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Synergy WG: E-learning courses to support businesses and employment

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Welcome to the work area of the "E-learning courses to support businesses " working group. Before and after the event, participants are invited to:

  • Share: you can load up PDF documents, flyers, pictures, in the Files section and share the link to it in the comments of this page. You can also create a sub-page to this WG if you wish to explain more, or share links in an organised way;
  • Discuss: use the Discussion section to start exchange. Ask questions, share your thoughts and see what your peers think;
  • Join: come to the face-to-face session of the Synergy strand and use the virtual post it wall during the event to share links, videos, etc you hear about during the event.

During the Conference, the group will use an online tool: Virtual Post-it wall called Linoit.

You are invited to post your resources on virtual post-it wall on Lino: you can publish small (Post-it-like) stickers, such as links to resources, videos from YouTube, images and small notes/comments related to your projects and/or the Synergy Strand themes. Linoit is a tool we will be using during the conference days. We highly recommend you to join our group, although your registration is only optional.

Please, indicate what you, your institution and/or project can OFFER and what you would NEED (1 suggestion / post-it) within the theme, selecting one of the following 4 categories:

  1. joint event (when and where)
  2. reciprocal piloting/peer review (what, when, how)
  3. community sustainability (where and who)
  4. new partnership (aims and objectives)

Your post-its should bear your name and contact and any further information you find necessary for fellow participants to understand your suggestions.

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Last updated 2144 days ago by Eva Suba

When it comes to a project’s end of funding, the issue of sustainability of the final product is one of the hottest topics. In this synergy session, the concrete example was a Portuguese language e-course for companies,EMPORT, that has the uniqueness in including the cultural elements, i.e. the awareness of differences among different Portuguese speaking countries (culture and accents).

Some of the advices that were mentioned from the colleauges, I hope you can use it as an inspiratioin:

-          specify goals of the product as much as possible, as well the product to be used for commercialization (if it is a plan)

o   e.g.: platform alone or the course-development service itself

-          specify target gorup/potential clients

-          choose between founding a social/non-profit and for profit enterprise

-          engaging students e.g.: Master student thesis topic

-          governmental funding

-          crowd sourcing

-          open platform, open source technology

-          piloting as much and organised as possible and use the results for improvement, for engaging potential clients, etc.

-          using big tourist events e.g.:  creating a unit for the carneval for tourists (through tourist offices) for a teaser

-          IP clarification before commercialization is crucial

o    e.g: do licensing: 1 partner is applying for using the license and paying license fee to the other Consortium partners

-          you can find help on the Internet, eg.:  Business Model Canvas  (a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool)

-          build up the business model during the funding lasts

Livia Turzo 2078 days ago