25Jan2016
fourth meeting alicante

Fourth meeting of project SAMNIC

Last 3rd December, a follow-up meeting of project SAMNIC was held at the University of Alicante (UA). This meeting, organised by this institution, aimed mainly to finalise the videos that will be part of the MOOC and organise the work schedule so that the content developers of the project, which are the University of Padua, ANEC and AIJU can feed the platform for the MOOC.

Currently, the platform for this course is being developed by the partners of the European project SAMNIC, but pre-registration is available in order to be part of the potential group of users that will participate in the pilot phase of the SAMNIC MOOC before being launched.

Pre-register on www.samnicmooc.com and be part of the first group of users from different countries that will take this course.

25Jan2016

Last phase of development of SAMNIC training materials

The SAMNIC team record the videos that will be part of the first MOOC on children’s products safety

During November and December, the SAMNIC team have recorded the lessons that will be part of the video MOOC, which will be available on the platform of the course and YouTube for free.

These lessons are taught in five-minute videos approximately, which give a global vision of children’s products safety.

Want to watch the videos?

Pre-register on www.samnicmooc.com and be part of the first group of users from different countries that will take this course.

25Jan2016

The SAMNIC team create two characters to illustrate a child’s evolutionary development

Introducing Sam and Nic!

fotografia SAM y NIC

AIJU, with the collaboration of the partners of the project, have created two characters (Sam and Nic) that will be part of the SAMNIC training materials. Thanks to Sam and Nic, the student will be able to know the main milestones in a child’s life, as well as the hazards they can be exposed to during their interaction with products.

During the course, we will see Sam and Nic at different ages use different kinds of products according to their age, such as child care articles, toys intended for children under three, for children older than three, for children older than eight, playground equipment, etc.

25Jan2016

Informative seminar about SAMNIC at the University of Alicante

Next 11th February 2016, the University of Alicante will host an informative seminar about training on children’s products safety as a tool to boost employability among students.

This event, organised by AIJU and the University of Alicante, with the collaboration of the University of Padua, the European Association for the Coordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC) and the Czech Association for Toy and Play (SHH), is intended to students, undergraduates and people in search of employment.

If you are interested in attending this event, you can pre-register on http://formacion.aiju.info. Or you can contact us by phone: +34 96 555 44 75 or e-mail: formacion@aiju.info.

20Jul2015
meeting samnic project in Brusselas

Third meeting of Project SAMNIC

Progress in the definition of competencies

Last 26th May, the follow-up meeting of the Erasmus+ European project “Training on Safety Assessment and Management for New and Innovative Children’s Products” was held in Brussels (Belgium).

The meeting, organised by the European Association for the Coordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC), located in Brussels, had the main objective of defining the competencies that users will acquire throughout the course. SAMNIC MOOC aims to develop three basic competencies in students that allow them to

  1. understand the importance of safety in children’s products
  2. get to know the basics of the risk analysis process in a child use article.
  3. get to know the applicable European regulations and standards to children’s products

These specific competencies encompass, among others, the ability to evaluate technical documentation for a children’s product, the ability to identify the main hazards of a product or the ability to estimate severe risks related to the use of a children’s article, given its characteristics and the child’s behaviour and environment.

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