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ABOUT THE PROJECT - Integration Through Blended Learning

ITBL - Integration Through Blended Learning is the name of the Erasmus+ project coordinated by Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Fuengirola.

The project is coordinated by  David Requena Barea, Head Teacher at EOI Fuengirola,  and counts on the collaboration of four other organizations:  
  • Institut for interdisziplinäre Bildung,  Linz (Austria)
  • Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell Educazione e lo Sviluppo,  Palermo (Sicily, Italy)
  • Aintek Symvouloi Epicheiriseon Efarmoges Ypsilis Technologias Ekpaidefsi Anonymi Etaireia,  Piraeus (Greece)
  • Instituto de Educación Secundaria Arroyo de la Miel,  Benalmádena (Spain)
The project will be developed during the school years 2017-18 and 2018-19, and it is financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme.

The project
"ITBL: Integration through blended learning” stems from the necessity of implementation and improvement of the use of e-learning platforms in the educational field, realizing a common model that will make their tools and functionalities more user-friendly. In many cases in fact, these platforms end up by being very complicate and this for students implies further waste of time and energies while studying, because it is necessary first of all to understand how they function. All these difficulties lead to an abandonment of these tools and consequently of their potentials, that would be instead evaluated in the socio-educational and professional fields.
Therefore, the project focuses on language blended learning modality, and more specifically on the educational platform used for the sessions that do not take place on-site. The objective is to analyse found shortcomings and propose improvements for the platform design as well as select and implement tools that support the teaching labour through the platform, all with the final aim of improving the students´ performance.

ABOUT the Partners

Escuela Oficial de idiomas Fuengirola is integrated in the Spanish Official Language Schools´net dependant on, firstly, the Andalusian Government, and, secondly, the State Government. We offer courses of English, French and German, as well as yearly certified exams up to the B2 level, and C1 level for English. We offer general, blended learning and on-line courses (the latter two only for English)
We are located in Fuengirola, a nice coastal town in the south of Spain, 20km from the city of  Málaga

The Institute for interdisciplinary education, is a small non-profit association with a view to support equal opportunities for unemployed and employed persons of all ages, migrants and especially for women on the labor market and learning opportunities.
The IIB, a think-tank, presents both members and staff a platform to create innovative studying techniques and workshops just as consulting, coaching and research.

Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell Educazione e lo Sviluppo is a non-profit European organization with antennas in more than 8 European countries. CEIPES’ work is inspired by the principles and values of peace and nonviolence, equality in diversity, human rights, democracy and active participation, respect for the environment, cooperation, communication, solidarity, social inclusion, respect, tolerance and interculturality. CEIPES works at local, European and international level with more than 40 organisations and public bodies that work in synergy to reach identical goals. At local level CEIPES coordinates the CEIPES Network, which is based in Sicily and counts more than 20 organisations as well as public and private bodies.

AINTEK SYMVOULOI EPICHEIRISEON EFARMOGES YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS EKPAIDEFSI ANONYMI ETAIREIA is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies of a wide variety of sectors.
IDEC co-operates with more than 170 institutes all through Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields.

IES Arroyo de la Miel is a public center that has 82 teachers and approximately 1200 students. It is located in Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena), a tourist town that is 15 minutes away from Málaga. It is a center of secondary education that gives secondary obligatory and high school education for minors and adults in two different schedules: morning and evening. In addition, we have an information, assistance, and tourism guide higher technician course; another important course is higher technician in trade, and a higher technician physical education course.
We are an ICT certified center, which means that it is involved in the use and promotion of the new technologies. In the adult education, we have two modalities: face-to-face classes and blended learning, in this one we use the platform Moodle that the Junta de Andalucía, the regional government, has implemented to such an effect.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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