HELP Learning programme

O3 Intellectual Output: HELP Learning Material Development for medical English in Higher Education

What have we produced for you?

This output is the core of the project - HELP learning content (media-based) for formal, non-formal and informal study for healthcare students and professionals. The content has been prepared for different formats allowing highest possible flexibility of learning access:

  • printed versions with media support for “traditional” classroom environment, supported by the teacher;
  • content stored and available on the HELP learning platform for collective and individual learning in and outside formal settings;
  • content available for individual informal study on mobile devices.

We brought together an international interdisciplinary staff to create the programme. The international team was composed of language teachers, linguists, pedagogues, medical doctors and software engineers from seven countries. They were aware of the gaps in the provision of high standard foreign language and intercultural training in Higher Education that prepare students for professional life.  Similar didactical design was used for the modules of the learning programme. Authors brought in a real treasure, a European Perspective of various didactical approaches – different national “handwritings”. Thanks to funding from the EU we could create a product of successful European cooperation and with a European perspective. The learning material is licensed under Creative Commons licences (open licenses), Apps included, to make HELP results a free, flexible, modular and high quality learning tool to support further development of Higher Education and VET.

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20 learning modules have been created. They are available in the on-line learning platform here and in also in downloadable PDF versions.  Here is a small preview of the content:

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HELP has been funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme and  addresses two political priorities of the EU: ICT and Open Source usage and Multilingualism by using ICT to modernise European Union Higher Education and strengthen quality mobility and cross-border cooperation. The key aspects are internationalisation, promotion of labour market integration and enhancing competitiveness in the healthcare industry.

HELP allows Higher Education institutions to be open to more flexible learning and to introduce more access routes. It also allows more flexibility of higher education studies focused on both, the labour market and the wider society.