All project partners have been selected regarding their experiences, research competencies, scientific relevance and infrastructure opportunities for LMS implementation and modification, and development and realization of e-modules. They have also been chosen as project partners because of their experience with project management, implementation and working with learning management systems, development of such systems, developing mobile apps, etc.
The University of Aveiro has a strong research profile, a well developed regional network for education and training, as well as experience in running joint graduate programs. This University has a vast experience in project management, as well as experience in conducting research studies in the area of learning management systems. Vital to this project, as they are the leading organization for 103, is their collaboration between the Telecommunication Institute and the Physics Sector with Siemens. This experience and knowledge will be substantial for the development of the feature of the mobile app for easy access to the accessible LMS.
The Vilnius University offers a strong research and scientific base for development of e-modules, e-courses, non-formal learning, blended learning etc. They are successful in developing guidelines for joint e-courses.
The European Training Centre in Copenhagen is experienced in providing training courses, workshops and seminars with a focus on innovation. They are successful in developing dynamic and flexible guidelines for building effective training and performance activities and support tools. This training center through C1 will provide knowledge and skills for the development of an accessible LMS.
The applicant organization has never previously involved in a similar project. Consequently, there is a substantial need for implementation of LMSs in the field of the humanities and social sciences. The applicant organization can also bring added value to the project, considering competencies of experts in the area of special needs education, vast experience in the development of research study tools and qualitative and quantitative analysis, well based infrastructure, immense possibility for implementation of this innovation, capability for comprehensive dissemination of the results and sustainability of this innovative solution.
All the organizations-participants, particularly the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia as an associate partner in this project, will contribute to the dissemination and visibility, and in that context, to the sustainability of the project results.