Minutes from the First meeting of the
Steering Committee of the Project
Building Bridges over Borders by Using ICT and PBL
Macedonia, November 13 and 14, 2001
International Education and Resource Network - Macedonia - iEARN
Technical School -
Hurry T. Fultz, Albania
the project proposal
in order to update implementation plan in the
timeframe determined in the contract with UNESCO.
outcomes - It was decided that bullets in project proposal in this
item should be changed into:
train 4+1 (country coordinator) trainers and staff per IEC in
Albania - main aspect of this point is that people should meet and
agree how they can cooperate better (more to meet each-other than to
train them). Meeting date is set for 28-29. 11. 2001 and place
should be decided later.
train 10 adults and 20 young people per country how to use ICT and how
to participate in on-line collaborative projects (this should be
done on the meeting which is mentioned before)
identify at least 2 on-line collaborative projects in which youth
from both countries will be participating in (themes like: night
life, alcohol, drugs, love, etc., but not too much items in order
not to have too few contribution or almost no discussion)
points of the expected outcomes are taken as they are proposed.
in Albania. Harry T. Fultz have guards (they are paying a lot for
private insurance companies). So, they have to give some kind of
a document, because they are not going to insure the equipment,
because it is “already” insured, and the money for that purposes
are going to be dedicated to something else.
- Donation, or
- Re-exported to
Albania from Macedonia (depends of the taxes)
Albanian partner should
explore about possible ways of delivery and give immediate
about local taxes for computer equipment, and what will be the costs for
receiving donation from Macedonia. In both cases Albanian partner should
prepare documentation for quick customs clearance and transportation to
where equipment will be installed.
3. Technical personal
T. Fultz have a satellite connection to Internet
T. Fultz need to explore and provide/give a document for the ISDN
prices for 64 kbit/s, or 128 kbit/s.
sides should explore about the prices for training of 2 people
are going to find their needs of the trainings (for ICT etc.).
Training - it will be contracted.
holidays in Albania are: December 24 January 06.
holidays in Macedonia are: January 01 January 13.
activities are in the Timeframe (Appendix B). At this point 3 dates
in the calendar are:
28, 29, ’01 meeting of the teams in order to develop joint project
and to develop joint action plan. When working on action plan
need to keep in
mind winter holidays and other fixed dates. Albanian
partner should explore
prices for accommodation and food, and visa.
collaborative project work should start no later than December 10,
exchange of students and staff should be done in the second week on
January. Suggested dates for first exchange are January 11-14, ’02
exchange depends on involvement of Bulgarian partner.
sides should economize as much as possible, especially at the
T. Fultz supposes to check how much is the visa for Macedonian
who travel to Albania (in opposite direction it costs 5 US$).
sides should have evidence of monthly gross incomes for the
the Steering Committee and other project staff of the
evaluation - both sides should find some institution, which is
going to make external evaluation (the costs requested by this
D.b. Promotional materials - for the beginning 1000 leaflets in
Macedonian, Albanian and English (Jove will prepare the text in
English and he’s going to send
it to the Albanian side to correct
it and to send the Albanian language version back.)
- one of the key
factors of showing results and presenting outcomes
prepared text for reporting outline of the project was looked
(developed by Jove
and attached to minutes) from point to point.
Each point was discussed in order to
work on reporting from the very
beginning due to time constraints.
the meeting of 2 teams of the project (end of November),
questionnaires for the evaluation of the project need to be
developed. There should be questionnaires for students, teachers,
administration/management, parents, and interested individuals.
These questionnaires should be of so-called closed type - question
is followed by alternatives. Person should only mark one of the
offered options. Also, during each training session, exchange,
meeting or gathering of any type we need to have
feedback forms that
will ask about the event itself, but also ask participants about
their attitude towards the project idea, the outcomes of the
project, and why this initiative is different from the other
projects? (What is the added value here, what
is its impact?).
These testimonies, stories, statements should be used for promotion,
presentation, web, reports and other purposes.
About this point in reporting outline was said that different open
should be opened and that suppose to be on the Web. (see
outlines of training sessions - which are their visions, what they
think about different open themes etc.
of sustainability plans was stressed.
and successes. Jove
should to send to the Albanian partner rules for making successful
Web site, if they need them. Albanian partner need to detect whether
training is needed or not?
Short name for the project:
BUILDING BRIDGES OVER
for the evaluation of the project need to be developed. There
be questionnaires for students, teachers, administration/management,
parents, and interested individuals. These questionnaires should be
closed type question is followed by alternatives.
Person should only mark one of
the offered options. Also, during
each training session, exchange, meeting or
gathering of any type we
need to have feedback forms that will ask about the
but also ask participants about their attitude towards the project
the outcomes of the project, and why this initiative is
different from the other
projects? (What is the added value here,
what is its impact?). These testimonies, stories, statements
should be used for promotion, presentation, web, reports and
External evaluators should be hired.
these outcomes, and success stories, testimonies should be published
the web. Statistics related to the impact should be on the web