Lifelong Learning Programme: Transfer of Innovation EC´s most prestigious grant in continual education AIMS - Reward innovation: knowledge transfer - Develop & apply virtual technologies - Promote cultural exchange - Encourage cross-sector collaboration (public, private, academic) - Enhance learning opportunity for excluded groups - Encourage professional mobility for disadvantaged collectives
What will the project develop? ISUS will be the sector’s first fully integrated blended learning solution for languages that is: -At the cutting edge of virtual classroom technology & contents - Available in 5 languages (English, Spanish. French, German, Italian) - Focused on adult learners & improving professional skills - Accessible worldwide: with international virtual learning capacity - Internationally recognized for quality: Award elearningage, UK. 2010 http://www.elearningage.co.uk/winners.
What will the product gain? A Competitive Edge: Price: Virtual Group learning = 1 sixth the cost Logitsics: Geographical (clients and yours) Comprehensive: Nº of languages & training types Expansion opportunity: international scale Cutting Edge technology: Logistics, management, pedagogical Quality: Academically validated
Our responsibilities as a team Produce Workplan: Material development Follow the project tracking procedures Execute Dissemination plan Provide documentation required by the NA (pedagogical, dissemination, financial) Crucial periods: Contract Signature: SOW July 2012 (Interim Report to NA) July 2013 (Final Report to NA)
What has been done, remains to be done & by which partner?
Dissemination Target Plan: End user expansion TARGET: PILOT: 80 users Step One. Recruit: 80 users Nov. – Dic. Corporate / Unemployed / Social Integration (immigrants) Step Two: Consolidate group and launch. Jan-March Step Three: Expand nº of Users. X 6 per trimester. April onwards: FINAL GOAL: 11,000-12,000 Users
Partner Relations: For the better… Our Pedagogical criteria coincide Our communication is responsive Our support is reciprocal and constructive Our production workplan is being met Our diffusion target is executed
Partner Relations: …or not Pedagogical incompatibility (internal) External (ISUS Trainer & student evaluation) Resolution procedure: a.Orientation from TE b.Partner modification resolution: Approved or resolution: By another partner. 10 % limit
Partner Relations: …or not Workplan fulfillment 90 days Trimester production target to be met 120 days limit for delayed material 150 days procedure for substitution in project Action plan cycle: 30 days: completion report
Partner Relations: …or not Partner´s circumstances have changed: business plan, pedagogical team Satisfaction or feasibility Action plan a. 60 days notice b. finish the corresponding work plan production
Commercial Incentive 15 % reduction on license fee for language developed for 4 years after product finalisation Free access to ISUS Magazine for one year 10 % reduction on license fee for ALL languages (including English) for 4 years after product after product finalisation Germany / University: Different conditions due to task differences Dissemination Target: 80 users (ready for December) and increasing per trimester until end of project
What will we gain as partners? Increased sales and revenue Sector´s most commercially competitive service Diversified client base International expansion opportunity International recognition and prestige Professional exchange
Rebecca Webb Executive Director Presentation (11/2010) ) LEONARDO DA VINCI “Life Long Learning program” Innovation Transfer Grant