Blending academic and entrepreneurial knowledge in technology enhanced learning

The wider objective of this project is to foster partnerships between higher education (HE) institutions and enterprises by blending academic and entrepreneurial knowledge within BAEKTEL, an OER (Open Educational Resources) network, where course materials by HE institutions and best practice examples by enterprise experts will be published in different languages, ultimately promoting the concepts of life-long learning and virtual mobility.

As a consequence of rapid technological development in some areas, academic curricula for students in such areas become rather quickly outdated in some of their features. One possibility to integrate the newly generated knowledge generated by technological development into academic programs would be to renew the curricula in ever shortening intervals, which is increasingly harder to achieve due to procedural reasons. Thus often knowledge offered by academic programs lags after expert knowledge available in large enterprises. Current information technology offers another, alternative approach to solving this problem, namely by blending academic and entrepreneurial knowledge within the open courseware paradigm, and what is more generally known as technology enhanced learning.

The first objective is to establish an OER framework for fostering technology enhanced learning (TEL) within HE institutions and life-long learning within enterprises in WB countries, develop and implement guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of OER according to EU practices at national level in WB beneficiary countries.

The second objective is to provide training for relevant members of HE institutions and enterprises responsible for production of OER materials by qualified OER trainers. The BAEKTEL network will be initially populated by resources from the domains of ICT, geoinformatics, mining and environmental protection.

The third objective is to produce course materials in various languages, both in video and audio format and in written form as parallel (multilingual) corpora of lessons and texts, supported by electronic terminological resources, services, and functionalities for searching and browsing of terminological resources and using them for text annotation

National and/or Regional Priorities

  • Multi-country projects targeting more than one partner country and addressing the regional priorities of all the partner countries involved
  • Strengthening the links between higher education and society
  • Applications that involve enterprises

Priority/ies mentioned above in relation to the concerned partner country/ies

The project involves six universities, both state-owned and private, from three regional countries, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, and two large local enterprises, one from Serbia and one from Bosnia and Herzegovina. By fostering the exchange of academic knowledge from universities and expert knowledge from enterprises, the project strengthens the links between academia and both industry and society at large.


Project type
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
December 2013 - November 2016

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on April 4, 2016
Modified on April 20, 2016