Official Ceremony to mark the end of AMED Project

Posted on 17-05-2022 at 10:51 in News

 

The official ceremony to mark the end of AMED Project was held today at The Maldives National University.

Project “AMED – Advancing higher education in Maldives through E-learning Development”, approved by Erasmus+ programme – KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education, started with its activities in January 2019.

Faculty of Organization and Informatics is coordinating this EU project, led by assoc. prof. Igor Balaban, PhD. Besides Maldives National University, project partners are also The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNET). Total project budget is 720,592.00 €.

AIM AND SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The project aims to support the modernization, accessibility and internationalization of higher education in Maldives, by improving the level of competencies and skills of university teachers by developing new and innovative education programme in the field of e-learning.

The specific objectives are:

  • Co-creation and piloting of a new study programme for professional development focusing on the use of ICT in education.
  • Establishing institutional framework for e-learning at the Maldives National University by training of staff, improving IT infrastructure and (re)organization of departments to provide support to e-learning;
  • Promotion of new forms of teaching and learning in Maldives, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, lifelong learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources and better exploitation of the ICT potential by raising awareness, supporting leadership, engaging early adopters and developing a community of practice.

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.

Project will be completed by July 2022.