EduCoach – Personalised online advising for study in Europe orientation

Term / Duration

September 2012 - April 2015

Recipient

European Commission, Erasmus Mundus - Action 3

Partner(s)

ACA, AEGEE, Brenn-White Group, DEC Education, Dream Foundation, Eurodoc, GESCO, IFMSA-Jordan, StudyPortals

Description

In 2013, ACA joined StudyPortals and seven other partners in this 3.5-year project to develop and test a number of innovative tools to provide prospective students with real-time online counselling support. These tools seek to help students search and find a suitable academic programme in Europe through interactive dialogues, thus supplementing the static information otherwise available online.
Specifically, the EduCoach project will result in the following outcomes:
Online personal counselling tools
Knowledge Base
Webinars
Recruitment Guides for Universities
Targeted Online Promotion
 
ACA played a leading role in the development of the recruitment guide for universities by analysing the textual contents generated during the testing phase of the tools, as well as the lessons learnt in the operation of the tools. In preparation of the recruitment guide, a survey to universities and site visits to institutions that have been using the tools were conducted. ACA will also took part in other project activities, particularly in the initial conceptualisation of the tools and the end-of-project evaluation. At ACA, Director Bernd Wächter and Project Officer Queenie Lam-Schöch were responsible for this project.

To download a free copy of the recruitment guide, please click here: Recruitment guide

This project was carried out with the support of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Union.