Wikinomics (2013-2015)

Fostering collaborative key-competences for employability through free-licensing & wiki methodologies (Wikinomics)

Wikinomics will focus on vocational education (also known as vocational education and training or VET) is education that prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or a professional position in engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, pharmacy, law etc. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non- academic related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques.

The specific objectives of the Wikinomics project are the following:

  • To shape a transversal, multi-sectorial key-competences model, compliant with the ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) framework, and provide concrete tools and methodologies for its implementation;
  • To develop, implement and evaluate a training module specially designed to match VET specificities and different sectors, which integrates free culture and wiki-based methodologies for enhancing the development of key-competences for employability;
  • To conduct a series of collaborative wiki-based learning scenarios in which VET trainees will conduct meaningful activities in order to achieve shared results and learning outcomes;
  • To create a sustainable community of practices among VET actors among Europe, helTutorng each other to adopt new socio-economical and pedagogical models in phase with the digital age.

The Wikinomics framework, module and tools will be validated through various implementations in different VET sectors. They will be made freely accessible after the project, so to provide a universal resource, specially adapted to the actual and future labour market needs, transferable to life-long-learning strategies of a large scope of socio-professional sectors.

Financial entity: European Union, Life-Long Learning Programme.
Tutor (UB): José Luis Rodríguez Illera
Participats: Foundation, Switzerland (Coordinator); Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HES-SO); MAC-TEAM European network; University of Barcelona; CIDEB, Centro de Incubação e Desenvolvimento de Empresas /BiosTutorn.
Other UB participants: Nuria Molas Castells, María José Rubio