Tomorrow I’ll go to Berlin to attend a kick-off seminar in the EU Project: COMmunity of Integrated Blended Learning in Europe (COMBLE). Several of my colleges from E-Learning Lab will join me – and after the meetings Friday we’ll stay in Berlin as tourists for 2 days :-)
This description is a C/P from the original EU proposal:
“COMBLE defines new and innovative models for the use of Blended learning in different educational backgrounds (vocational training, enterprises, universities, public bodies). To use the potentials of Blended learning a European wiki-based community called Methopedia will be established. By contributing to the development of Blended learning COMBLE supports ICT relevant methods that are indispensable for lifelong learning in Europe. Moreover, COMBLE will address to management-level, learners and trainers at the same time.
COMBLE will develop a number of products – an applied reference model of Blended Learning, an expert course for trainers, and a European Blended Learning Driver’s License within the overall frame of the Methopedia. These products support the development of a community for best practices and the use of Blended Learning to be used in all educational contexts. Moreover, the quality of education and training in Europe will be enhanced by improving innovative Blended Learning concepts.
COMBLE supports the successful implementation of Blended learning methods and strategies in the formal learning context of Vocational training, Continued Professional Development and Higher education systems. By working closely with application partners COMBLE develops practical, situated and innovative Blended Learning methods.”
I’m looking forward to learning more from this – my first EU project – and I’m sure the work will produce posts in the future :-)