Using Eduzines – interactive, transmedial learning materials for smartphones – to build strategic innovation skills of SMEs
SIS-SME will develop a comprehensive strategic innovation training programme for business owners and managers to support a progressive recovery from the impact of Covid-19. It will pursue its objectives by presenting all training materials in a series of SIS-SME EduZines which are designed to support mobile learning on smartphones. In doing so it will seek to address the low uptake of education and training in the SME sector. The project will focus on building Strategic Innovation Skills of SMEs to ensure that they are informed and equipped to harness the potential of emerging opportunities in today’s digital world. The project will also provide essential in-service training for VET tutors to ensure that they are, in the first instance, knowledgeable about strategic innovation in the SME sector and more importantly, build their pedagogic and digital skills to help them harness the potential of online learning to deliver a high-quality VET service in the current Covid-19 context where traditional institution based provision is no longer viable.
The SIS-SME project will address issues identified through the provision of a compendium of interactive infographics and SIS-SME EduZines that will bring learning right to the heart of the work environment. In consultation with partners it has been agreed that interactive infographics and SIS-SME EduZines for business owners and managers will address the following 7 strategic innovation modules:
What do you know about EduZines? Find out more in the Induction EduZine.
How can you implement innovation typologies in a business? Find out more in the Innovation Typologies EduZine.
What does your business culture say about your organisation? Find out more in the Business Culture EduZine.
Have you considered potential drivers of innovation in your business? Find out more in the Drivers of Innovation EduZine.
How do business ethics and governance affect a company? Find out more in the Ethics and Governance EduZine.
What impact do corporate innovation strategies have on a company? Find out more in the Corporate Innovation Strategies EduZine.
Have you thought about how you could put innovation into action? Find out more in the Into Action EduZine.
Thinking of growing your company through business strategy solutions? Find out more in the Business Strategy Solutions EduZine.
SIS-SME will provide a comprehensive in-service training programme for VET tutors comprising 2 distinct parts as follows:
Part A – will focus on building an understanding of strategic innovation in a business context. This element of the in-service training will introduce different typologies of innovation to ensure that VET tutors can facilitate this transformative process through their services.
Part B – will focus on building the digital and pedagogic skills of VET professionals to enable them to provide a quality VET service through accessible and interactive online environments while building their self-confidence to work in remote learning environments.
The SIS-SME Community of Practice will engage participants in a collective learning process where everyone can learn from each other’s knowledge and experience and participate in collaborative work. This Community of Practice has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest and related topics: strategic innovation in business to support economic regeneration in a post-Covid Europe and to support VET professionals to address the challenges faced by VET providers in a post-COVID-19 service provision reality.
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Project Number: 2020-1-FR01-KA226-VET-094952