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New Models for European Cost-efficient in-company Certification and Accreditation training (MECCA)

MECCA aimed to validate new pedagogical principles for organizing and delivering in-company skills development, by establishing new models for delivering more cost- and time-efficient in-company adapted blended learning and training that create new synergies for effective and pedagogical inclusion of state of the art high quality real time visual collaboration and communication tools into current training principles. The basis for such a framework was an innovative train the trainer program facilitating virtual mobility in companies and VET schools, by enhancing presence at a distance for instructors, trainers, and staff.


Funding Organization: European Commission – Leornado Da Vinci/ Community Vocational Training (N/05/B/F/PP-165.014)


Project duration: October 2005 – September 2007

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NS-eCMS: Content Management and Collaboration Environment for Natural Sciences

The NS-eCMS project focuses on the design and development of an open web-based content management, communication, and collaboration eLearning platform that addresses the specialized requirements for distance education in natural sciences. Media rich content management will be achieved through a federated architecture enabling straightforward development, exchange, and publication using international standards, specifically MathML and XML. The proposed infrastructure will support the integration of mathematical tools for the execution of computations. Additional user interfaces, e.g. light pens and electronic blackboards that facilitate efficient interaction with the system will be explored. The NS-eCMS system will benefit undergraduate learners and undergraduate academic institutions involved in natural science teaching/instruction by providing a platform that addresses the entire educational process, from information exchange to information management, computation execution and examinations.

Funding Organization: European Commission – Minerva Socrates Program (110159-CP-1-2003-NO-MINERVA-M)


Project duration: October 2003 – September 2005


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