Project analytics

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." K.G.
Project duration 16% Achievements 35%

Progress within core work packages

WP1: Needs analysis and preparation
100%
WP2: Study programme development
6%
WP3: Institutional framework for e-learning
4%
WP5: Pilot implementation and dissemination
0%
Activity

Project lifecycle

The project draws up a plan of work organized within seven work packages. Three workpackages (WP4, WP6 and WP7) span the whole project life cycle while other work packages have specific timing within the project time plan. The project partners are expected to deliver 31 different activities within three years in order to achieve all project goals.

Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

Faculty of Organization and Informatics

Participating organizations:
  • The Open University of Catalonia
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • The Maldives National University

WP1: Needs analysis and preparation

Inception phase of the project relates to identification of the current MNU internal and external practices and boundaries and identification of best practices around the world, as well as contextual factors and local needs and demands for e-learning innovation as potential inputs to the decision-making processes which will follow in the development phases (WP2 and WP3).

Expected deliverables:

  • Desk analysis on MNU current practices, key stakeholders, organisational and legal framework
  • Identification of the best practices and success stories - Maldives, EU and World
  • Needs analysis and input from Key stakeholders
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

The Open University of Catalonia

Participating organizations:
  • The Maldives National University
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • Faculty of Organization and Informatics

WP2: Study programme co-creation

Within the project it will target professional development of teachers and decision makers (management) of MNU. But we envision its potential to be further scaled to a full 2-cycle degree programme for students of education, future teachers which would result in much broader application of e-learning and influence the whole education system in Maldives. This will be further investigated within the development and acceptance of the sustainability plan within the project.

Expected deliverables:

  • Study programme structure
  • Study materials
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

Croatian Academic and Research Network

Participating organizations:
  • The Maldives National University
  • Faculty of Organization and Informatics
  • The Open University of Catalonia

WP3: Institutional framework for e-learning at MNU

WP3 will propose the needed changes including refining or re-prioritising policy and organisation-level, instruments and objectives, tracking result chains of different policies and organisation practice to e-learning development impacts. Within WP3 will be established an institutional framework for comprehensive development of e-learning at MNU.

Expected deliverables:

  • MNU e-Learning Roadmap
  • Equipment
  • Staff trained
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

Faculty of Organization and Informatics

Participating organizations:
  • The Maldives National University
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • The Open University of Catalonia

WP4: Quality assurance

Quality assurance process follows the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model which is adapted to take into account the objective of creating a self-sustainable programme by the end of the project.

Expected deliverables:

  • Quality plan developed
  • Quality control and evaluation of the project coordination and cooperation
  • Quality control and evaluation of the study pilot implementation
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

The Maldives National University

Participating organizations:
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • Faculty of Organization and Informatics
  • The Open University of Catalonia

WP5: Implementation and sustainability of the study programme

Pilot implementation of the study programme for one academic year (2 semesters). Development and acceptance of the sustainability plan to ensure study programme stays live and in accordance to MNU strategic plan after the project implementation.

Expected deliverables:

  • Study programme piloted
  • Sustainability plan developed and approved by MNU
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

The Maldives National University

Participating organizations:
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • Faculty of Organization and Informatics
  • The Open University of Catalonia

WP6: Dissemination

Dissemination activities will be focused on two target groups: on primary (MNU and project partner institution staff) and on secondary target group (general public on national and international level interested in advancing higher education and e-learning).

Expected results:

  • Dissemination plan
  • Project web page
  • Policy dialog and recommendations
Start date:
End date:
Lead organization:

Faculty of Organization and Informatics

Participating organizations:
  • The Maldives National University
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network
  • The Open University of Catalonia

WP7: Project management

Project management will comprise the day-to-day management and communication at consortium level as well as with the contracting authority. This will include overseeing all aspects of quality assurance, risk assessment, financial reporting including audit. It will also include ensuring the full participation of partners in quick and efficient decision making.

Expected deliverables:

  • Project meetings
  • Project collaboration online platform
  • Risk mitigation plan

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