Preparation for the development:
information collection and analysis of the local needs

Preparation for the development: information collection and analysis of the local needs

Tasks

– Collecting needs, and discussing need analysis for courses and reporting.
– Present the overall e-learning situation at the partner universities.
– Deciding communication channels.
– Designing the course contents according to the needs.
– Organizing course development groups and assigning a coordinator for each group.
– Needs analysis for iMSEP and reporting.
– Deciding on iMSEP functionalities.
– Purchasing equipment for partner university laboratories.
– Purchasing equipment for e-learning systems.

Description

The aim of this Working package is to realize local needs in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to be considered for the development of courses and the development of iMSEP. Ministries and organizations involved in environmental protection and disaster risk management will be visited and interviewed by the regional partners.
Major environmental issues and major disasters in the countries will be studied. Level of awareness about SIST and the level of usage will also be studied. The quality of available spatial data, issues for management and sharing the data will be investigated. Requirements for iMSEP in terms of functionality and interface will also be asked for.

The results of the “needs analysis” will be presented to the partners of the project. Based on that, content of the course materials will be defined. Course development groups (from partner and participant universities) will be created and course development tasks will be distributed, equally. Deadlines will be set for the development procedure by the steering committee. Each development group will be coordinated by a participant university. Details such as the amount of theoretical and practical tasks for the courses, source of information, and number of example cases will be discussed and agreed in the development groups.
In parallel partner universities from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will buy required equipment for laboratories and e-learning education.

Related assumptions and risks

– Detailed information about the current status in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as well as the needs required for the design of courses and the design of the internet-based information Management System for Environmental Protection and disaster risk management (iMSEP).
– Partner universities need to buy required equipment, including server, computers, software, etc. to be able to run the courses.
– Equipment is required for setting up and running an e-learning system.
Risks:
– Information collection and needs analysis may be slow because of bureaucratic challenges, e.g. waiting for permissions. These may be solved by providing better communications and high level of commitment and cooperation with national authorities. We have also considered enough time to be able to do the tasks with a good quality.
– Problem with transferring money to the partner universities due to unpredicted (e.g. political) reasons.

Tasks

– Collecting needs, and discussing need analysis for courses and reporting.
– Present the overall e-learning situation at the partner universities.
– Deciding communication channels.
– Designing the course contents according to the needs.
– Organizing course development groups and assigning a coordinator for each group.
– Needs analysis for iMSEP and reporting.
– Deciding on iMSEP functionalities.
– Purchasing equipment for partner university laboratories.
– Purchasing equipment for e-learning systems.

Description

The aim of this Working package is to realize local needs in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to be considered for the development of courses and the development of iMSEP. Ministries and organizations involved in environmental protection and disaster risk management will be visited and interviewed by the regional partners.
Major environmental issues and major disasters in the countries will be studied. Level of awareness about SIST and the level of usage will also be studied. The quality of available spatial data, issues for management and sharing the data will be investigated. Requirements for iMSEP in terms of functionality and interface will also be asked for.

The results of the “needs analysis” will be presented to the partners of the project. Based on that, content of the course materials will be defined. Course development groups (from partner and participant universities) will be created and course development tasks will be distributed, equally. Deadlines will be set for the development procedure by the steering committee. Each development group will be coordinated by a participant university. Details such as the amount of theoretical and practical tasks for the courses, source of information, and number of example cases will be discussed and agreed in the development groups.
In parallel partner universities from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will buy required equipment for laboratories and e-learning education.

Related assumptions and risks

– Detailed information about the current status in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as well as the needs required for the design of courses and the design of the internet-based information Management System for Environmental Protection and disaster risk management (iMSEP).
– Partner universities need to buy required equipment, including server, computers, software, etc. to be able to run the courses.
– Equipment is required for setting up and running an e-learning system.
Risks:
– Information collection and needs analysis may be slow because of bureaucratic challenges, e.g. waiting for permissions. These may be solved by providing better communications and high level of commitment and cooperation with national authorities. We have also considered enough time to be able to do the tasks with a good quality.
– Problem with transferring money to the partner universities due to unpredicted (e.g. political) reasons.

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