Knowledge Innovation Centre – KIC
The Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and the knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with several stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalization. KIC also offers a full range of project management services, from bid-conceptualization and writing, to lifecycle management and final reporting. KIC has access to consultants specialized in ICT-process integration, education & healthcare policies, innovation management, and youth policy. Last but not least KIC’s outreach services encompass both technological and person-to-person services.
KIC is a partner specialised in knowledge transfer of educational policy projects. As such, it servesas a technical-support partner for all matters linked to web-development and design, as a community coordinator for social activities, and as a communications consultant for all dissemination and exploitation-linked activities. The Centre has provided dissemination & exploitation services to around 10 Erasmus and Erasmus+ projects in recent years, including PHExcel, Beehives, IDEAS, PASCL, OEPass and MicroHE to name a few. In each case, it specialises in translating project results into digestible outputs and getting them into the hands of the appropriate target groups be they students, educational researchers, institutional leaders or policy makers.
Why we are participating in the project
Amongst other sectoral activities and relevant expert consultations KIC has been putting great effort in projects that focus on increasing the accessibility to higher education and portability of (open) learning credentials (OEPass and MicroHE), and on connecting the worlds of policy making, education and work (PROCSEE). KIC’s involvement in their past and current projects contribute directly to the advancement of the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process and to increasing the transparency and quality assurance of educational services. KIC also always pays attention to sustaining and further developing products and services of their former work and collaborate with, inspire, and be inspired by, sister EU projects to the benefit of the wider European educational community. Because the project will build on the results and lessons of OEPass and MicroHE, and also rely on collaboration with an extended community of practice whose members have been collaborators of KIC for years, the Centre’s involvement in the project will be pivotal.
Our role in the project
KIC will be responsible for :
- Leading activities conducting to the realization of the Self-Assessment and Recommendation Tools for Digital Education
- Monitoring of progress of those activitis against deadlines
- Leading dissemination activities
- Dissemination of the EdDICo project results (regionally, nationally and internationally)
Anthony F. Camilleri
Anthony’s expertise are Quality Assurance processes and knowledge transfer of research. Within Quality Assurance he has given training on techniques for peer-review to quality assurance agencies around Europe, and contributed to the UNIQUe and ECBCheck guidelines on quality assurance of e-learning. With respect to knowledge transfer, he has worked with several associations to better describe their research outcomes through their communication channels, included through improved and more targeted web presence, better social media handling and production of final publications, including most recently OERTest and EQUNET. He has also developed a methodology for improving impact measurement of dissemination and exploitation activities within EU projects. Mr. Camilleri was previously engaged as Quality Services Manager for EFQUEL, where he was responsible for coordination of projects linked to OER including OERTest and VMPass.
Ildiko has worked in the field of open & distance education and e-learning since 1998, accumulating particularly significant experience in the management of EU co-funded projects. She enjoys collaborating with project partners across borders, cultures and various educational and training sectors and is passionate about making a contribution to the widespread practical application of technology in education and learning. In her former positions at EDEN (1998-2016) and ICWE (2017) Ildiko also took care of the planning, implementation and assessment of dissemination and exploitation activities within EU projects and international conferences, using traditional communication tools and social media.
Carmen L. Padrón-Nápoles
Carmen has got a degree in Computer Engineering from Superior Polytechnic Institute José A. Echeverría, Havana, Cuba and Ph. D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence applied to eLearning) from the University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
She has more than 15 years of research, development and innovation experience related to technological support for education and learning in areas like Game-based learning, Personalization, Learning Analytics, Usability and Formal models for knowledge representation and Emerging technologies deployment impact on learning practices. She worked in ATOS Research and Innovation as Head of the User Experience Research Line and Manager of the Technology Enhanced Learning Area, leading research activities and managing EU co-funded projects until May 2018.