2007-11-01 : HCI Productions Oy to lead a European quality development project

A consortium lead by HCI Productions Oy was selected to receive funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme / Leonado da Vinci by the European Commission

A consortium lead by HCI Productions Oy was selected to receive funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme / Leonado da Vinci by the European Commission. The aim of the project - QMPP (Quality Management Peer Production) – is to accelerate the creation of peer-produced eLearning content by providing a methodology to manage its quality. In developing a solid approach and methodology on how to organise and support the quality management process of peer-produced e-learning content, the QMPP utilizes the expertise of its partners, but also three pilots to validate the quality approach and tools.

The target groups of the QMPP project are VET (Vocational Education and Training) entities using eLearning in their various programs, and in particular, the eLearning managers, teachers, trainers and supporters.

QMPP as a project will also
- disseminate knowledge of the quality methods & tools through its web site and presence in European eLearning events
- benchmark “best practices” in peer-produced learning contents and disseminate the results
- provide support materials (handbooks, checklists, case studies) for the VET community
- provide appropriate training courses in different European locations.

The partnership of the project consists of eigtht European parterns – in addition to HCI Productions Oy, the other partners are the Finnish eLearning Assocation, European Foundation for Quality in eLearning, University of Macerata (Italy), Scienter (Italy), IAVANTE foundation (Spain), Scienter Spain (Spain) ja University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany).

According to Senior Partner, Mr. Ari-Matti Auvinen, “the implementation of a European project is always an interesting challenge. Peer production – or user-created content, if you like – is a quickly growing trend in eLearning. However, the quality aspects have not been widely discussed. This project also is a valuable element in the quality management portfolio of our company.”

For more information, please contact Senior Partner, Mr. Ari-Matti Auvinen or Project Manager, Ms. Kaisa Honkonen-Ratinen.