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SVEA - Promoting Web 2.0 Uptake within VET and Adult Training (SVEA)

Published on: 02/08/2010

SVEA addresses the collaboration and Web 2.0 skills of teachers and trainers in both VET and adult training institutions, with a special focus on personnel and organizational development.  Providing these institutions with the means for target oriented communication and knowledge exchange, it will stimulate active co-development of organisational processes and tools, and will at the same time enable teachers and trainers to use those tools to empower learner-centred and self-paced teaching.

SVEA will develop an online platform offering custom Web 2.0 tools for trainers and teachers, combined with both an online and a face to face training programme to help the target group to master these Web 2.0 applications. Guidelines and training material will also be designed to guarantee successful implementation.

SVEA's goal is to cultivate new work processes and communication strategies through the use of net-based technology. Upgrading e-skills in VET and adult training institutions will foster innovation and change in personnel and organisational management.

SVEA has been funded by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme.

Description of target users and groups

The main target groups are teachers and trainers in VET and adult training.

Description of the way to implement the initiative

The project will focus on Web 2.0 uptake in VET and adult training institutions. The main objectives is the improvement of e-skills in VET and adult training institutions.

The objectives will be achieved through

  • Needs analysis of the target group
  • Target group-oriented training concept
  • Online and face-to-face trainings on organisational development with Web 2.0
  • Platform offering Web 2.0 tools
  • Guideline on successful implementation of Web 2.0 in training institutions

In order to guarantee a stakeholder-oriented approach a needs analysis will be conducted. This analysis will be the basis of the training concept and will consist of:

  • State-of-play analysis

The state-of-play analysis will identify the level of know-how , barriers to efficient uptake, knowledge gaps and possible incentives for Web 2.0 uptake in training institutions.

  • Stakeholder-mapping

Partners will develop a stakeholder-map for each participating region, listing relevant regional stakeholders and potential users/beneficiaries for the project. Consortium partners will then approach those institutions/stakeholders in order to involve them as early as possible in project activities.

Efficient, Balanced And Transparent Cooperation

Within the SVEA project the main tasks were equally divided among the partners:

1. MFG Baden-Württemberg (D): Overall project management including development of project website and wiki, overall financil and administrative management

2. CSP (I): Technical development of Web 2.0 platform for training organisations

3. EuroPACE (B): Dissemination and Communication

4. FUNDECYT (ES): Coordination of regional analysis and elaboration of report on Web 2.0 uptake in training institutions

5. Coleg sir Gar (UK): Development of the training concept

Technology solution

Technology choice: Open source software

Main results, benefits and impacts

  • Target group: Upgrading Web 2.0 and collaboration competencies of teachers and trainers
  • VET and adult training institutions: more efficient organsational processes and improved services which leads to visibility and greater competitiveness
  • Educational system: further development towards design for all/co-develop approaches

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Track record of sharing

The developed training material as well as the platform will be available for free from March 2011. All the products as well as the results will be made available online on the project website.

Lessons learnt

Currently, we cannot give any lessons learnt as the project is still running and we want to look at the final results.

Scope: Pan-European