During the first two years of the project the eLene2learn network collected more than 60 case studies, where teachers and students of Secondary and Higher Education provide practical tips and indications on their "first hand" learning experiences using ICT and digital media. This "collection" contains two different types of report:
- The "How to guide" scenarios describe current practices, tools and methodologies used in the application of ICT to develop learning to learn competencies. The scenarios were collected through Focus Group with students and teachers; Download the printable version of the "How to guide"
- The Case studies report, in detail the implementation of practices, methodologies and tools used within real classroom settings. Recommendations and suggestions help you assess the benefit of replicating these practices, methodologies, etc. in your own context. These resources are highly valuable as they come from a direct evaluation by students and teachers involved. Some of these resources are (also) partly available in Italian, French, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Spanish and German. If the translations are available, you can find the translations directly on the sub-pages of each case study. (The most recent Case Studies are listed first on the top); Download the printable version of the Implementation Report.
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Case Study "Build up your English" (blog) -EA
To find solutions to learning difficulties
Motivation and confidence
Communication (reading and writing)
It is one blog centralised for all the participants
All participants were fully informed about the eLene2lene project and signed a consent form regarding their participation in the activities involved in it.
(with particular attention paid to the initial aims and objectives of the implementation plan and the key competencies developed)
Students learned how to get engaged in an on going process having specific duties.
Thus they learned how to be involved in a delegating and executing tasks process, how to solve a specific problem and how to cope with obstacles.
Having to communicate with younger learners was also challenging and created a sense of responsibility. Consequently collaboration was of utmost importance and being creative was one of the basic targets.
Students were challenged and really motivated to use such a tool, something that basically boosts their confidence a lot.
Higher education needs students who are able to engage themselves and others in an on-going process of cooperation and motivation through alternative and easily accessible ways of communicating and working on projects.
Using a blog in a higher education course will definitely become a useful activity since university students are required to work on thesis and tasks that need creativity and lots of teachers.
Sometimes students disagreed on the pieces of advice put forward to be uploaded and they had to reach a consensus, which was not always easy to do.
Last but not least reading and writing skills can be improved since students need to produce and respond to texts in English.
Teacher can also engage university colleagues in their students' blog and help students realise what their studies may include and how they are expected to work on a higher level of education.
Therefore I recommend individual access to a possible blog and a more organised effort to involve a bigger number of students