Nowadays, modern software applications run often both on personal computers and mobile devices. One approach to get that, is to build a standalone web application which contains everything, developing it with responsive design. On this way, a browser can show this web application, and this browser can be launched on PC or mobile device. Another approach is to develop separately a web application to be viewed by a browser in a desktop computer, and a so called app which targets mobile devices. The first approach can be faster at the development phase, but not so efficient at the user experience level. The second approach is opposite: slower at the development phase but faster and efficient when running the application. For this project the second approach has been chosen. Anyway, modern software applications used to have a so called API REST to expose data to work with. This API conforms an independent layer. From this point, all the applications can be implemented and connected cleanly to this API. The core contains this API and some other auxiliary methods.
Web platform (or application) is built on top of the core. As mentioned, this piece of software is designed to run on a browser, mainly over personal computers. It can be displayed also on mobile devices browsers though.
This output will generate the code and a cross browser web application being careful with user interface and conforming to the style guides for all the cross-plattform applications. Due to this, this output includes aspects such as web design, web publishing, web programming, and database management.
The source code will be stored in a GitHub project, the “de facto” standard for software repositories.
Talented Europe web platform will be created using the software architectural pattern Model‚ View, Controller (MVC). It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user.
There will be a login/registration section, in the same way as traditional sites. Once logged into, a contextual side menu is presented to the user, in order to select the desired action. Depending on the profile of the logged user (administrator, students or institution) several options will be displayed. Quick access to select the institution, search students or sort results are available as options within the main section. Once a student or institution is selected, the contact data is shown in order to reach it.
On one hand, partners involved in this project represent different educational levels from different countries. And in the other hand, following MVC pattern, a view generate an output representation to the user. Therefore, every partner will participate during the development of views for the web platform. This process will be coordinated by CIFP César Manrique.
Testing Core will help to find bugs and to determine compliance with performance goals and and requirements, and/or collect other performance-related data to help us make informed decisions related to the overall quality of Talented Europe web applications. So testing process will include the following tips:
– Ensure browser compatibility.
– Make sure that mandatory fields are given data in forms.
– Check for time outs and field widths.
– Be sure that proper control is used to feed data.
Moreover, because web applications vary so greatly, teams might perform some additional testing, such as:
– Security, Performance, Load and Stress, HTML/CSS validation, Programming validation, Accessibility,Usability and Cross-browser among others.
Testing will be done not only by partners involve in this project. Every organization that will be involved (by recruitment actions) could test the Web Platform so it will give a feed back that make more usable and efficent the application. On top of that, the web platform will be translated into a full, interactive online version for students of the participating high educational centers, and an open source version, available for all who are interested in the subject. A professional project website and official cooperation agreements will support and stimulate the growing network of high educactional centers and companies, committing themselves to the goal of creating a European talented educational area.
Talented Europe was showed at IES Domingo Pérez Minik on 15th February. Eduardo del Reguero (professor of the Department of Information Technology and Communications at CIFP César Manrique) explained the platform in the main saloon of the high school. Professors and students of seven groups attended. They are studying studies like CFGM of Microcomputer Systems, CFGS of Computer Systems and Networks Administration and the CFGM of Multiplatform Applications Development.
We really appreciate the opportunity provided to show the platform. Talented Europe team thanks to professor Francisco Vargas to organize this event.
IES Domingo Pérez Minik collaborates as academic institution into Talented Europe.
We hope it will be useful for vocational training students of IES Domingo Pérez Minik! We hope to see them at Talented Europe.
Talented Europe project publishes, under a free distribution license, the main document of analysis of the project and multiplatform applications. This document describes and develops the different phases of analysis and design, starting from a market study and going through the different stages of design, development and testing of the applications. It is an indispensable tool both for the development of the project, already in its final phase, and for future sustainability and maintenance. Its main sections are: System Definitions, Requirements Specifications, Data Model Specifications and Testing plan. It is available online at the URL https://bit.ly/2NqlcRa.
Finally, there are able manuals in all languages for the different roles of the Web app on http://talentedeurope.eu. Links to get them are under Manual (see footer links).
At the same time, we have been working on other intellectual output, the Mobile apps (Android & iOS). For now, we have attached the apk file (typical file for Android apps) in these post. You can download it from here.
To install it on an Android device you need to following the next steps (depend of your device):
Navigate to Setting > Security
Check the option “Unknown sources”.
Tap OK on the prompt message.
Download file apk (attached in this email)
Soon it is going to be able on Play Store . Meanwhile we are working on the oficial process to publish the app on App Store (iOS) .
The Erasmus+ KA2 project Talented Europewas showed in ExpoACEMEC conference, “Sharing Successful Practices” which was organised by the Alliance of Educational Centers for Continuous Improvement (ACEMEC) and held in Gran Canaria (IES Felo Monzón Grau-Bassas) and Tenerife (IES Virgen de la Candelaria) on May 11 and 12, 2017. Talented Europe was presented by Héctor Barrios Barrera, an Erasmus+ coordinator for Higher Education at CIFP César Manrique. This conferences has been the first ExpoACEMEC celebrated.
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This scene was ideal to disseminate this Erasmus+ KA2 project at regional level and apply to all educational centers and regional institutions that attended to the conferences are invited to register on the Web application so as to facilitate a contact between their talented students and companies.
On April 6, 2017 was organised in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Talented Europe multiplier event that was aimed at disseminating and publicizing the project ‘Erasmus+ 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016176’ and also to share the intellectual outputs of the project with a wider audience was. The Multiplier event dubbed ‘Talented Europe Tenerife’ was hosted and organised by CIFP Cesar Manrique and IES Puerto de la Cruz at the Auditorium of Tenerife “Adan Martin”. All the partners involved into the said project were attending this event. We are here talking about: European Projects Association – EPA, IES Puerto de la Cruz, Technical University of Košice and the University of Bedfordshire.
The 4th transnational meeting for the Talented Europe project (Erasmus+ 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016176) was held at the Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional (CIFP) César Manrique in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain on the 4th and 5th April, 2017.
The main objective of the meeting was to review undertakings and to develop strategies for the next phase of the on-going Talented Europe project, an Erasmus Plus sponsored project which aims at connecting students to employers across Europe with endorsement of their universities and increasing their employability opportunities.
Do you know students who desire to join the labor market?
Do you need young people with #talent in your company?
If YES, then;
We invite you to the event: #talentedeuropeTF where we will carry out a presentation on the Talented Europe application on Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In order to know if we get to show the idea of the project Talented Europe with the web design created for the landing page we create some days ago two usability 5 seconds tests using the online tool offer by UsabilityHub.
We would like to show in this post the results for 5 seconds UX (user experience) tests done.
The usability 5 secondstest is a simple technique for a quick understanding whether our pages are effectively communicating our ideas. It is about identifying if a main focus at the interface level is designed for each screen. It is based on the principle of answering three questions during the first 5 seconds of the visitor’s view of the page.
Where is this test?
You can find the test on the following link for Talented Europe homepage:
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