The results of the EastMed project are the following:
O1 – Current Situation Analysis, Needs Assessment, Case studies and Best Practices in Regional MOOCs
which will provide the partnership with a clear and coherent understanding of the end-users' needs regarding the EastMed course, of the state-of-the-art in the development and delivery of subject-related MOOCs, as well as of the pivotal issues and aspects of the regional developments that the EastMed Course should focus on, with an emphasis on the refugee crisis and the energy issue.
which will design the EastMed curriculum, modules and assessment according to the needs and trends identified in O1 and on a learning-outcomes basis using ECTS credits, as well as relevant Supporting Documents (Course Catalogue, Transcript Records, Learning Agreement for credit mobility for studies etc). This output will also determine the ESG Strategy to be followed in MOOC Delivery.
which aim to offer an interactive resource for promoting remote learning, making all Intellectual Outputs widely available as Open Educational Resources (OER). It will raise national and European awareness of the project in order to ensure maximum outreach, longer impact and sustainability.
O4 – EastMed educational material and digital content (OER)
including the EastMed OER Database will actually be a freely accessible e-library, which will include material relevant with the EastMed Course's scientific foci. It can include courses syllabi, textbooks, journal articles, policy papers and analyses, conference presentations, video and audio material, maps, images, links to journals and other related initiatives, relevant EU policies (to the EEAS for example) etc.
O5 – Delivery of the EastMed MOOC
which will first be pilot-tested and then delivered in two rounds, with pre-scheduled intervals of assessment, evaluation and improvement, in order to maximize efficiency and participation. It is expected that at least 400 undergraduate students from partnership institutions will attend the EastMed MOOC.
O6 – EastMed Policy Recommendations
which will reflect the project's policy orientation and will include two Policy Briefs, which will bridge the analysis and practice of the project, as embodied in the project outcomes, with policy-making, and one policy-oriented academic collective volume, in both electronic and hard copy format, exploring in depth the "EU and the Eastern Mediterranean: Prospects and Challenges".
- Four Info Days will be held in all Partnership countries, attracting at least 200 persons.
- One final dissemination event-conference will be held in Cyprus, attracting at least 60 persons.
The EastMed project will reach the following target groups:
At least 400 undergraduate students will attend the open, EastMed MOOC during project lifetime. This is a realistic target, as at least 50 undergraduate students per course delivery round and per consortium country are expected to participate.
At least 1200 undergraduate students in the participating institutions will get informed on the EastMed Course
The EastMed focus group, consisting of 4 experts in project-related areas (1 suggested by each consortium partner) will benefit fromthe project preparation and design: a) multiculturalism and transnational cooperation can be particular enriching to the representatives of all project-realted sectors, b) The project will create a broad network of interested parties spanning from the regional to national, EU and international levels; c) their involvement in the project will provide them with knowledge on the dynamics in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean
The project will focus in areas of interest for at least 200 academics and researchers in EU studies, IR, Political Science and related fields, and will provide innovative methodologies and tools that can benefit at least 20 e-learning academics, researchers and technicians, as well as ECTS experts and networks around Europe.