The LEAP project will create an e-portfolio environment to facilitate improvements in learner performance, motivation, engagement and achievement. LEAP will encourage reflective, self-directed learning, leading to deeper learning and the transfer of knowledge and learning into improved performance.
LEAP will adopt a learner centred pedagogy using digital technology (DT), resulting in a rich, personalised, adaptive learning experience leading to the improved performance of VET trainers and teachers a swell as learners.
LEAP – Creating a ‘Step Change’
The LEAP project aims to create a ‘step change’ in the use of e-portfolios by integrating the use of open badges into the LEAP e- portfolio. During the project over 200 learners will experience the benefits of the LEAP e-portfolio. Partner’s will also publish a comprehensive guide to best practice and how to maximise the value of the LEAP e-portfolio specially and e-portfolios per se.
Exponential Training & Assessment – United Kingdom
Exponential Training (ETA) is a vocational education, training supplier operating in over 50 different countries worldwide and specialises in the following areas:
- Development and delivery of online, distance and blended learning programmes awarded by the Chartered Management Institute;
- Development and management of online learning platforms;
- Delivery of vocational qualifications for managers, SME owners and business coaches.
Dekaplus Business Services Ltd – Cyprus
DekaPlus Business Services has been in operation since 2006, consulting the business sector on introducing innovative practices and on applying good business practices. One of the sectors DekaPlus has been actively involved is the Hospitality and Tourism industry being the most significant sector of the Cyprus economy, providing training to management and first line staff, consulting, process re-engineering using innovative practices.
BEST is a private institute that has been providing its customers with effective support in personnel-related matters for more than 20 years now, with special emphasis on Training and Continuous Training as well as on Training and Coaching. In addition, BEST provides support in the field of personnel services, especially in the field of personnel provision and recruitment. Whose approach, which is based on tailored, high-quality solutions, ensures the utmost benefit for customers.
Instituto De Soldadura E Qualidade (iSQ) – Portugal
iSQ is a private, non-profit and independent technological institution founded in 1965, currently running operations in more than 40 countries across the world (EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia), offering its experience in technical inspections, technical assistance for engineering projects, consultancy services and training activities, supported by transversal research and development activities and by 16 accredited laboratories (e.g.: chemical, bio and agro testing, non-destructive testing, aerospatiale, etc).
For that propose, iSQ conducts Research and Development activities, promoting projects with national and international partners, from both public and private sector, aiming at continuous product and process innovation.
Institute of Technology Tralee – Ireland
The Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) has participated in a number of EU and national programmes as a partner and as the Applicant. ITT specialises in several areas including technology, languages and entrepreneurship. Training for successful project coordination is not only relevant to ITT staff but also to the students for their future careers. The ITT staff has many national and international networks that would be suitable to disseminate the core ideas of this project. It is also not discipline specific which will make piloting and dissemination easier.
ITT has been at the forefront of learning since its establishment and has since, gained a reputation as a centre of distinction for teaching, learning and research. The Institute offers a range of full-time and part-time courses ranging from foundation level, through to certificate, degree, post-graduate and doctoral level. Enhancing the taught programmes at the Institute is a world class programme of research.
Best Cybernetics – Greece
Best Cybernetics was founded in 2009 as a private owned software, consulting and training company. With headquarters in Patra, Best Cybernetics has developed business activities covering the whole Greece and has developed a significant partner network and a large customer base by investing in long-term relationships of trust and reliability. The Company develops programmes for the use and application of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in the Education, Training and Business sectors.
The company specialises in developing ICT solutions for training programmes, high quality e-learning content for Web Based Trainings (WBT), Computer Based Trainings (CBT), multimedia productions and Internet Marketing. The BEST team customise e-platforms, organize e-courses, design and develop course assets and contents, produce multimedia contents, define learning strategies and promote virtual communities of practice. It also focuses on the use and development of virtual environments for education and training, including mobile technology.