EQF-CODE releases final European Specialist Profiles of eContent development professions

The EQF-CODE Leonardo project released a set of European Specialist Profiles for 5 eContent professions:

  • web designer
  • web content / multimedia developer
  • digital animator / 2D-3D specialist
  • webmaster
  • web content manager

The profiles can be downloaded here.

The main objectives of the EQF Code initiative was to bring more transparency and comparability into e-Content development qualifications at European level. In order to achieve this goal, the project had to work with the IT-specific e-Competence Framework (eCF) and the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

Reference Material on the Methodology used in the project and Guidelines for the development of training curricula on eContent professions are also available for download on the project’s website.

Comments from interested parties are welcome!

EQF-Code Final Conference 19 March 2010 in Köln

The Final Conference of the EQF Code project – Transferring and applying the instruments European Qualification Framework and e-Competence Framework to Multimedia professions in the field of Content Development – will be held in Cologne, Germany on 18 March 2010. In close proximity to DIDACTA 2010, the conference will provide information on e-content development professions, their skills and competences, and present the methodology how to relate to the European Qualifications Framework for Europe-wide application.
Have a look at the AGENDA.

Who should attend? All interested in the labour market, new opportunities through new professions, Training institutions, companies in search of skilled e-content staff and, and, and…


Mid-term EQF-Code project results to be promoted in November 2009

Albeit the partnership is busy working on various project tasks such as the European expert profiles to provide solid localized Reference Document and Training Guide / Handbook for vocational institutes, employers and employees respectively, offering them recommendations on how to transfer and apply instruments of European Qualification Framework and e-Competence Framework to multimedia professions, some work-in-progress project results will be already disseminated and possibly debated on two Hungarian events already in November.

These relatively early dissemination activities will help us gather valuable feedback that could increase the usability and quality of peoject results.

One of these events will be the yearly DAT Conference organized by MATISZ, this time on 10 November, 2009 in Budapest. At this event, the « Visible Hungary » Initiative will be introduced, that covers usability topics of the EQF-Code project, among others. The following roundtable discussion will also come around the VET aspects of the Digital Hungary development possibilities.

The other important dissemination possibility is at the X. eLearning Forum on 11 November, where all the relevant Hungarian educational representatives will participate (including the gremium planning/working on the National Qualification Profile), and a specific section is dedicated to higher- and vocational education topics as well.

European expert profiles for content development professions discussed

The third project meeting of the EQF-Code project consortium, with partners and experts from eight different countries, took place in Vevey, Switzerland, on 9 October 2009.

On this occasion, the partners discussed a first draft of European expert profiles – Web Designer, Web Content Developer, Digital Animator – 2D/3D-Specialists, Web Master and Web Content Manager – and linked them to the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

These expert profiles will be the basis for a set of European recommendations for future trainings in content development professions. The final recommendations will be published by the end of the 18 month project in March 2010, on the occasion of a final workshop.

3rd EQF-Code meeting to take place in Vevey, Switzerland

The 3rd EQF-Code partner meeting will take place on 9 October 2009 in Vevey, Switzerland, and will be hosted by SwissMedia, the Swiss IT- and Multimedia Association, with the support of the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER).

This meeting will offer the opportunity for the partners of the EQF-Code consortium to review the progress made as well as discuss the next steps to be taken.

The day before the meeting starts, the partners will have the opportunity to visit ITU Telecom World that takes place in Geneva, 5-9 October 2009.

EQF-Code meeting in Goettingen, 2 March 2009

The EQF Code team will meet again on 2 March 2009 in Göttingen, Germany. The meeting will discuss work progress so far, define tasks to be performed in the near future and will discuss quality criteria for project results. Subsequent to the meeting, EQF Code will be promoted at the « European Seals of e-Excellence » award ceremony at CEBIT, Hanover.