L-Cloud is an Erasmus+ Key Section 2 project in the field of Strategic Partnerships for school education. Cloud System adoption in education remains fragmented because while Cloud Computing offers many advantages, decision makers are largely unaware of the potential benefits for learning, teaching, administration and management. Therefore, training and support systems are needed to help educators, keep up to date with the rapidly changing Cloud Computing system environment. Leadership is also needed for pedagogical change, otherwise educators will continue the paradox of using new technological tools with old teaching methods. The need for the development of the L-Cloud proposed project has derived partly from the results of the project SoC (School on the Cloud – connecting education to the Cloud for digital citizenship network) which explored how education should respond to Cloud Computing developments and how Cloud-based services can be used to improve the quality of education and transform the way schools are led and managed. The SoC project has demonstrated that leadership for change is needed. The main issue today is no longer access to technology, but the capability to establish meaningful leadership for Cloud-based learning, teaching and administration as a sustainable basis for the evolution of Education.
Outcomes of interest
L-Cloud is designed to promote the leadership for change and will produce the following main outputs:
– Developing Guidelines for Skills and Competences for Adaptive Education Cloud Leaders
– Developing a Qualification Framework for Education Cloud Leaders based on Skills and Competence. This process includes the definition and validation of the competence framework as well as the definition of an International Professional Certification Programme.
– Designing a course for developing adaptive education cloud leaders