Project information

The project addresses the specific priority related to the provision of new skill-sets relevant to the needs of today and future labour market. At the core of the Digital Workplace project is the development of a learning curriculum, developed mostly in a MOOC format and complemented by an assessment and certification process based on Open Badges. MOOCs and Open Badges are at the cutting-edge of Open Educational Resources’ development and can strongly contribute to the creation of a new learning ICT-based environment. By acquiring these new competences, Higher Education and Vocational & Educational Training staff involved in the project will be able to replicate, in a cascade effect, their training and to transfer their skills to others professionals and to promote the up taking of the digital and mobile approach in the organization of work.

The project addresses these needs by defining a methodology for providing key staff and companies with a set of critical skills. This skill-set is mostly digital but also encompasses communication, organization and stress management.

The project therefore aims to:

a) define the profile of the ideal digital worker and employer, so to consequently define their skill-set and competence-based training and certification;

b) design and test the training to acquire the skills at issue. The training will be mainly digital based, delivered in a MOOC-like format and composed of Learning Objects, Open Educational Resources and Learning Outcomes. It will be structured on EQF (European Qualification Framework) level 4-7 – thus essentially for Higher Education and Vocational & Educational Training;

c) design and test the certification scheme for workers and employers, with clear evaluation rubrics, audit and awarding mechanism and based on innovative approaches and tools (e.g. Open Badges);

d) promote the adoption of the model, acting holistically to let the various components of the labour market overcome the obstacles and enhance productivity, personal and community well being.

400 persons are expected to be directly involved in the project:

- 108 as informants;

- 24 as trainees;

- 80 employers/HR managers and workers as testers;

- 170 participants in the multiplier events.

Trained trainers will in turn train 10 other professionals per country - about other 60 VET and HE staff will be involved.

A dissemination campaign will be developed during the whole project lifetime, so to reach the wider audience possible and raise awareness about points at issue. Multiplier events will take place in 4 EU countries to meet local entrepreneurs, HR managers, digital and digital workers-to-be. The dissemination plan includes press releases and targeted social media pages.

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Project presentation