The mCommunity project has developed an eLearning communications platform for teaching and learning based on mobile technology and integrates with social media and Moodle. The project is a 3 year Interreg 4A Ireland Wales Programme that has identified a new and effective way to engage with the unemployed as well as to facilitate remote learning for SME’s. The mCommunity technology has been completely developed at the TSSG group in Waterford and is being rolled out successfully using experienced tutors with project partners in Wales.
To emphasise the cross border goals of the Interreg program, it was decided to expand the roll out of the technology to interested SME’s in Waterford. The app and tutor interaction allows employees to complete extra training and further education at a time that suits them without interference with their working day. Rob Murphy, who is a tutor with one of the project partners Gower College Swansea, came to the TSSG in Waterford in May of this year for 2 days to begin a Level 3 qualification in Leadership & Management with a number of local SME’s. This course is certified by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). Each participant was furnished with a smart device with the app loaded on it which outlined the course content, assignments, goals and targets and the ability to have instant access to the tutor. This enabled the remainder of the course to be delivered remotely at convenient times for the participants. The course has progressed very well with learners on schedule to complete all modules during October. There is an mCommunity Project Steering and Operational meeting for all partners planned for late November at the TSSG and an awards ceremony will take place in Waterford in conjunction with this event whereby the ILM certificates will be presented to the successful candidates.
For more information, contact Sean Lyons +353 51 302761