About the projectCoLED description

Collaborative Learning Environment for engineering education (CoLED) is an European project implemented within the framework of Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The CoLED consortium consist of 5 partners from 4 different European countries – Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal and Romania, all of which have extensive expertise and relevant experience in developing transnational projects. The project activities are scheduled to be implemented between October 2018 and September 2020.

According to recent research, deep learning and the development of critical and higher order thinking skills only occur through interaction and collaboration. Although collaborative learning is widely known and used in different learning approaches, the concept of collaborative learning, supported by the modern ICT technologies for the vocational training, for the methods of successful implementation of automation solutions in manufacturing, is a factor which makes CoLED project approach innovative.

The general aim of CoLED project is to develop an innovative collaborative training approach, including curricula and ICT training, online collaboration, learning solution in the field, connected with introduction of automation for enterprises and other people interested in those areas. The CoLED project will focus on development of new dedicated ICT solutions, integrated with eLearning platform supporting of collaboration learning, positive interdependence, individual accountability, face-to-face and online promotional interaction, appropriate use of collaborative skills, group processing.

Target groups
  • The target groups and direct beneficiaries of the project are:
  • Entrepreneurs and employees of enterprises who want to enhance competitiveness of their companies as well as improve their qualification;
  • Future entrepreneurs and students who want to develop business in manufacturing sector;
  • Universities, Research centres;
  • VET trainers and VET providers.
The project will try to achieve the following impact:
  • Encouragement of the development of higher level thinking skills;
  • Promotion of student-faculty interaction and familiarity;
  • Encouragement of diversity understanding;
  • Enhancement of student satisfaction with the learning experience;
  • Increased employment opportunities of the target groups through development of CoLED training tools;
  • Enhancement of the attractiveness and quality of VET programmes through creation of better connections with the working life;
  • Facilitation of the training process for companies with limited human and financial resources