National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”
ITArts is an independent Ukrainian educational project to bring IT to those who have none background technical knowledge and have concentrated their scientific search in arts field. This project will be conducted as a series of master classes (workshops) divided by subjects critical to understand IT. Each master class will be taught by different lecturer – specialist in the specified field. There is no future without knowledge in information technology and we want to help everyone to learn!
The state of education in IT requires expansion and improvement - today anyone can find professional trainings for specialists in information technology in Ukraine and in Europe, but how can we get the basic knowledge for everyday use at work or school to further our development as a personality and implementation in real life? The solution for this problem in modern Ukraine is completely absent.
ITArts is aimed to disseminate knowledge about information technology among all interested non-specialists who do not have basic knowledge of technical kind, but seeking to learn more about the industry, to learn to work in the information environment.
First of all, we are organizing and conducting offline workshops. We are planning 10 workshops (1-2 times per week for 1,5-3 hours depending on subject) on a different subjects related to IT (operating systems, web technologies, social networks, cloud technologies etc.). On a project’s website we are providing online part of the project with tasks and information for deepening and assimilation of acquired skills as tests, creative exercises and other materials, and is intended to help assimilate gained in workshops and master classes.
Based on the ITArts’ materials we are planning to make massive open online course to spread knowledge and ideas firstly in all part of Ukraine and in future in Europe.
We are doing it for anyone who hasn’t got basic or professional technical education and for anyone who wants to deepen his or her knowledge on the IT subjects. We are aiming to provide access to ITArts content all over Ukraine and all over Europe in future.
After careful analysis we come to a conclusion that there is no educational project of such kind in Ukraine and in Europe as well. We have unique course program and approach, strong team and blended learning technologies to make our project happen. Our main intention to create such educational environment that can be further adopted in any European countries and will be open to anyone who is straggling for knowledge in constantly changing information society.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Teaching staff – 15 lecturers – 18 000 €. Project staff – 3 team members (900 € per person), designer for web site (300 €), webplatform development for workshops and MOOC implementation (1200 €) – 4 200 €. Technical equipment – web server (1 800 €), web hosting (1080 €), video equipment (4 000 €), audio equipment (2 000 €), computers for workshops (20 computers, 700 € each), website technical support (50 € per month – 900 €), Internet connect (360 €), wi-fi routers (120 €) - 24 260 €.