Newsletter 7

November 2015

The second edition of the EOLES course is underway

Message from the Coordinator

Dear readers,

welcome to the seventh and last newsletter of the European project EOLES

After three years of hard work among all partners (academic, administrative and technical staffs), the EOLES TEMPUS project is finished!

Finished: well, not exactly, because this project has led to the creation of an "e-Learning 2.0" English-spoken 3rd year Bachelor degree that is now in its second edition and will continue after project's end.

In this newsletter, you will find information about:

  • The EOLES Open Day Workshop, which took place at the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, Morocco, on September, 30th;
  • The EOLES first graduates: 11 students succeeded in getting their Double Diplomas at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year;
  • The new 2015-2016 academic EOLES year that began in September with 32 registered students. So EOLES will stay alive even after the end of the TEMPUS project with the collaboration of all the different staffs from the partners' countries. You will find more information about it in the paragraph "News from the second edition of the EOLES" of this newsletter";
  • The dissemination activities around the TEMPUS EOLES project is given in the last part of this newsletter in the paragraph "EOLES outdoors". During these three years, many papers concerning this project have been published. You may access them at the EOLES website.

Even if the EOLES bachelor is going on, new discussions took place in Marrakech about the sustainability of this project. You will find a summary of the discussions in the end of this last newsletter of the EOLES TEMPUS project.

Hope to see you soon in the next newsletter of a future EOLES remake project.

Happy reading,

Denis Barataud

Coordinator of the EOLES project

The EOLES Open Day Workshop

The Open Day Workshop took place at the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, Morocco, on September, 30th.

The Workshop started with a welcome speech delivered by the Morocco Coordinator, Professor Mohamed Ankrim from the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, followed by the speech of Professor Abdellatif Miraoui, President of the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech. The President stressed the importance of e-learning and of new pedagogical approaches, like reverse teaching, in the massification of education in Morocco and thus in the technological and scientific development of the country.

After, Professor Nathalie Bernardie-Tahir, Vice-President of the Limoges University and responsible by the International Strategy, delivered a speech focused on the importance of the cooperation North-South for the development of the ties between the European Union and its south neighbours. In particular, Professor Nathalie Bernardie-Tahir emphasised the creation of knowledge nets in projects like EOLES able to reinforce the transfer of expertise among partners, nets that remain even after the term of those projects.

During his speech, Professor Hassan Hbid, Dean of the Semlalia Sciences Faculty of Marrakech (FSSM) congratulated all members of the EOLES project and in particular those from FSSM for all the work done and for the results achieved, which contributed to the enhancement of the Faculty offer in the technical field and to extend its geographical area of influence.

In the last speech, Professor Guillaume Andrieu, one of the EOLES Project Coordinators from the University of Limoges, made a general presentation of the project with an emphasis in the most innovative parts and in the results achieved, which clearly show the success of the EOLES project. In particular, he highlighted the accreditation process and the delivery of a Double Diploma as a result of the recognition of the importance and high pedagogical merits of the EOLES course by the educational authorities of France, Morocco and Tunisia.

The EOLES first graduates

Now that the first edition of the EOLES course is over, it is time to congratulate all students that succeeded in getting their Double Diplomas.

During the Open Day Workshop took place the Diploma Awarding Ceremony were11 students from the first edition of the EOLES course received their EOLES Double Diplomas.

Six students were enrolled at the Abdelmalek Essaâdi University of Tetouan and five were enrolled at the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech. Therefore, all students received a Double Diploma issued by the University of Limoges in France, recognised inside the whole European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and by their home Universities.

The Diploma Awarding Ceremony formally marked the end of the first edition of the EOLES course and the beginning of a new phase in the life of these students.

Congratulations. We wish you all success in your future endeavors!

News from the second edition of the EOLES

The end of the first edition of the EOLES course was just the conclusion of another step in a project that will hopefully continue far beyond its formal end. Indeed, the EOLES course has come to stay and the number of applicants for the second edition, over 700, confirms its success.

32 students from Tunisia and Morocco are now enrolled in this second edition. We wish you all the best in this new stage of your lives.

EOLES outdoors

EOLES was presented at:

The paper was published in the Proceedings of the Conference, edited by ACM, and available at the ACM Digital Library and at the EOLES website.

The EOLES project ended. And now?

Despite being the last of the project, the General Assembly of EOLES at Marrakech was not seen by the partners has a final meeting but mainly as an opportunity to discuss face-to-face and settle new ideas for a new project.

This new project, based on the strengths and on the knowledge acquired during the EOLES project, aims at correcting some weaknesses identified in the first edition of the EOLES course, namely some pedagogical aspects that need to be improved to better adapt the course to the specific characteristics of a fully remote e-learning course.

Another important target will be to extend the network of partners participating and benefiting from the EOLES course, while creating new courses as alternative branches to the existing one, according to the expertise and needs of those new partners, contributing for the creation of a network of remote e-learning engineering courses.

The reinforcement of the ties that unite current partners and its extension to new ones are seen has a major and indispensable contribution to the reinforcement of the cooperation North-South and South-South, lines prioritized by the European Commission to attenuate the educational and economic differences between the European countries and their South neighbours. The EOLES course is undoubtedly an important step and a milestone in achieving that objective.

Therefore, despite being the last newsletter you will receive from this project, we hope to shortly return to your e-mail with news from another new project. Hope to see you then.

Best regards from the EOLES team.

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