University Chair on Innovation. Centro METID Kick-off Meeting Graz – 5th february 2009.
Graz – 5th february 2009
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METID - Metodi E Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica
Set up in 1995, METID is born to foster the development and adoption of innovative tools and methodologies in university teaching.
Today METID is the University Center dealing with design, development and delivery of e-learning services, both at national and international level, offering training on the issues of e-learning, e-collaboration, Web 2.0
About 40 people operate at METID, with different roles (IT administration, editing, software development, visual design, tutoring, e-community animators, projects management)
Interior Architecture OnLine: experimentation with new strategies for internationalization based on the development of distance learning supported by new technologies.
The project is realized with the School of Civil Architecture in collaboration with University of Tianjin and Italian companies operating in the Republic of China
Project developed in collaboration with Daido Institute of Technology Dit and Politecnico BEST Department, using eproject platform for distance activities between Italian and Japanese students, engaged in the design of new buildings for artists in disused area of Sesto San Giovanni, on the outskirts of Milan.
Realization of Learning Objects (LO) repository and teacher training on repository creation and use.
eLearning Network is a consortium in which METID is a founding member, born as a result of the publication of the collection of case studies “Virtual models of European Universities” sponsored by the European Union in 2003.
The consortium realized 3 projects funded by European Union:
eLene TT, e-learning teachers and trainers network creation;
eLene EE, research and analysis on e-learning economics;
eLene TLC, creation of a Teaching and Learning Centre, European collaborative space for teachers, tutors and students on ICT issues.
SenioR Employees training on inFOrmation and CommUnication technologies: project funded by European Union on reconversion and training of “over 45” employees: definition of the learning model, in collaboration with LIUC, Carlo Cattaneo University and other European partners.
Platform to delivery distance learning courses in the field of Supply Chain Management in collaboration with European Union and DIG, Management Engineering Department, of Politecnico
Hungary, Germany, Romania
Previous TEMPUS Experiences
WP5: EU – MEDA Virtual Environment
Centro METID is going to lead Task Group 5* in WP5:
Developing an EU – MEDA Virtual Environment and Strategy for University – Industry
Cooperation in Innovation
The EU-MEDA Virtual Environment is aimed at ensuring the following aspects:
internal and external dissemination
communication between universities
sustainability of the innovation chair initiative
* Task Group 5 is composed by: Centro METID andMEDA Universities staff
Progettazione della comunicazione
WP5 is composed by the following main activities:
5.1 Enhancement of the IT infrastructure of the MEDA universities
5.2 Design and customization of the online tools
5.3 Technological/methodological training in e-cooperation for enhanching
University (UE and MEDA) – Enterprise networking
5.4 Online activity management, creation of an University – Enterprise online knowledge sharing system
WP5. 1: Enhancement of the IT infrastructure of the MEDA universities
enhancing the IT infrastructure necessary to support the MEDA universities in the use of the e-learning
and e-cooperation tools developed in the project
preliminary analysis of the available IT infrastructure;
establishment of 3 computer labs at 3 different MEDA Univ. (Cairo, Hassan II, Aleppo);
upgrading and adding more IT tools to the existing computer labs (other MEDA Univ.)
The MEDA universities will have to order the required IT equipments after consulting Centro METID.
One staff member from Centro METID will be available at the MEDA universities during the installation to
provide technical support.
Centro METID: technical support;
IT team of Cairo (Egypt), Hassan II (Morocco) and Aleppo (Syria) Univ: Resp. for lab installation (PC,server and network), Resp. for ICT purchases
other MEDA univ: : Resp. for lab installation (PC,server and network), Resp. for ICT purchases
WP5. 2: Design and customization of the online tools
implementing a customised mix of e-cooperation platforms (communication, interaction and cooperation between all the actors involved about the innovation topics)
developing frequent interactions among all the subjects involved (professor, industry representatives, students, etc.) to support interpersonal exchange of experiences for the creation of a common strategy definition
Context analysis (local technological facilities, usage rate of distance cooperation tools, normative rules which could affect the project activities, needs of cooperation actors both on the University and the enterprise sides)
Adapting the established/available computer laboratories, where necessary
Design and installation of software facilities necessary to the network (synchronous and asynchronous platforms and web2.0 tools).
Centro METID: wp5.2 responsible
MEDA Univ.: participating to achieve process’ good practices
* The same trips will be used to achieve at the same time activities of WP5.1 and WP5.2
Next Steps: First trips/ meetings (1/2 day+ 1 day+1/2 day)
- 1 Thecnical (responsible for lab installation and upgrading)
- Staff en charge of project activities
- anyone else considered by PM MEDA Univ. important to be involved at this stage of the project
- Inspection of locations for labs installation (Cairo, Aleppo, Hassan II)
- Inspection of existing labs (Sekem, S. Joseph, Sfax)
- Inspection of distributed IT station (PC of professors, researchers, students,other staff, etc.)
- Interview to staff involved to point out the following aspects: contex of the project activities, users
needs (specific for the project), previous experiences of MEDA univ. Staff in e-cooperation, on line
communication, internet use, etc
All relevant information for WP5 project activities
WP5. 3: Technological/methodological training in e-cooperation for enhancing University (UE and MEDA)- Enterprise networking
supporting the outcomes of the project: University Chair activities (output 1), re-skilling program (outcome 3) and MSc twining program (outcome 3). Representatives for the three programs will be selected to be trained under this activity
creating the basis of a sustainable and durable e-cooperation among European Universities, MEDA Universities and Enterprises operating in all MEDA Countries, through an effective and efficient exploitation ofICT resources and web 2.0 e-cooperation tools
set of blended course (face to face and online meetings) to train the selected group on e-cooperation initiatives
development of a dialogue between universities and universities - enterprises
Centro METID: wp5.3 responsible
MEDA Univ.: participating to the proposed training activities (target groups)
WP5. 4: Online activity management, creation of an University-Enterprise online
knowledge sharing system
spreading the results of the cooperation activities
pushing the growth of more interesting collaborative projects and discussions
stressing on the necessity to establish a university chairs on innovation in the MEDA region
supporting the work group during the identification of projects that require collaboration (as the MSc
twinning program) and cooperation of university Chairs to trigger virtuous mechanisms that enforces the exchange of reciprocal experiences;
follow up the work group during both the planning of the activities to be performed through the use
of tools placed at disposal and the coordination and management of the same activities;
monitoring and evaluating the experiences of exchange between Universities and Enterprises developed in order to rise out significant interaction models that incorporate methodological and technological choices;
collecting and sharing in an online knowledge sharing system all the contents and projects developed by Universities and Enterprises involved by putting in evidence good practices developed
Centro METID, Task Group 5, EU/MEDArepresentatives involved in the project
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