I.O.4. Pilot Testing / Platform
The purpose of piloting the curriculum is to make sure the curriculum is effective, and to make changes before it is distributed widely. The Pilot process of the curriculum will help to identify which sections of the curriculum worked and which sections need strengthening. The process will include an evaluation of the curriculum’s effectiveness and usefulness in achieving the course’s training objectives. The information gathered from the pilot will be used to strengthen and improve the course content, materials, etc.
Training sessions will take place in each of countries on the main target groups of youth where the curriculum will be put to use and piloted by the trainers and staff.
These sessions will be based on the blended learning approach, including online sessions (webinars) and face-to-face sessions with the participants. At least 20 participants in each country (mainly young people, volunteers at NGOs) will take part in the pilot process, ensuring for an objective assessment of the curriculum, tools and methodologies developed.
In the same time, it important to mention that the e-learning platform is an innovative way to engage distant learners into the training procedure. Many people desire to attend training courses, though for some reasons they cannot physically participate in conventional training programs.
The visitors will have the option to register themselves at the platform and create their personal profile. The platform will be user-friendly and it will support a chat room, where the registered members can communicate with each other in pairs, in groups or in a common forum. The platform will be available in all partners’ languages. The contents will be uploaded in the platform in all the languages that they have been produced.