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.
The University of Bedfordshire hosted the third transnational meeting for the Talented Europe project on 2nd and 3rd November 2016.
For 2 days, the protagonists of TE had the occasion to discuss the major points of the project: review its evolution and strategies, the dissemination plan and the agenda of the upcoming period.
You are invited to the Talented Europe Roadshow on 4th November at the University of Bedfordshire and have the opportunity to test and influence the design of a free job dating App.
The Business School at the University of Bedfordshire is the UK partner for an EU-funded Erasmus Plus project ‘Talented Europe’ with the aim of developing a free phone app linking employers and top students and graduates across Europe for career jobs or internships. University and college tutors are also key stakeholders in that academic tutors can verify the quality of each student/graduate before admission to the Talented Europe database.
The 5th and 6th May 2016, took place in Brussels the second Transnational meeting of Talented Europe.
The said meeting was hosted by the European Projects Association in its different offices. All the other partners were attending: CIFP Cesar Manrique-Alumnos, IES Puerto de la Cruz, Technical University of Košice and the University of Bedfordshire.
During this meeting, the partners have been debating on the project’s evolution, the first approach of the web application, the Dissemination plan and Social Networks strategies and other key points of the above project. This has enabled them to review and re-adapt their strategies in order to ensure the maximum performance of Talented Europe.
On the 17th of February 2016, we publish a report on our online meeting between three of the project’s partners: CIFP Cesar Manrique-Alumnos, IES Puerto de la Cruz and the European Projects Association (EPA). This online meeting had as purpose to debate on the logo and video created by the European Projects Association (EPA).
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