The DEVELOP project is subdivided into seven different work packages in order to ensure effective coordination and a smooth run of the project activities. The diverse work packages contain comprehensive and cross-functional tasks, namely “Project Management”, “Requirements and Design”, “Social Network Analysis and AI Planning”, “Data Privacy and Ethics”, “Personalised Learning Environment”, “Evaluation and Validation” and “Dissemination and Exploitation”, which is led by a specific consortium member.
The objectives and tasks of each work package are described below.
The coordinating institution Trinity College Dublin leads work package 1 and is responsible for the overall management and coordination of all activities in the project. This comprises, firstly, to ensure that the partners work together narrowly and effectively across Europe. Secondly, to guarantee that the project meets its contractual commitments like the creation of deliverables, quality of scientific documents, etc. Thirdly it is to facilitate the scientific and research success of the project through careful monitoring of progress, management of resources, and coordination of activities.
Work package 2 is led by Tracoin Quality BV, aiming at gathering stakeholder requirements for the pedagogical (WP2, WP5), technical (WP2, WP3, WP5), social & ethical (WP4), evaluation (WP6), and commercial use (WP7) of DEVELOP technologies. Furthermore, the tasks within WP2 include the design and development of a framework for the assessment of transversal skills using game-based assessment, social network analysis and self-reporting tools. The partners involved in WP2 will also design and develop a competency management system to process, store, and analyse the results of competency assessments.
The Queen’s University of Belfast is in charge of the work package 3, where they pursue the goal to develop novel machine learning techniques in order to analyse workplace social networking data to assess social capital. The partners involved in WP3 will develop data extraction algorithms to tap into diverse structured and unstructured data about work social network interactions. Moreover, they will investigate key indicators strategies of social career development that are vital at different career stages. Finally, the partners will develop AI planning algorithms for the use in guiding learners towards realistic and attainable career paths.
Work package 4, led by Trilateral Research Ltd., plans to identify potential legal (privacy, data protection), social, and ethical influencing factors relevant for the DEVELOP project and software through a comprehensive impact assessment of the DEVELOP platform. Further, WP4 aims to understand how the potential positive impacts of the DEVELOP platform, and other similar platforms, can be captured or augmented, and how negative impacts can be effectively addressed. WP4 will also generate a series of good practice recommendations to assist designers and developers of ICT to produce TEL platforms, which do not have an adverse effect on legal, social and ethical dimensions.
The Trinity College Dublin is responsible for work package 5, which encompasses the development of a web-based personalised learning environment, the design of a taxonomy of learning interventions for the use in career path planning, and the design and development of novel personalised visualisations of a user’s social network, competencies, and potential career paths. In addition, the involved partners will develop mobile self-reporting tools suited to end-user needs and incorporate social network analysis, AI planning, competency management, and data privacy transparency into the learning environment.
GITP BV is in charge of the assessment and validation of the DEVELOP project results in scope of the work package 6. The involved partners will specify an evaluation methodology and a plan for the evaluation of the DEVLOP learning environment, web services, and tools. They will conduct an empirical evaluation of the DEVELOP technologies through user-trials and an internal evaluation of the project and its research strategy.
The dissemination and exploitation part of the project is led by IMC AG. Consortium partners involved in WP7 will disseminate and promote the DEVELOP results, and assure their exploitation and sustainability after the project time. They will inform stakeholders outside the consortium about the project outcomes with the aim to increase projects’ visibility in the target communities and attract stakeholders to test and use the project results. Another objective of WP7 is to establish an Associate Partner Network (APN), who will contribute to the design, test, and implementation of DEVELOP platform in real organisational settings.