Yabda follows a waterfall methodology for the desing and customization (WP1), set-up (WP2) and mainstreaming (WP3) of the Yabda ecosystem.
In WP1 common excellence standards based on international best practices, gap analyses and exchange of experiences will be agreed and customized institutional roadmaps will be developed. Also, the core teams for Yabda implementation in partner universities: the Yabda Enterprise teams will be formed and trained. The training methodology will be based on the findings of the Gap analyses to develop innovative and flexible techniques that respond to specific education needs and promote collaborative learning, leaving room for learners to share and create. Multimedia resources will be used, including video and interactive presentations. The value of peer feedback will be promoted.
In WP2 one ‘Yabda Entrepreneurship Centre’ will be established in each partner University, except from UCA. Their operation will be based upon the knowledge transferred to the Yabda Enterprise teams during the previous WP. The teams will cooperate with the EU Yabda partners for the preparation of an online, flexible and personalized Yabda Guide that will provide faculty staff and students with the practical information they need for building their own enterprise. The teams will also organize and deliver training workshops to faculty and administrative staff for the creation of a pool of experts that can assist with entrepreneurial teaching and support. Finally, they will design and build the Yabda Hubs and Communities.
WP3 will capitalize previous activities and experiences for mainstreaming Yabda in Partner Universities. This will be achieved by:
Two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC), one for entrepreneurship trainers and one for trainees that will contain the teaching and assessment material developed throughout the project. They will promote collaborative learning and contain a ‘practice area’ for sharing entrepreneurial ideas.
Three horizontal WPs guarantee the projects’ quality and evaluation, dissemination and exploitation, management and coordination.