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Prof. Dr. M. Jarke
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Research field Advanced Community Information Systems (ACIS)
Funding Lifelong Learing Programme - Leonardo Da Vinci
Start date 2013/10/01
End date 2015/09/30
Status completed
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Business PerfOrmance imprOvement through individual employee Skills Training: The project explored further development of the ROLE SDK and the Requirements Bazaar for vocational training in small and micro enterprises all across Europe.

Small and micro enterprises have a decreasing participation in vocational education and training. There is a real need to engage them in developing a positive attitude towards training. BOOST will integrate tools from 2 projects (BeCome and ROLE) and develop associated methodologies. These will enable enterprises with less than 20 employees to identify their critical business needs and then also to find appropriate and customized learning resources to meet these needs. The project will publish all relevant information on its website and communicate with the target groups also via social media. The most important results will be the technical prototype and platform, which are based on an innovative methodology. At least 15 case studies are planned, in order to evaluate the prototype. More than 40 small enterprises will be involved and over 100 individual employees will test the tools, which will enable to identify their skill gaps and fulfill the business critical demands. At the end of the project a conference for training providers, business networks, and policy makers will take place in Aachen. A suitable sustainability strategy for project outcomes will be developed too.


* RWTH Aachen University - Information Systems & Databases
* The MRS Consultancy Ltd (GB)
* Grafia s.r.o. (CZ)
* Asset Technology Ldt (GR)
* Greta du Velay (FR)

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Milos Kravcik, Kateryna Neulinger, Ralf Klamma

Using Personal Learning Environments to Support Workplace Learning in Small Companies

Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2016. Volume 10013 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Milos Kravcik, Kateryna Neulinger, Ralf Klamma

Boosting Vocational Education and Training in Small Enterprises

Adaptive and Adaptable Learning. Volume 9891 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 600-604.

Milos Kravcik, Kateryna Neulinger, Ralf Klamma

Data Analysis of Workplace Learning with BOOST

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces, co-located with 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK 2016). Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, April 25-29, 2016.

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