The objective of this Project
is to ensure, by way of the creation of a “SME e-Learning Portal”, that SMEs are aware of the e-learning opportunities available to them, and, more importantly, how these can be used to best advantage to ensure acceptance by the Managers and workforce. By successfully transferring innovative practices previously developed within formal educative organisations including universities, colleges of further and higher education, this project will aim to:
> address the imbalance experienced by lack of access to, or knowledge of, the availability of e-learning initiatives;
> change individual and organisational perceptions of training needing to be only provided through traditional workroom/classroom based pedagogies;
> introduce innovative pedagogical materials to a previously hard to reach target group, initiating a heightened awareness of the importance of illustrating how e-learning can address difficulties associated with ensuring that employees receive fit for purpose training;
> recognise the role of accessibility to e-learning by emphasizing the many ways in which e-learning can be accessed using the latest ICT technologies.
The result of Project is to publish a“BEST PRACTICE GUIDE FOR SMEs & E-LEARNING DEVELOPERS” to accompany a new “SME e-Learning Portal” so that SMEs are aware of the e-learning opportunities available and how to take advantage of them.
The project aims to achieve the following results:
> develop, promote and maintain the “SME e-Learning Portal” to ensure that innovative training practices are shared and made accessible to European SMEs;
> create associative opportunities to embed an e-learning culture within participating organisations;
> engage thetarget group in the processes of e-learning by ensuring that training materials are accessible and fit for purpose;
> provide a web based Portal that will feature, promote and emphasise the importance of e-learning and blended learning as innovative, accessible and economically viable alternatives to traditional and often costly training practices.
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