About the Boldic project

About the project BOLDIC Open learning resources online
NPHZ-2013/10118

Nordplus Horizontal 2013 Application

1.Start – Basic information
1.1. Project information
Project title Boldic open learning resources online ( OLRO)
Project number NPHZ-2013/10118
1.2. Project access
Read only access
2.Institutions – Institutions
2.1.Coordinating institution Coordinating institution
Swedish Association for Distance Education (SE-SVERD)
Type of
institution: NGO
2.1.2. Unit
Unit
coordinating
institution:
2.1.3. Legal person
Name: Sandstrom, Ulf
E-mail: ulfsan@gmail.com
Address: Swedish association for distance education
SVERD
Box 3033
871 03 Harnosand
Sweden
Phone number: +46(0)706034239
2.1.4. Contact person
Name: Sandstrom, Ulf
E-mail: ulfsan@gmail.com
Address: Swedish association for distance education SVERD
Box 3033
871 03 Harnosand
Phone number: +46(0)706034239
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2.2.Partner institutions Partner institutions
Institution: NO-Flexibel Utdanning Norge “Flexible Education Norway”
Type of
institution: NGO
Unit:
Contact
person: Slatto, Torhild
Gender:
E-mail: slaatto@fleksibelutdanning.no
mobil +4799586258
Phone number: tlf 99586258
Fax number: tfl 22 51 04 81
Institution: DK-Aarhus University (DK)
Type of
institution: University
Unit:
Contact
person: Dalsgaard, Christian
Gender:
E-mail: cnd@imv.au.dk
Phone number: +45 2166 4955
Fax number: +45 2166 4955
Institution: EE-Talinn University (EE)
Type of
institution: University
Unit:
Contact
person: Sillaots, Martin
Gender:
E-mail: martin.sillaots@tlu.ee
Phone number: 3725186127
Fax number: 3725186127
Institution: LT-Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (LT)
Type of
institution: Adult education
Unit:
Contact
person: Ignataviciute, Danguole
Gender:
E-mail: d.ignataviciute@ekf.viko.lt
Phone number: +370 5 2191640
Fax number: +370 5 2191640
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Institution: LV-BA School of Business and Finance (LV)
Type of
institution: Adult education
Unit:
Contact
person: Kraze, Sandra
Gender:
E-mail: sandra.kraze@ba.lv
Phone number: +371 67709283
Fax number: +371 67709283
Institution: FI-University of Jyväskylä (FI-JyU)
Type of
institution: University
Unit:
Contact
person: Pirkkalainen, Henri
Gender:
E-mail: henri.j.pirkkalainen@jyu.fi
Phone number: +358 (0)14 260 2596
Fax number: +358 (0)14 260 2544
3.Project description – Information about the project
3.1.General information General information
3.1.1. General description of the project
– Purpose of the project
The general purpose of “Boldic – open learning resources online” project is to
deepen and bring further the co-operation between Nordic and Baltic organizations
dealing with distance education, flexible learning and e-learning by opening the
community for new partners from both the Baltic and the Nordic countries.
I.e. we want to continue and further develop the process from the earlier project “Boldic
Perspectives Online.”

Project summary
1. Continue, deepen and develop the process from the project
Boldic Perspectives Online.
2. Develop and maintain the Boldic Award nomination
and Award process.
3. Establish Annual conferences concerning dissemination and
best practice in open learning resources
online area.
4. Establish Webinars before and after the Annnual conferences ,
with focus on open learning resources
online.
5. Maintain and develop the website http://www.boldic.org

Background
Previous results is that seven partners SVERD in Sweden ( project
leader) , NFF in Norway, FLUID in Denmark, FADE in Finland,
Vilnius College in Lithuania, Velvakandi
in Island and EITSA in Estonia has been working together
during 2009 until 2011 with Boldic project activities.
Dissemination work has been done during previous Boldic
conferences in f ex Finland , Lithuania and Norway.

3.1.2. Other information
Web page www.boldic.org
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Project period 01-Jun-2013 – 30-Nov-2015
Previous Nordplus activities
Yes

Nordplus
1. Nordflex 2005-2007
2. Boldic perspectives online 2008-2011
Nordplus applications in this round
No

3.2.Purpose and aims The purpose and aims of the project
3.2.1. Purpose
The general purpose of “Boldic – open learning resources
online” project is to deepen and bring further the co-operation between
Nordic and Baltic organizations dealing with distance education, flexible
learning and e-learning by opening the community for new partners from
both the Baltic and the Nordic countries. I.e. we want to continue and
further develop the process from the earlier project “Boldic Perspectives Online.”

Project summary
1. Continue, deepen and develop the process
from the project Boldic Perspectives Online.
2. Develop and maintain the Boldic Award nomination
and Award process.
3. Establish Annual conferences concerning
dissemination and best practice in
open learning resources online area.
4. Establish Webinars before and after the Annnual conferences ,
with focus on open learning resources online.
5. Maintain and develop the website http://www.boldic.org
3.2.2. Aims and contribution

– Why?
There is a continuous increase in the demand for technology
supported learning material, and especially so for material developed
for on-line learning. Most of this material is developed in such a way
that it normally is quite easy to change language and in other ways fit the
material for use in different countries. I.e. the field is very well set up for
exchange of material and for continuous cooperation in development, marketing,
etc. In short, we have a demand, what we need is better marketing
and simpler exposure of the material between the potential exchangers
of the materials. The intention of the project is to establish a major Nordic
and Baltic integration project supporting open learning resources online.
Apart from better quality in learning, the project will prove the benefits possible
by simple cooperation between the learning organizations of the different countries.
There will of course also be cultural exchanges as the materials often contain
cultural parts.
– How?
Practically the project stands on the good results from the previous
completed Boldic project; Nord Plus Voxen project Flexible Learning
Network –Nordic- Perspectives online ( 2008 -2011) . The new project will
bring in new players from the Baltics and from other sectors of educational
and working life. It will also improve on the contact system as well as the
Boldic-award system. The Boldic-award system – i.e. to hand out a special
award to the project found most interesting in the partner countries – has
been a success. Lots of discussions and many comments. The partners now
want to make the award system a more continuous process in the cooperation
work between the partners and others. The proposed projects will be
presented in the newsletters of the partners at an earlier stage then now
and the readers of the NPHZ-2013/10118 Page 5 (7) Submitted –
28-Feb-2013 newsletters will be brought in as complementary judges
to the specialists at the organizations. The aim of this is twofold; to make
the project people better present their project – better dissemination – as
this will improve their chance to get the prize, and to make more users in
more learning organizations active in their demand. Winners as well
as “first proposers” will be welcomed at the
winning award at the winning conference.

3.2.3. Sectors
Adult learning
Higher education
NGO
Primary/secondary/upper secondary Schools

3.3.Project content Project content
3.3.1. Type of activity
Clarification/analysis of a topic
Conferences/seminars/workshops
Development of teaching material (also for web)
Dissemination of results/publications
Establishment of network for further cooperation
3.3.2. Activity
Project Activities
– Boldic Award
– Nomination process
– Award process 2013. 2014 and 2015
– Annual conferences
– Webinars in Baltic and Nordic region.
– Sustainable network building
Dissemination
Webpublications
Main informationarea will be webbpage www.boldic.org
and national magazines as Sverdnytt , Synkronnett etc
Annual conferences.

3.3.3. Anchorage
Integration
Sharing of open learning resources online
Sharing of best practice results and key factors for implementing distance
education, flexibele learning and e-learning in all participating countries.
Support for open educational resources and open source support for
interested groups.
New target groups will be invited to conferences, webinars and the Boldic
networks physically and virtually meetings.
Marketing activities during the Boldic award nomination and price ceremony
process will attract new partners to join the flexible learning ICT driven lifelong
learning movement in Boldic olro project.
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3.4.Organisation Organisation of the project
3.4.1. Sharing responsibilites and workload
All partners will work with
– Boldic Award activities ,
– Annual conferences and Webinars.
– SVERD will do project administration work.
Countries responsible for annual conferences will get lecturer help from their
participating partners.
Marketing activities and nomination process for the Boldic Award and
dissemination will be done in all seven languages by participating countries.
3.4.2. Effective communication
Delivery of Boldic Award nomination process and Boldic Award ceremonies for
2013, 2014 and 2015.
Production of Webinars.
Production of Annual Boldic conferences.
Dissemination and documentation.
3.4.2. Evaluation
Evaluation will be done by independent evaluator.
Formativ evaluation will be used.

3.5.Results and dissemination
3.5.1. Results
Expected outcome
– Delivery of Boldic Award nomination process and Boldic Award ceremonies
for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
– Production of Webinars.
– Production of Annual Boldic conferences.
– Dissemination and documentation.
– Sustainable networks flr distance education, flexible learning and e-learning
are established in the Nordic and Baltic region
3.5.2. Dissemination
Dissemination both virtually by e-meetings , webinrs, webbpages and
physically by annual conferences and network meetings.
Dissemination will also be made by publication in National magazines as
Sverdnytt and Synkronnett.
The marketing for Boldic Award nomination process and prize ceremony will
be done in all seven countries.
Best practice will be disseminated all over the Nordic and Baltic countries.
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4.Budget – Budget in EUR – Euro
Nordplus  contribution : Project support from Nordplus 33 870

Travel expenses 19 500
Board and lodging 10 000
Other costs (specify below) 4 370

Work hours (only own contribution)  33 870

SUM : 67 740

Budget
2 Physical meetings 2* 14 participants cost each 650 = 18200 Euro
Kickoff june -2013
Kickout aug-2015
Monthly virtual meetings, newsletter days 80 cost 120 = 9 600 Euro
Evaluation 2 000 Euro
Virtual conferencing
Virtual conferencing guidebook 24 * 120 = 2880 Euro
8 writers * 3 days
Virtual service pack 24*120 = 2 880 Euro
Negotiation for a free facility 4*120 = 480 Euro
videoconference for networks. 1*3000 = 3 000 Euro
Boldic Award nomination process 1*500 = 500
Platform
Adjustment of nomination process 62*120 = 7 400 Euro
Preparation of award criteria
Two annual conferences 2*16*650 = 20 800 Euro
Total cost 67 740 Euro
50% of Cost 33 879 Euro
Administration 1694 Euro
Supposed grant 35 000 Euro
To be financed by partners 33 870 Euro
Boldic OLRO project with 7 partners contribution
33 870 divided by 7 partners = 4 839 Euro
4.2. Attachment
Attachment
* Budget_economy_Boldic_olro_2013_2015.xls

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