The project will be completed in steps, comprising:
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs) & Reports
- Workshops & trainer guides
- Conferences and Online Webinars
In addition, there will be four work packages designed for management, quality, dissemination and sustainability.
- Project Management
The project will complete a full study of how Web2.0 tools are being used in education and the work place.
- To carry out a systematic review of research that has been produced on the use of Web2.0 tools for education and business.
- To publish the systematic review on the Ed2.0Work web site.
- To identify Web2.0 tools (including tools for creating Web2.0 content).
- To evaluate these tools to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
- To publish details of the evaluation of these tools on the Ed2.0Work web site.
- To identify existing training materials that are available and are of an appropriate standard that they may be used by the network to train teachers, researchers, decision-makers and educational bodies on the use of Web2.0.
- To publish details of the training materials on the Ed2.0Work web site.
2. Creation Special Interest Groups (SIGs) & Reports
The project partners will create SIGs that will look at different issues that face education and work in using Web2.0 tools. In addition a community of practice of stakeholders (COP) will be enlisted to help give input into the working groups.
The working groups will be thematically based on:
- Web2.0 and Internet resources
- Learning and training pedagogies
- Curriculum including criteria for excellence and quality
The groups will include partners and members of the COP from different areas of education and work, enabling diverse interests and stakeholders into the discussions.
The SIGs will develop future visions, foresight scenarios, and provide recommendations on the changed nature and added-value of Web2.0 for transforming education and training systems towards the needs of the future knowledge society.
3. Workshops & trainer guides
The project will build a set of training workshops to give general guidance to:
- Educators - what Web2.0 skills employers can use and pedagogies for using Web2.0 in the classroom
- Employers - how Web2.0 tools can be used to raise productivity.
The workshops will be designed for key stakeholders including Teacher/Teacher Trainer/Practitioner/Policy-makers.
The workshops for employers and work will be targeted through Chambers of Commerce, employers organizations and trade unions
A key objective of the project is the building of a network of stakeholders. Stakeholders will be invited to join the Community of practice (COP). Initially they will be requested to contribute to the working groups. This will occur on the project Social network that will be set up at the start of the project.
5. Conferences and Online Webinars
The network will invite stakeholders to join with the partners in a three conferences. The three conferences will be:
C1 - Launch of the Evaluating Web2.0 tools - how useful are they really?
C2 - Results of the Working Groups
C3 - Final launch of the Ed2.0Work as a European network
In addition online Webinar Conferences for each of the SIG working groups will take place.