Transferring and applying the instruments European Qualification Framework and e-Competence Framework to Multimedia professions in the field of Content Development

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EQF Code presented the project results at its Final Workshop on 19 March 2010 in Cologne, in parallel with DIDACTA.
1. ECVET approach
2. EQF Code European specialist profiles
3. EQF Code Project Methodology
4. EQF Code Training guidelines
5. Overview and achievements
6. Transparency instruments Status quo in Austria

Main project results for download:
flèche European Specialist profiles in eContent development professions
flèche Reference material with regard to methodological aspects of mapping skills and competences to learning outcomes in a European context
flèche Guidelines for training institutions to provide market-near training curricula

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The EQF-Code team from 8 European countries (AT, CH, DE, ES, FR, HU, SI, UK) identified five eContent development professions (web designer, web / multimedia developer, 2D / 3D animator, webmaster, web content manager), and developed European Specialist Profiles  that outline the skills and competences needed for these professions. In a further step, the team mapped these skills against the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the eCompetence Framework (eCF) to identify a common and comparable set of skills at different learning levels.

Adriana Gluhak (md-pro) & Peter Littig (Dekra Akademie) at the project launch workshop.

The rationale of the EQF-Code project derived from the continuously growing skills shortage in the  multimedia sector in several European countries (e.g. Germany, Hungary, Switzerland), which especially affects the field of eContent development. This skills shortage could be overcome by facilitating the employability of eContent development practitioners across European Union member states. However, this is hampered by the lack of transparency and comparability of qualifications for these professions at European level, due to the great diversity of vocational training systems across Europe.

Currently, the vocational training for eContent developers varies exceedingly between the EU member states in duration, content and complexity. Hence eContent developers across Europe show very different competences and skills profiles, although they often hold quite similar job or qualification titles.

The main objectives of EQF-Code are:

to analyse the current qualification profiles available in the field of eContent development;
to refer the qualification profiles to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the eCompetences Framework (eCF);
to determine comprehensive European qualification profiles for eContent developers;
to develop reference material for entreprises and guidelines for training institutions with regard to the eContent development professions.

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The EQF Code project project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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