Activities

The project activities:

1.    Management of the Project
2.    Training
3.    Course Development
4.    Online tools
5.    Dissemination

Management and monitoring of the Project

1.1    Management and monitoring of the Project
1.1.1 Communication to the Project coordinator on the Project activities
1.1.2 Preparing of regular monthly time-sheets of the staff
1.1.3 Administration of the project
1.1.4 Financial management
1.2    Reporting of the WP leaders on the Project activities and achieved results to the Project coordinator
1.3    Co-ordinator reporting to the NA on the project progress - Interim and Final reports; Coordinator reporting to NA representative on Project  
         progress, if required
1.4    Project Quality plan development
1.5    Project quality management and control, according to the Quality plan
1.6    Organization of five coordination meetings of the Consortium 

Project management activities will ensure qualitative and timely project delivery. Communication of the project partners to the project coordinator will be regular. At the beginning of the project (1st month) it will be carried out via e-mail and phone, later project participants will use on-line project communication platform.
On the 1st month of the project the Project Quality plan will be developed. It will describe to project management and communication procedures, provide with different templates (project meeting minutes, feedback form, time-sheets, etc.).
Project partners will follow the Quality plan during whole project life-time.
In order to ensure work and time registration, the project staff will use the time-sheets, where the delivered works and time spent for them will be reported.
The project will be coordinated by LTC, but the administration, taking into account the project plans and national rules will be done in every country.
The project financial management will be done by the coordinator, but each participant will be responsible for timely done requested financial reports, as required in the Quality plan.
The work package leaders will report on the activities performed and results achieved to the project coordinator every quarter, according to the Quality plan.
Coordinator will be in contact with the LLP National Agency as often as required. The Interim and Final reports will be done in the planned time and delivered to the National Agency.
During the project five coordination meetings will be organized - 1st - in Riga, 2nd - in Malta, 3rd - Coventry, 4th- Helsinki and the 5th in Riga. All the coordination and project progress matters will be discussed there.
WP1 will use 25,8% of the project budget.

Training

2.1    Training of consortium staff/course developers in e-learning methodology (2 persons/partner)
2.2    Training in the use of the project/e-learning course on-line tool (2 persons/partner)
2.3    Training of the consortium partners/course developers in practical exercises/tools/methodologies included in the elearning course (creative
         thinking, innovation capacity self-assessment (2 persons/partner)
2.4    Organisation of training for 5 e-learning trainers/tutors in each country.
WP2 will use 16,3% of the project budget.

Course Development

3.1    E-learning course needs analysis in project participant countries.
3.2    Working out the detailed plan of course content and methodology (standard approach for all modules), according to the needs analysis results,
         sharing responsibilities and discussion on it
3.3    Course module development
3.3.1 Development of course modules
3.3.2 Local trial of the developed modules (1 person per module)
3.3.3 Development of the study guide (methodological hints)
3.3.4 Translation of the developed modules in English (if needed)
3.3.5 Upload of the first version modules in on-line communication tool
3.4.   Editing of the course modules
3.4.1 Discussion on the course outlook (content, methodology, style, language) (2 persons)
3.4.2 Editing of the course content
3.4.3 Editing of the English language
3.4.4 Translation/adaptation of the course modules and study guide in national languages
3.4.5 Uploading the final course versions in project on-line communication tool
3.5.   Piloting of the E-learning course.
3.5.1 Preparing the course for the piloting
3.5.2 Piloting of the course on trainees (3 persons in each country) and trainees' written feedback
3.5.3 Discussion (on-line) on the pilot results and implement changes/improvements to the e-learning course
3.6.   Final adaptation/editing of the course
3.6.1 Discussion on the final course outlook
3.6.2 Final adaptation/editing of the course materials
3.6.3 Final e-learning course version inserted in the on-line tool
After realization of all the planned activities, the course will be ready for exploitation in the project partner countries/ organisations. As well, the course will be ready for further adaptation in other countries.
WP3 will use 34,7% of the project budget.

The work package will be lead by P3 - BETI, which is very experienced in provision of e-learning environment for lifelong learning studies. The BETI will adapt the Moodle system based tool for E-IM project needs, and train the project staff in its exploitation. The tool will be used simultaneously as the main project communication platform and the on-line tool for course development and delivery.
Besides, BETI will develop and maintain the project website, where all the basic project information will be inserted, and the website will be linked to the websites of all the project partner organizations.

Online tools

The WP4 activities are following:
4.1    Development of the on-line tool for the project communication and course delivery
4.2    Presentation of the tool (Moodle based) to the consortium partners
4.3    Maintenance of the tool during whole project
4.4    Development of the project website
4.5    Maintenance of the project website
The WP4 will use 10,8 % of the project budget.

Dissemination

The main task or the work package is to ensure that the project information reaches the target group - potential trainees of the developed course modules.
5.1    Development of the project knowledge Dissemination and exploitation plan.
5.2    Development of the project promotion materials (leaflets, poster, press release – the project aims and expected results) and poster (English) –
         LTC
5.2.1 Translation of press releases/leaflets/posters in national languages
5.2.2 Printing the leaflets/posters in national languages
5.2.3 Publication of press release in the consortium partners' websites
5.3    Presentations on the e-learning course development in national conferences, seminars (education and entrepreneurship) (4 each country)
5.4    Publications of the project progress, expected results, outputs in the national mass media (3 each country)
5.5    Presentation of the project outputs in international conference (co-ordinator)
5.6   Communication to the national VET policy makers and SMEs associations (target group) on the project outputs – available e-learning course for
        SMEs.
The WP5 will use 12,4% of the project budget.