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EPICA - Strategic partnership for the co-design of an innovative and scalable eportfolio ecosystem to improve the quality and visibility of skills

Deliverables

EPICA final report: social impact and behavioural change

Final analysis of the technological, economic and social impact at national and regional level and the behavioural change

EPICA Pilot report

Report with the results of the pilot, containing data on the participation of the universities, teachers and students, problems occured and corrective actions, risks arisen and mitigation actions

Localization Program Report

Description of the selection process and results of the most adequate regional HUB(s) in the Sub-Saharan region

Market Research, Business Models & Financial Analysis for Sustainability - Final Report

(MYD/AVU) Final report report (updated from D2.1 with the knowledge and data acquiered during the project) aimed at covering the following questions: (i) How is the market and what are its especial localization needs? (ii) What is the best business model to capture value? (iii) How we will financially sustain the project after its end? The deliverable will contain: business and technology evaluation, analysis of the state of the art, differences from existing competing services and competitive advantages, prices, maintenance costs, supply chains considering the localisation aspects of the Sub-Saharan market.

Public and donors’ pre-procurement framework

(ICDE/AVU) A report describing the framework on public and donors procurement of innovation (PDPI) for HEI institutions

Final Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results

This document describes communication, dissemination and exploitation activities carried out during the project, and an updated plan for exploitation beyond the project's timeframe.

EPICA ePortfolio Final version and documentation

Documentation of the final prototype, improved and corrected with feedback piloting users - full functional version of the EPICA ePortfolio, integrated with the LMS’s systems of the piloting Universities

EPICA ePortfolio Prototype and documentation

Documentation of the first functional version of the EPICA ePortfolio, integrated with the LMS’s systems of the piloting Universities

First Country-specific workshops

Summary report of the local workshops organized by OUT/MAK/MU in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, (in collaboration with ICWE and AVU) to present the project to their local stakeholders (academic, industry, policy makers, etc.), and raise awareness

EPICA Final Conference

Summary report of the Final international Conference with presentation of main results focusing on their relevance to and implications for local uptake, implementation and sustainability. This conference will be organized in cooperation with all partners, and different groups of stakeholders, including HUBs, local edutech companies, and policy makers. Results of the conference, videos, and other material will be published on website and EPIC social media

EPICA promotional material

EPICA corporate style guide for logo, graphics, brochure, EPICA poster, presentation templates.

Final Country-specific workshops

Summary report of the local workshops organized by OUT/MAK/MU in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, (in collaboration with ICWE and AVU) to promote adoption and implementation of the results among the end-users.

Data Management Plan

The DMP will describe the data management life cycle for the data to be collected, processed and/or generated and contain information on: 1) the handling of research data during and after the end of the project; 2) what data will be collected, processed and/or generated; 3) which methodology and standards will be applied, 4) whether data will be shared/made open access and 5) how data will be curated and preserved (including after the end of the project).

EPICA website

A public website with the information on the EPICA consortium and its activities, to communicate the project content, disseminate results, and reach stakeholders. The website will be regularly updated to provide, news, reports, with links to scientific publications.

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Publications

EPICA: Using an ePortfolio to Reduce the Skills Gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Author(s): Lourdes Guardia-Ortiz, Marcelo Maina, Federica Mancini and Derek Clougher
Published in: The 11th EDEN Research workshop proceedings (to be published), 2020

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING INNOVATION IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: THE CASE OF THE EPICA ePORTFOLIO SOLUTION

Author(s): Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina, Derek Clougher & Federica Mancini
Published in: ICEduTech Proceedings, 2021

USING AN EPORTFOLIO TO SHOWCASE STUDENTS’ EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS THE CASE OF THE MASTER IN EDUCATION AND ICT (E-LEARNING) AT UOC

Author(s): Marcelo Maina, Lourdes Guardia, Sandrine Albert, Federica Mancini, Derek Clougher
Published in: ICERI2020 Proceedings, 2020, Page(s) 1872-1879
DOI: 10.21125/iceri.2020.0469

EPICA: Articulating skills for the workplace

Author(s): Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina, Federica Mancini & Hind Naaman
Published in: The Envisioning Report for Empowering Universities 4th edition, 2020

Increasing the Visibility of Graduate Students Employability Skills

Author(s): Lourdes Guàrdia, Federica Mancini, Marcelo Maina
Published in: Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education, 2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8