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1 Improving visibility and access to project results!

2 European Shared Treasure treasure of experiences ComeniusGrundtvigCapitalise on the immense treasure of experiences to be found in the framework of decentralised actions of Socrates Programme, i.e. Comenius and Grundtvig partnerships Show how these projects work towards the "Education and Training 2010" objectives. dissemination A database for the dissemination of good practice

3 Gain knowledge Document Monitor Evaluate Trace products Retrieve best practices A database in European dimension in order to

4 The EST project since 2000 GOLD GOLD Global On Line Documentation The database was created for: - documentation - monitoring - final reporting of Comenius1 and Grundtvig 2 learning partnerships Attempt to build on and go beyond GOLD Attempt to build on and go beyond GOLD A five-year experience with the Italian national database provided precious and ample feedback from users

5 4 National agencies Thanks to a pilot project funded by the European Commission, DG EAC ITALY ITALY (co-ordinator) AUSTRIA Indire - Istituto nazionale di documentazione per l'innovazione e la ricerca educativa AUSTRIA Sokrates Nationalagentur ÖsterreichGREECE YKY- Ίδρυμα Κρατικών ΥποτροφιώνPOLAND Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji

6 EST network common metadata modelmultilingual retrieval toolssimultaneous searches EST is composed of national databases, located and managed in participating country servers which form part of a network. A common metadata model and multilingual retrieval tools, allow for simultaneous searches A shared database

7 Strong points with European and world-wide acknowledged standards (Dublin Core, Isced, Nuts, European Treasury Browser) User friendliness Efficiency Multilingualism Compatibility many fields in EST are pre-filled through imported data from Soclink National language versions for DATA INPUT and SEARCH Easy to fill in by schools and institutions Easy to install and mantain by Agencies User friendly for research Open to public users

8 Multilingualism Data input Display of results The Search page is translated in national languages The use of a vehicular language in project’s and product’s descriptions allows consultation by users from different countries Is performed using a common metadatamodel available in different national language versions

9 Multilingualism Input in national languages

10 Projects and Products EST will document activities carried out by schools and adult education organisations in the framework of Comenius 1 and Grundtvig 2 partnerships covering all main aspects Project Partnership Topics and subjects Products

11 Metadata model - Project Code* - Action: Comenius/ Grundtvig* - Vehicular language: EN/FR/DE - Title in national language* - Title EN/FR/DE - Description in national language - Description EN/FR/DE Project A free text abstract (1000 k) focusing on the most important features of the project: objectives, themes, methodology, activities, results and benefits for the participants. BASIC DATA *Pre-filled from Soclink

12 Applicant Institution - Name* - Address* - Town* - Country* - Nuts code - e-mail - contact person - ISCED level Institutions Involved *Pre-filled from Soclink Partnership Metadata model Partnership - Name* - Town* - Country*

13 draw the attention on Education and Training Objectives 2010 offer a project interpretation key within the wider framework of European Policies point out Socrates contribution to the achievements of these goals codified into 8 descriptors in order to: Metadata model Project’s content Topics Subjects Lisbon priorities retrieved from Soclink

14 Metadata model Products output cooperation communicate the results the output of a cooperation between pupils/learners, the best way to communicate the results of a project to a wider community - Title - Copyright - Language of the resource - Audience - Product type - Description in national language - Description EN/FR/DE

15 Metadata model Availability

16 Search options Multiple search options at a national or limited/unlimited European level Guided search different keys,in one of the following sections: search project search product - type of product - language(s) of the product - target users - institutions - contents of the project Free text search in progress

17 …towards the shared treasure September 2005 September 2005 TEST INPUT by IT NA and partner NAs by schools/institutions in Italy April 2004 April 2004 PILOT PROJECT June 2006 June 2006 in Italy EST will become part of the final documentation required BY CONTRACT October 2005 October 2005 DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION by schools and institutions on a voluntary base Dec- Sept.2005 Dec- Sept.2005 - design of the full datamodel - implementation of the common database - design users web interface

18 End users: for whom might EST be useful ? New project applicantsNew project applicants to check on existing material and avoid repetition Project coordinatorsProject coordinators the input of data helps reflect and self-evaluate even in relation with other European realities TeachersTeachers to gain direct access to didactic materials developed within projects Decision makersDecision makers to trace progress made by schools and adult education organisations in a European cooperation project PoliticiansPoliticians have an indicator of the Socrates’contribution to the European dimension in the field of education and to extent of work completed in relation to Lisbon objectives.


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