The water experts participants, while following and attending the module related to their main area of activity (Policy or Innovation or Research), at the same time, can be the drivers of the learning process. During the different lessons, each attendee can indeed share his/her knowledge, exchange new information and acquire new content from other experts active in same water field but focused on other aspects.
The thematic modules are:
1st module: Dec - Jan 2011
EU legislations: principles and practices in EU member countries
This first module is supported by material coming from: the University of Dundee, the STREAM Summer School and the Policy Seminar experts, plus other official documentations from the European Commission.
It is composed of 5 phases, each of them with specific pedagogical objectives and it will last 8 weeks for a total of 32 hours (4 hours per week).
The specific subjects of the EU water legislation module are:
2nd module: Feb - Mar 2012
Research results: state of the art of research results on reducing water consumption and sustainable use of water resources
The focus of this module is to give a concise overview and update of research results in the field of reducing water consumption and using water resources in a sustainable way. It aims to investigate possible impacts of those research results on the activities of STREAM stakeholders: policy makers, researchers and SMEs.
Research projects are divided in 6 categories/topics in which participants can find an update of research results in the field of their interest:
3rd module: May - June 2012
Innovation and New technologies: innovative solutions and technologies in water management
Furthermore the STREAM e-Learning modules are designed in order to allow the attendees to have a peer to peer monitoring and assessment of their process of new knowledge acquisition thanks to the setting up of a community in which different expertise can merge together.
4th module: Sept - Oct 2012
Project work and work based self-assessment. The fourth module is scheduled at the end of the three modules and is focused on practical exercises, project simulations and role plays in order to allow learners to self assess their acquired knowledge drafting a strategic management plan.
The modules will provide:
• E-lectures given by experts related to the topic course
• Support materials: videos, PowerPoint presentations, publications, articles…
• Learning process assisted by experienced tutor
• Experts for specific forum sessions once in 2 weeks
To visit the e-Learning platform click HERE.
Registration is required.
In addition, thanks to the collaboration with the other EU funded project STEP-WISE, each STREAM learning module is linked to WISE- RTD platform in which a large number of different sources of information on water management are stored, such as: tools, policies, projects, research results are provided. Indeed in each STREAM module attendees are invited to learn how to explore, navigate and search throughout that platform in order to find the content of their interest.
The STREAM e-Learning course is also designed to allow an interactive participation among learners themselves, learners and tutors, tutors and experts so that a community for sharing and exchanging knowledge is set up and a real dialogue between the different actors involved will be in place.