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ViPi outcomes available!

Multimedia roadshow

ViPi launched its multimedia roadshow in the different partner languages, so you can explore the outcomes of the project. Enjoy!

Multimedia roadshow

Multimedia roadshow

Dissemination material

Games to download or play online

Outcomes

Our basic input came from the end-users, stakeholders (including gatekeepers) and beneficiaries. Their needs, as well as a state of the art analysis was our starting point. The resulting outcomes are the following:

  1. Research methodology
  2. Survey questionnaires NL, EN, EL, LT
  3. Consolidation and comparative analysis of findings
Based on this research, and expertise within the consortium, we created a curriculum and training material, on 3 different levels, to allow for our diversified target group to find a matching level after an initial pre-assessment. In addition, we also created a handbook for the trainer, while s/he can also benefit from a pedagogical framework that was created.
  1. ViPi Curriculum (NLLTELEN (and localised version)) + annexes (NL, LTELEN)
  2. ViPi Training materials Part 1 (NLLTELEN) + Part 2 (NLLTELEN) + Part 3 (NLLTELEN) and localised UK pilot version
  3. ViPi handbook NLLTEL, EN (20122013)
  4. Research of blended learning approaches & Web 2.0
  5. ViPi Blended Educational & Pedagogical framework
These training courses were supported by the online and mobile ViPi-skills portal, and also benefited from a range of mobile and desktop based games.
  1. Integrated ViPi platform (link to platform) 2012 (pdf) (Annex IAnnex II) + 2013 (pdf) (Annex IAnnex II)
  2. Web 2.0 mobile applications (ENNLELLT)
  3. Serious games – desktop / internet and mobile (ENNLELLT)
The training material was subsequently evaluated, tested and piloted in the UK, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece and Lithuania, and the curriculums were adjusted where deemed necessary. The feedback from the piloting is described in:
  1. Pilot findings
  2. Customised and localised curriculum (NLLTELEN)

The ViPi video

Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all - Final symposium of the ViPi and ATLEC projects

All pictures, videos and presentations of the event that took place on 4 December in Brussels can be found here.

Need for basic ICT and AT training for people with disabilities – video

Interview with Karel Van Isacker (ViPi coordinator) on the need for basic ICT and AT training for people with disabilities. This is made possible through the free outcomes of the ViPi (www.vipi-project.eu) and the ATLEC (www.atlec-project.eu) projects.

This video was made by the Web 2LLP project (http://web2llp.eu).

Survey report – ICT training and learning experiences of people with disabilities

Woman with spinal cord injury working at desk

Woman with spinal cord injury working at desk

ViPi released the ViPi Stakeholder Survey – Consolidation and comparative analysis of findings, including the Research Methodology & State of the Art. Both can be downloaded in accessible pdf format.
The survey was devised in the early stages of the ViPi project in order to gain data about the ICT training and learning experiences of people with disabilities, the organisations representing them, trainers, policy makers and intermediaries. The report comprises the survey analysis findings related to ICT training, Community needs, relevant methodologies, pedagogical approaches, available training material, etc. Furthermore, it contains a comparative analysis, describing, assessing and comparing the national peculiarities and similarities of the end-user requirements in the different partner countries.

About

A majority of Europe’s people with disabilities are unemployed (ANED figures state over 60%). There are many reasons for this. Many people with disabilities have advanced skills but suffer significant barriers to employment. This is an important issue which must be addressed. For others, skill acquisition must be facilitated. ViPi aims to support and facilitate the acquisition of basic ICT skills for those people with disabilities who lack them.

ViPi aims to provide a “one-stop-shop” interactive portal & learning environment for ICT skills by delivering:

  • a comprehensive multilingual portal, with;
  • an embedded multilingual social community (for VET centres, people with disabilities, ICT training centres, etc.), using the latest social media, facilitating interactive information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration, with access to all;
  • an accessible (WCAG 2.0) multilingual Web 2.0 enabled online learning environment for ICT for people with disabilities and their trainers, with an interactive and extensive repository of interoperable SCORM compliant learning objects (LOs) that focus on basic ICT literacy to support  the acquisition of core skills by  people with disabilities, in order to facilitate  their entry into or sustain their employment in, the regular labour market; LOs will be enriched with intuitive mobile and internet/PC based educational/serious games;
  • The final outcome will be an entire set of applications and services that will be streamlined via a blended educational and pedagogical framework, making full usage of the interaction possibilities offered by web 2.0, and localised, tested, piloted and subsequently fine-tuned with GR, BE, LT, UK and CY end-user communities.

The platform will equally act as a “one-stop-shop” for trainer organizations to find and contribute LOs that they can integrate in existing learning environments and practices. Using Open Source Software, ViPi platform extensions can be easily integrated.
The ViPi platform will thus be able to support a fully accessible and Open Source based pan-European learning network and community, bringing together key stakeholders and gatekeepers (VET, target groups, umbrella organizations), while offering a vast set of reusable (PC and Mobile) LOs, supported by Web 2.0 social services.