LEXSHA: New learning environment for Very Small Enterprises: learning, exploring and sharing

Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project for Development of Innovation
"LEXSHA: New learning environment for Very Small Enterprises: learning, exploring and sharing"
Project duration: 24 months (2014.01-2015.12)
Project No.: 539110-LLP-1-2013-1-FR-LEONARDO-LMP
The specific project aim - to develop a user-friendly environment for training VSE, while enhancing collaboration and knowledge exchange among the participants.
Overall aim – to leverage the acquisition of ICT and Communication skills by VSE professionals with the purpose of enhancing processes of knowledge sharing in a peer learning approach.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To design and evaluate an innovative sustainable model, supported by an e-platform, on how to identify own competences, produce experienced-based digital contents and share knowledge
  • To create the conditions for a multiplication of the results by empowering VSE in peer learning
  • To efficiently integrate the benefits of ICT tools and Communication skills in the vocational training system
  • To design and apply a valorisation plan that generates a European dimension for the developed model.


  • Blended learning environment, oriented towards VSEs
  • Created collection of independent modules each responding to the needs of just-in-time training (essential to have motivated VSE participating in training)
  • Developing a new learning environment for VSE based in ICT tools, exploring mobile learning
  • Designing short e-contents, with a narrow scope, mostly based on multimedia, using visual aspects (video) or audio (for listening when driving, for instance), for the acquisition of ICT and Communication specific skills
  • Proposing the integration of ECVET credits to the training program proposed
  • Establishing Virtual Community of Practice for sharing knowledge to be led by VSE professionals​

Target groups:

  • The main target group are entrepreneurs and employees from Very Small Enterprises (VSE)
The beneficiaries are: vocational training institutions, enterprise related organizations, enterprise related trainers and consultants, VSE professionals.

Project partners:

  • Universite Bordeaux 1(UB1)
  • Virtual Campus, Lda (VC)
  • Exponential Training & Assessment Ltd (ETA)
  • Stichting Business Development Friesland (BDF)
  • ISM University of Management and Economics (ISM)
  • Best Cybernetics (BCYBER)
  • August Horch Akademie GmbH (AHA)
More information about the project - 
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.