VINA Database

Vina database is ready to help users that are looking for information, projects and their outcomes, European and international organizations, and tools around validation of informal and non formal education.

Our consortium has designed the database according to the recommendations of tool categorization of Cedefop (agency that helps European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop the right European VET policies) talking into account the phases of validation, areas of interest and our target groups.

Another important element of the database is the mechanism for adding new tools/entries and also the possibility of translating any tools/entries in any language. These features allow us to expand the database fast, though collaborations with individuals and public and private organizations. These collaborations of course will continue to develop in the following years allowing to exploit the possibilities of the database to the highest level.

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Recognition Opportunities Tendency Analyzer (R.O.T.A.)

In the same area that we maintain the database website , we have also developed a “Recognition Opportunities Tendency Analyzer” (R.O.T.A.) mechanism. This mechanism uses a special algorithm assigned to each tool and evaluates them according to the visits of the single tools in collaboration with the searches in the database.

The results are displayed in a table and also in a graphic format.The table lists the main tools that reported the most visits and searches in the database and the chart shows the tools with the major index number.

At R.O.T.A page we include additional statistical mechanisms concerning the tools we keep in the database. These are the country of origin of the users, the visits from computer or from mobile phones or tablets, the types of Operating Systems etc. These information help to extract additional conclusions of the preferences of tools, discover tendencies of the users and a few information about the profile of the users that use our database.

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