On the 18th May 2015, in Perugia, Italy, the iPRO – The iProfessional Dissemination meeting was held.
The meeting was attended by personalities of Perugia Provincial Authority, university professors and stakeholders; it was presented by the moderator Maria Brizi.
Tucep is a project partner of The iProfessional art and digital media funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus. The pilot project started in October 2013 and it aims to establish a trial collaboration among eight European Countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Ireland, Romania, Poland and Lithuania). Mrs Maria Brizi explained in detail the role that each Country has in this initiative. The purpose of iPro is to fill the gaps between the education and industry, in the field of digital media and arts. The Bulgarian University conducted a preliminary survey in order to structure a curriculum prototype; thus, in Bulgaria, transnational workshop was held which the pilot project was validated: each Country chose their modules to define the curriculum. Users (graduates, entrepreneurs ...) choose three modules (two processed by Tucep and required, one additional). Learners (graduates, entrepreneurs …) can choose three modules (two mandatory, processed by Tucep; plus an additional one).
Topics covered: the two modules developed by Tucep, validated by the partnership, have been explained by the expert. Adriana Velasquez presented the module "Project Planning" saying that the teaching materials will be avaible to the users online along with case studies and a final test. Fabiana Codiglioni explained the details of the module “Project Team”, by specifying purpose, objectives, roles and skills that managers must possess in order to create a a synergistic team and achieve goals.
The basic requirement to attend the course is an advanced knowledge of English language, as the online course materials will be in English.
Conclusions and suggestions: the Polish partner at the time of the dissemination meeting was setting the e-learning platform to let the course get started as soon as possible. The need of finding twenty learners on national territory occurred. The suggestion was to publicize the initiative in the Italian Academies, local newspapers and on social networks.
Evaluation: in the e-learning course it will be possible to find (books, link to theoretical texts and tutorial, case simulations and videos). At the end of the pilot project the user will have acquired the tools to fill gaps identified during the preliminary survey. Then a local and a transnational rising awareness, regarding the results of the course, will be done.