This project is based on a multilateral partnership between higher education institutions in the EU and China, Malaysia, India and Israel. It involves two higher education institutions from each PC and from different geographical regions in Asia including the National Chinese Nano Center and two Israeli Nano centers; and three higher education institutions with expertise and experience in nanoelectronics, and in curriculum development from Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe. As mentiond vefore, setting-up the consortium was not easy because of lack of national CBHE agencies in the Asian countries and lack of experience of Asian universities with the Erasmus programme. That is why in the project only the minimum number of PCs universities are involved. Within this project we will try to disseminate the CBHE programme to other universities in the involved countries.
Despite of the difficulties in the the preparation stage, NanoEl project features well-balanced partnerships in terms of organisations involved and expertise required. Different stakeholders from the sector and partners with different expertise are involved: in the multidisciplinary subject matter, in instructional design and evaluation, in educational video and eLearning environment development, in teaching and training. It involves representatives of all target groups at the universities including researchers, teachers and students.
Three EU partners are experts in nanoelectronics. They will adapt/develop and transfer to the PC partners e-learning courses and viderecorded lectures in design, technology, materials and equipment in nanoelectronics.
The PC universities will develop e-learning courses and record the practical work in clean rooms in the different fields of development and application of nanotechnologies in electronics. Each course will be designed by the best laboratory/department in the field, which dispose with the necessary infrastructure and facilities for practical work (See the courses to be developed by each institution in WP2 and WP3)
There is a reasonable spread of responsibility amongst the partnership. TUS are applicants. They are experienced in coordinating and participating in a number of LLP and FP7 projects. From TUS two units will be involved. The Microelectronics department will develop the course contents. The TeLearn Laboratory has expertise in educational sciences, including qualifications in terms of learning outcomes definitions, ECTS and ECTVET and it will be responsible for the instructional design, educational and pedagogical support in learning outcomes definition.
Two units from TAU will take part in the proposal: TAU Nano Center and TAU Computing Division. The recent will be in charge of Moodle environment set-up and maintenance and of supporting and coordinating instructional videos production.
There is an appropriate distribution of tasks and a balanced implication of different partners with complementary competencies and countries in the implementation of the work programme. All universities provide MSc degrees in micro- nanoelectronics, they have national accreditation and can provide certificate for the courses. The three EU partners have experience in ERASMUS curriculum development programmes and developing courses for specified learning outcomes is not new for them. They will transfer their expertise to the PC universities.
All partners will be involved in the needs analysis, course development, all evaluation activities, pilot test, and all will share the responsibility for the valorisation of project results.The six Asian universities have not yet benefited from the Tempus or CBHE programme.