Calibrate - Calibrating e-Learning in Schools

Project home page: http://calibrate.eun.org/ww/en/pub/calibrate_project/home_page.htm

Function int he project: Leader, Work package 4, Validation

CALIBRATE () is a 30-month project (October 2005 – March 2008) co-ordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN) and supported by the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The key aim of the project is to support the collaborative use and exchange of learning resources in schools by allowing teachers to access resources in a federation of learning repositories supported by six Ministries of Education (Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia). CALIBRATE is also strategically important as it will help provide the framework for a New European Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) that will be launched by the EUN in 2006.

Teachers participating in the project will be able to search for learning resources in this network of linked repositories via. a CALIBRATE portal, the first operational version of which was launched in September 2006. Also included in the portal will be a new ‘learning toolbox’ for teachers. This collaborative learning environment will allow teachers and pupils to develop community-driven learning content repositories and also to carry out collaborative learning activities using both content developed by the schools themselves and resources found using the CALIBRATE system. Information, support and advice will also be provided, culminating in the development of a manual for teachers that will include international examples of good practice on how schools taking part in the project have used the portal for collaborative learning.

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