Cross-border Networks and Resources for Common Cha.. (EdNet)
Cross-border Networks and Resources for Common Challenges in Education
Start date: Feb 21, 2012,
End date: Feb 20, 2014
Overall objective of the project is to create preconditions for effective and informal educational framework of the South-East Finland and North-West Russia. The main objective is aimed by enhancing contribution of distance vocational education in solving economic and social problems of the Programme area; by introducing both in Russia and in Finland new up-to-date forms and techniques of vocational education providing accessibility and equality of education regardless of place of residence, gender, age or financial status; by creating an expanding cross-border Network of vocational education institutions. Achievements: The overall objective of the project was to create the preconditions for an effective and informal educational framework of southeast Finland and northwest Russia. This objective was achieved by the creation of the e-Skills Centre with the following infrastructure: technical architecture of the local and central nodes, multilingual distance learning system “Vel-Com” as the software basis for distance vocational education and cross-border partnership. A multilateral agreement on cooperation, “e-Skills Centre”, was signed between the partners within the project time. For the legal form of the e-Skills Centre, the partners have chosen a form of Partnership Agreement without forming a separate legal entity. A higher level of awareness of vocational distance learning and e-learning in general was supported by developing and launching the web portal www.ednet.ksob.ru that is intended to serve not only users in Finland and Russia but the wide public as well. The project has published several studies, research studies, and analysis that may be downloaded at the EdNet web portal. The project published the Finnish-Russian Glossary of Virtual and Vocational Training Terms which will also be available in e-form.
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