Technology and Knowledge

PARCEL - Participatory Communication Activities on e-Learning

PARCEL - Participatory Communication Activities on e-Learning

The project aimed to complement the dissemination activities of the only two NoE (Networks of Excellence) on eLearning KALEIDOSCOPE & PROLEARN with complementary pilot participatory communication activities.

The activities were complementary in several respects: Their reach was local and regional and aimed at additional target groups: non-profit organisations, which are potential providers (because they are active in education & training) or users of e-learning (because they are interested in making use of e-learning for internal training purposes). The parallelized activities took place in Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Vienna (Austria).

The project offered the unique opportunity to communicate in a dialogue modus activities and findings from both E-Learning NoEs together by making innovative use of the multiplicatory function of NPOs and NGOs. The activities were interdependent feedback rounds and roundtables. On the one hand, these activities aimed at reaching additional target groups, on the other hand, they stimulated the further development of e-learning tools by giving valuable hints how the usability of e-learning tools can be improved. Hence the success of the communication activities translated into improved marketability and public participation in development processes alike. The needs and aspirations of citizens from science and technology would be met to a greater extent than at present.

The communication activities are conceived as pilot activities. When successful, they offer good practice for similar IPs and NoEs. Future joint communication activities at a much larger scale with partners, which are active in bringing research closer to society, could build upon lessons learned.

The final report contained a detailed presentation of lessons learned from the activities and, if appropriate, policy recommendations to the European Commission.


Section: Technology and Knowledge

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Type: Networks

Program: 6th Framework Programme, Science and Society (SSA, Specific Support Action)

Submission Date: 11/2004

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 06/2005 - 08/2007

Project Duration: 27 months