This project focuses on the national priority of “Tackling skills gaps and mismatches” through delivering an education program, which engages students from across European countries to enable continuous innovation and entrepreneurship in the European eHealth sector.
The main focus of the CONNECT project is on issues of eHealth innovation, state-of-the-art training, and education of students necessary on the health market, in the form of a highly and systematically organized formal and non-formal educational program to improve knowledge, develop cross-sectoral skills and competencies, entrepreneurship, and support students’ critical thinking required to improve health care.
- Universitatea Babes Bolyai (RO), Coordinator
- Asociatia Init (RO)
- Universidade do Porto (PT)
- Europäische Bildungsinitiative (AT)
Expected outcomes and long-term benefits
The sustainability of the project will be ensured firstly by integrating the open-source Curriculum that will be developed by the partners into the course of eHealth at the Department of Public Health, from BBU, as part of their educational program at the Bachelor’s and Masters’s level. Therefore, one of the intellectual outputs of the project will be transferred to them and other interested higher education institutions in order to create a long-term use for our product.
The ISP (Intensive Study Programme), with the use of new pedagogies, formal and non-formal methods, and challenged-based teaching and training offered by our partners, will create the perfect enhancement for the students to be creative, innovative, and collaborative and develop digital healthcare prototypes that are feasible to be implemented in the real-life environment in eHealth.
The “eHealth Community of Practice” online platform will be available for at least three years after the project completion period, constituting a transnational network of members from academia, industry, and healthcare and as a mentorship platform for future health innovators.
Another activity that will ensure the continuity of the project will be the “Connect the eHealth Innovation Ecosystems” Conference, which will be organized every two years to increase further and sustain our eHealth network.
Community of Practice (COP) platform
A community of practice is a group of people who share a common interest or profession and engage in ongoing learning and collaboration to improve their skills and knowledge. They often interact online and offline to discuss best practices, share resources, and provide support to one another. Members of a community of practice are committed to their collective learning journey and are invested in the success of their peers.
This CoP addresses Universities and institutions that are interested in eHealth.
Moodle e-Learning Curse
This course contains the developed eHealth curriculum and was implemented based on multimedia content and interactive elements. It provides a colour code for the modules to keep an overview.
Moodle e-Learning course: moodle.publichealth.ro