVALUATION

The WP6 has to grant the quality of the project under the terms of managerial efficiency (process) and efficiency of the results (impact). Monitoring and evaluation are two functional steps to reach the aim. The former has the aim to grant the efficiency of the project, through a periodical updating on the activities, the latter has the aim to evaluate the efficiency of the results and of the products as object of transferring and management quality using surveying instruments that will involve different players. It is also foreseen an external evaluator, that will have the task to search and highlight possible gaps, problems and critical situations linked to the management activity, having an important role in finding solutions to overcome them and improve the process.

WP7 - VALORISATION OF THE RESULTS

The aims of WP7 are to spread the project results to all the actors (vocational schools, training centres, local institutions, social parts, companies) that are not directly involved in the process and involve the territorial stakeholders in the development of the transfer process so that they can contribute to the realization of the results. Moreover, the contact net managed by partners will grant the maximum spread of the final results at a local, national and European level. Memorandum of Understanding (draft) will also be drawn up to define the partners’ obligation in promoting the project after its end.