Information and Communication Technologies are being increasingly used to create richer learning environments. In all sectors of education from primary schools to adult education, in schools for pupils with special education needs and in colleges and universities, technologies are being used across the curriculum to enhance students’ experiences.
However, technology is not enough. The creation of high quality content is essential if the potential of ‘e-learning’ is to be realised in a way that stimulates and fosters Life Long Learning. It is important to train teachers how to design and develop their own content and generate learning materials that can help their own students and can also be ex- changed freely with others.
The TACCLE 1 project brought together partners from six different European countries with part funding by the European Commission’s Comenius programme. The aim was to train teachers to create e-learning materials and raise their awareness of e-learning in general in order to establish a culture of innovation in the schools in which they work.
It has been written by teachers for teachers and caters for those with only basic computer skills and limited technical support. Although geared to the needs of the classroom teacher, teacher trainers, ICT support staff and resource centre staff may find it useful too. It provides both practical support for teachers who want a hands-on experience and help and information for teachers who just want to find out about e-learning.
And a brochure…