PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2012-1-PT1-GRU06-12160

Building (e-)Learning Bridges

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey
  • Lithuania
  • Italy
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Instituto Piaget - Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento Humano, Integral e Ecológico, C. R. L.

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    University or higher education institution (tertiary level)

    ADDRESS

    Rua António Sérgio, Apartado 551 - SEDE:Via Jean Piaget-4410-236 Vila Nova de Gaia – Canelas, Vila Nova de Gaia

    CONTACT PERSON

    José Bronze

    Building (e-)Learning Bridges

    The e-Bridges Partnership comprised seven organisations from seven EU countries: Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, United Kingdom and Spain. Although not officially approved for funding the Spanish partner was able to attend two of the six partnership meetings and participate in discussion. The Partnership's overall aim was to create a learning environment between institutions that face similar barriers to e-learning. Its approach was to enhance the commonality of the outputs, both theoretical and practical. First, the partnership discussed and established e-Learning characteristics that are important when sharing e-learning experiences (e.g. common difficulties, innovative practices, strengths). A significant part of the work programme was then to develop a common set of guidelines for e-Learning promotion (the "e-Bridges Protocol"), along with an in-depth understanding of the barriers (and solutions) that can impact on the effectiveness of the protocol - particularly between partner countries in Europe. Second, the partnership tested the Protocol by using it with small-scale e-Learning activities. Adult e-learners were targeted in other partner countries, with an emphasis on sharing practices and results. Thus some partners promoted an e-Learning activity (a small training unit) while others identified, hosted and supported the participant e-trainees. Two testing activities were promoted, guaranteeing a European added value not only to the final achievements but also, importantly, to the common learning process itself. The protocol was enhanced by the partners’ previous experiences with e-Learning barriers, resulting in an interactive ‘blueprint’ to support and overcome them. For this partners were involved in detailed discussions, both during and between partnership meetings, to consider the nature of e-learning barriers. As a result of extensive discussion the barriers identified were grouped into three main categories: access, courseware and clients.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Italy
  • e-Bridges Evaluation Report

    This is a report of the monitoring and evaluation practices that were undertaken within the project. The report demonstrates the success of the partnership in fulfilling its objectives.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    Directly downloadable

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes