Evaluation of Strategies

From the collected data about the roll out methods, we saw that most partners disseminated NESSIE information by making contact with the target groups by face to face or directly by phone, using NESSIE leaflets, newsletters and meetings.  All these countries reached the figures of their target group for the piloting, even though they have had some difficulties recruiting employees and in some cases it was difficult to motivate students/employees to progress through the learning materials without constant support.

Germany felt the best route to get people into the e-learning site was to train mentors, who would next proceed to inform and give instructions to people to reach the NESSIE web platform. This worked very well and Germany exceeded the expected targets.

Overall the best results came from Romania and Greece.  These countries had different approaches to the others.

Greece as a Vocational High School, managed their roll out with a regular classes/ ICT laboratories approach, and enrolled a lot of users in three sessions. Their incentive was that e-learning is considered new in Greece and so many people were interested in this new experience.  Also in this current economic downturn, new qualifications are valued and they are very certificate-centred.  However, once they registered and started working on material it was very positively received.

Romania used Facebook as a main dissemination channel.  Analysis of the impacts of different ways of sharing information about the roll out, suggests that Romania has found an effective way for its country and culture.  Their use of  Facebook to recruit for the roll out, has got the most people involved on the NESSIE platform through their promotion by short and suggestive messages targeted to different groups by posting on Facebook Groups.  (41.7% of all participants came from Romania.)

Both countries who exceeded their targets most significantly, (Greece and Romania) have a particular economic and social context which is sensitive to new methodologies in teaching and learning.  This is especially relevant if people can see that through these new experiences there may be any possibilities (new qualifications and real skills) to find a job.  Since completion of the NESSIE e-learning courses, several learners have asked to become mentors in the future which in turn will ensure sustainability.

This is to be considered as a real interpretation and example of transfer of innovation.

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