LEONARDO DA VINCI
Education and Culture

Activities and results

 

 

D1. Research of Field for the Needs of Distance-Linguistic training of the English language for the Hard of Hearing Individuals-Defining the specifications of the subsystems

TOTAL

DURATION

 

1 3 quarter

 

AIMS

A research will be realised for the Needs of Distant-Linguistic training of the English language, internationally and more specifically in the countries that will participate in the proposed project. The present project of work consists of the following sections:

  • a. Materialising a Research Field
  • b. Reaching conclusions with respect to the users requirements 
  • c. Determining the subsystems specifications
  • Specifications of telecommunication services with respect to persons with hearing problems
    • Specifications of the networking information (portal) and of humannetwork
    • Specifications of Network Virtual Classroom
    • Specifications of Educational Material in the Sign Language
    • Specifications of Self-assessment

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS

    In the present part of work we will complete the specifications and present the current situation in the relevant

    scientific grounds.

     

     

    PRODUCTS

    P1.1: Report on the international experience and bibliography.

    P1.2 Report on the specifications of the Educational Material.

    P1. 3 Report on the specifications of self-assessment.

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Supervisor in carrying out all the works of the present part of the project.

    NCSR D

     

     

     

    Study of bibliography

    LAB.E.SPEC.C..

    RNID

     

     

     

    Questionnaires

    K.E.E.S.E

    PEK

    NCSR D

    Remark!

    RNID

     

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

    - Setting up the questionnaires

    - Specifying of subsystems

    NCSR D

     

    C.T.A.D.

     

     

     

     

    Defining the specifications of the self-assesment subsystem of distance learning with respect to the users needs.

    ICCS NTUA

     

     

     

     

    Analytical presentation of the national reality.

    PEK

     

    RNID

     

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMEN T PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality  for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

     

    D2. Planning-Production of Educational Material on the Needs of distance-linguistic training of individuals with Hearing problems into the English language. Adaptation of the Educational Material according to the requirements of distance and On-line training

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    4 9 quarter

     

    AIMS

    Based on the field research on the needs of the distance-linguistic training into the English Language from D1, and based also on the predefined specifications and technical knowledge we aim to draw out of the work D.E.L.F.E., the analytical presentation of the specific educational material will take place, which will be used for the pilot application of the distance-linguistic training into the English language. The educational material is going to include texts, pictures and video with a full interpretation in the Sign Language of each country. From an educational point of view the overall didactic material will be adapted to suit the needs and particularities of the sensitive target group (Individuals hard of hearing). That is why the planning and production of the educational material will be carried out with the collaboration of the specific Deaf and teachers able to hear, who work in the research and training-centres that participate in the work and have a long time experience in the teaching of information technology to the Deaf / Hard of hearing.

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS / PRODUCTS

     

    P2.1: Introduction to e-learning

    P2.2: Distance-learning training of the English language for the Deaf -Part A

    P2.3: Distance-learning training of the English language for the Deaf-Part B

     

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

    The educational material will be constituted by the following thematic units:

     

    • 1. Introduction to Internet services (Internet tools).
    • 2. Teaching the English language to the Deaf beginners using the Sign Language (Part A and B).

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Supervisor in carrying out all the works of the present part of the project

     

     

    CTAD

     

     

    Authoring the educational material

     

    NCSR D

     

    CTAD

    Remark

     

     

     

    Digitising the material into appropriate distance-learning patterns (Quick Time, Mpeg, Real Player, Video On Demand)

    NCSR D

     

     

     

    Translation of the educational material from English to Greek and vice versa

    LAB.E.SPEC. C.

     

     

     

    Video recording part of the educational material

    PEK

    CTAD

    Remark!

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

     

     

     

     

     

    Adjusting the educational material to suit the educational needs and particularities with respect to hard of hearing individuals

     

    LAB.E.SPEC. C.

     

     

     

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored  and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

     

                                                                       D3.Intelligent self-assessment system

     

     

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    4th 9th quarter

     

    AIMS

    Materialisation of an intelligent self-assessment system of the e-students (Deaf).

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS

    System measuring the level of students knowledge acquisition and dexterities during the educational process

     

    PRODUCTS

    P3.1: Experienced assessment system

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Participating fundamentally and supervising the development of self-assessment subsystem for the e-students

    ICCS NTUA

     

     

     

    Supervisor in carrying out all the works of the present part of the project in coordination with the lab of technical university of Athens (I.C.C.S).

    NCSR

     

     

     

     

    Auxiliairy participation

     

    C.T.A.D

     

     

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored  and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

    D4. Development of the Telecommunications and Internet Services for the Support of Distance Learning and Diffusion of the Information-Planning and Materialisation of Network Virtual Classroom

     

     

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    4th 7th quarters

     

    AIMS

    Planning of the telecommunicative subsystem, which will support the application in question and the planning of telecommunicational network. To be defined:

    Setting the web sites and internet communication services

    Creating the virtual network classroom

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS

    The appropriate educational environment, so that the teacher will be able to realise and conduct the lesson through the network and make the best out of the internet educational services for the support of the course. The particularities of the target group will also be taken into consideration as an important parameter

     

    PRODUCTS

    P4.1: The main subsystem of the work: Telecommunications Network supporting Teleconference services

    P4.2: Planning of Network Virtual Classroom with respect to the specific target team

    P4.3: The main subsystem of the work: Network Virtual Classoroom

     

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Supervisor in carrying out all the works of the present part of the project

    NCSR

     

     

     

    Auxiliairy participation in the present part of the project

    C.T.A.D.

    RNID

     

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored  and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

     

    D5. Planning and Development of Internet Informative Actions in the area of Distance-Learning for the Individuals hard of Hearing using the Sign language (Human Network).

     

     

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    3th 12th quarters

     

    AIMS

    The portal will include the humannetwork (networking forum) in which all entities will be able to take part in:

    • v Exchanging of scientific opinions between the research teams of the entities involved in the project
    • v Communicating and exchanging views among the Deaf partners on educational matters-training of Deaf in new technologies and in the linguistic training of the English language
    • v Writing and Solving possible problems
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    EXPECTED RESULTS / PRODUCTS

    P5.1: The main subsystem of the work, Informational Gate Network (portal) for the distance-linguistic training in the English Language for people Hard of Hearing-DEAF.

    P5.2: The humannetwork (forum) of scientists from all the entities involved in the project

     

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Planning, Materialising, Renewing- Maintaining the Portal, Setting up a humannetwork

     

    NCSR

     

     

     

    Participating actively of portals informational material.

    Participating in the humannetwork

    NCSR,

    ICCS NTUA,

    LAB.E.SPEC. C..,

    C.T.A.D.,

    REMARK!,

    RNID

     

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored  and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

                         D6. Planning-Materialisation of Special Pilot Actions of the Distance Training (e-courses)

     

     

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    6th 10th quarters

     

    AIMS

    Based on the users needs-demands that will arise from the 1st part of the project, virtual lessons will take place in virtual classroom with respect to the three thematic units of the educational material using the teleconference equipment (teleconference rooms, teleconference services) realised in the D4 part of the work.

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS /PRODUCTS

    P6: Planning, Materialisation, Assessment of distance learning pilot actions

     

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

     

     

    GREECE

     

    UNITED KINGDOM

    SWEDEN

    HOLLAND

    Organisation, Materialisation of courses, Assessment of pilot actions

    NCSR

     

     

     

    Supplementary participation and evaluation of the subsystem of intelligent self-assessment of e-students

    ICCS NTUA

     

     

     

    Real and distance learning lessons

    R.N.I.D.

     

    S.L.F.C

    Hogeschool

    Supplementary participation

     

    REMARK!

     

     

     

    Evaluation of pilot actions

    LAB.E.SPEC. C.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored  and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality for the starting of the next activity.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of a functional control on the advancement state of the project. It will assess the efficiency,  the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and adequateness of the used methods.

     

     

    WP: Management application

     

    TOTAL

    DURATION

     

    1th 12th quarter (12)

     

    AIMS

    The present parcel of work concerns the management, co-ordination and scientific observation of the Work. Among

    the activities are included:

    • Central Work management-Coordination-Reports-Work flow Observation -Cash flow observation-
      •               Deliverables
    • Work management on behalf of the various entities
    • Resolution of problems

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS/

    PRODUCTS

    The suggested methodology contributes to the success of the Project taking into account, in advance, that anyone

    involved in the Project is perfectly aware of:

    the purpose of the work

    the required steps for the achievement of goals

    the distribution of the various tasks

    Additionally, it provides several supervising sections on crucial points that guarantee

    appeal with respect to:

    time

    cost

    functionality

    quality

     According to the methodology, each work is consider to have:

      ◊ a well defined and unique amount of products

      ◊ a respective total of activities aiming at the products creation

      ◊ appropriate resources for the materialization of the activities

      ◊ limited time duration

      ◊ organized structure with predefined responsibilities

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

    The organized structure of methodology consists of:

     

    a structure of administrative and technical (researching and educative) roles

     

    description of duties for each role

     

    defined responsibilities for each role

     

     

    WP: Diffusion

     

    TOTALDURATION

     

     

    7th 12th   QUARTER

     

    PRECONDITIONS

    This phase complements and implements the previous phase, a part of which coincides once the companies and training parties are involved.

     

     

    AIMS

     

    The present part of the project includes the diffusion and transmission of results of the proposed plan between the involved entities through work meetings that will be realized during the plan but also with external entities that will be realized with the production of printed material, creation of Webpage information as well as with training meetings.

     

    EXPECTED

    RESULTS

     

    • Informative and Sensitising Meetings for the plans evolution perspectives
    • Production of brochures, webpages (www) with the use of the Internet and educational shows.

     

    PRODUCTS

     

    The productive pilot material will be installed in the Server of EKEFE D in Greece in all the languages of the countries which will take part as well as their equivalent Sign languages, that is Greek with the Greek Sign Language, Danish in the Danish Sign Language and French in the French Sign Language. All the interpretations of the Sign Language will be of course under the form of digital video available for each citizen interested for the distance-learning through SL for the electronic trade matters).

     

     

    ACTIVITIES/ WORKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

     

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    INVOLVED PARTNERS AND THEIR ROLES

     

    GREECE

    UK

    SWEEDEN

    HOLLAND

    MEETING,PRESS, PUBLICATIONS

    NCSR,

    ICCSNTUA

     

     

     

    GIVING OUT OF RESULTS IN THE RESEARCH AREA OF EACH ENTITY.

    NCSR,

    REMARK!

    RNID

    S.L.F.C.

    Hogeschool

     

     

     

     

     

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

    By the end of each step the project aims to produce materials and documents  which will be fundamental for the activation of the following phase; the intermediate results of the actions are thus continuously monitored and evaluated on the basis of their operating functionality  for the starting of the next activity.

    Periodic monitoring and assessment activities in itinere ed ex post are carried out by NCSR DEMOKRITOS to PRINCE METHOD procedures, by means of special assessment check lists on behalf of the involved participants (project and companies staff). The above activities will deal with the process, supply, methods, instruments, organization, the invested economic resources and professionalism.

    Monitoring will be carried out by means of control on the advancement of the project. It will assess the efficiency, the pertinence of the developed activities with regard to the project objectives, deadlines and suitability of the methods used.

     

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