Dissemination

 

1. Target groups and audiences inside and outside
the partnership and at local / regional / national / EU level

A primary target audience would naturally consist of the students at the home institution – especially students with disabilities – as well as the teaching staff. A considerably bigger variety of target audiences will be extensively targeted by organising multiplier events. This includes, but is not limited to:

– staff from other faculties of the University, in order to raise awareness and encourage a wider adoption of the system;
– the Ministry of Education and Science and Bureau for the Development of Education, as welt as the State Education Inspectorate of Republic of Macedonia, who will also serve as primary audience during the initial dissemination of the project and its results;
– primary, secondary and special school teachers and specialised staff, in order to promote the project and its benefits in front of the largest possible audience with careers in education;
– representatives from the non-governmental sector, as well as from the business community, with the aim of exploring all possibilities for future cooperation, project collaboration and/or funding.

2. Activities aimed at sharing the results beyond the partnership

The initial phase of the external sharing will consist of publishing specially designed promotional materials, slideshows, videos and reports of relevant outputs on specialised Erasmus web platforms (e-Twinning), as well as on public accounts on relevant video- sharing services. Reports and results will be shared through releases on University websites and relevant portals pertaining to educational matters, as well as specially registered channels on social media.

This will be followed by specialised workshops for students and pupils, presentations during the “Open University” days of the respective Universities, as well as panel discussions and public debates providing media focus for pointing out the new possibilities and horizons this project opens.

Finally, since all the project partners are members of ether the academic, or the scientific communities in their respective countries, we expect the results to also be promoted by the means of various publications in journals or edited volumes, as well as presentations on scholar and scientific conferences.

At the local level

The partners’ activities and the direct engagement of the Ministry of education will also contribute to the dissemination of the project results to other Educational organizations and business sector organizations. The contact list will be created in the preparation phase at the first transnational meeting. The public bodies (Universities) actively or silently involved in this partnership, together with local relevant organizations and educators and trainers, will become strategic partners in disseminating the progress of the project.

At international level

The results and experiences will be published on the project and partners’ web portal (in many languages). Other organizations involved with these topics or this sector may access the progress and products. At the end of the project, the Partners will continue to work on the project topics.

Many other resources will be used for the proper implementation of our dissemination plan at the international level, such as:

– partner websites;
– the social media pages of the project;
– the kick-off meeting at the start of the project;
– university YouTube channels
– media coverage: articles in local newspapers and press releases
– the Erasmus dissemination platform

All partners will use own structures (education centers, libraries, internet access points, offices, cultural centers, ICF facilities) and information and communication channels (partners’ web pages, social networks, regional/local TV and radio, mailing lists etc.) to permit the proper implementation of the dissemination plans.

Taking into consideration that all partner universities have participated in different projects, they have field-specific experience in the area of planning and conducting a successful dissemination of project results.

3. Availability and future access

All materials produced during the realization of this project will be made available to the public through University and specialised websites and printed publications, video channels, specialised podcasts and a wide array of social media.

Due to the nature and intended role of the software, the LMS system in its entirety will be open for enrolled students only. However, extensive presentations of its functionality will be made in the form of video clips and tutorials; all course materials in video or audio formats not covered by copyright will be freely available on the public channels of the Faculty or the University; all text-work will be freely available in Institutional Repositories as per the principles of open access.

Beside the points mentioned above, the main strength of this project is that its results and intellectual outputs tend to become a part of a system, i.e. become an integral part of the educational platform offered (at least) by the Universities, thus remaining available and in active use with no temporal restraints. This also provides a strong possibility of building on top of the initial system, adding variety, new functionality and perfecting it for the foreseeable future. A dedicated distribution list to appropriate stakeholders and potential users/beneficiaries of the intellectual output will be prepared during the project implementation phases and used to push documents and increase visibility. The project’s results will be an input for the Policy recommendations at different levels: it will develop policy actions at regional and national level.

The web page of the project will continue to exist at least five years after the project ends. It will be ensured that some organizations integrate the web page in their organisation’s web pages. As all of the project’s results will be published on the web, they will remain available and will be used by others.