Micro Enterprise collaborates with Universities to develop learning tools for Lecturers and Tutors
Micro-enterprise Canice Consulting Ltd – based in Northern Ireland- is collaborating with partners including the Universitat Politecnica Valencia, University Szczecin and the European Universities Continuing Education Network to develop a Mobile and Digital e-learning toolkit – www.modern.pm. This toolkit will focus on increasing the ability and motivation of trainers, tutors and lecturers to use digital learning resources as a means to more effective and relevant teaching.
The MODERN project promoter Canice Hamill from Lisburn based e-learning company Canice Consulting states: “We believe this project will make a real impact by providing educators with a convenient and highly usable set of innovative tools which they can use to engage with students and adult learners on mobile devices. The project will offer clear guidelines on which tool offers the best solutions to achieving pedagogical objectives and the toolkit and resources will be presented in a highly attractive and user friendly format.”
This project comprises of partnerships from representatives from training and enterprises Centres, Universities and Vocational Education so the research and resource development is being carried out by experts in this field with in-depth knowledge of the gaps in the e-learning industry. The aim is to benefit Trainers, Tutors and Lecturers by giving them the opportunity to:
- Learn intuitive powerful tools for engaging students and adult learners on their phones and tablets.
- Providing a platform for assessing the pedagogic potential of mobile learning
- Increasing individual digital literacy enormously
Overall this project is a demonstration of how global collaboration between industry and universities can lead to beneficial innovation on not only a national scale but local scale.