From May 24 to May 26, the partners of the Erasmus+ funded project “Extended Learning for Higher Education Teachers and Trainers” gathered in Bayonne, France to develop and improve the innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The project aims to go beyond the traditional model of face-to-face training and deliver effective blended learning options for educators.
Hosted by the French partner, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, the working group of the XL project met to refine the expected results of the project. The group, led by the Politecnico di Milano, worked in peer review mode to develop a collection of seven pilot practices tested by the partners and a practical guide for teachers with recommendations for the application of blended learning.
The XL project involves six countries, namely Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, and France, and aims to create a community of teachers who can exchange experiences, learn from each other, and develop common ideas. The project seeks to identify the strengths and weaknesses of blended learning and to offer a new learning option, i.e., “anywhere and anytime” which allows people to manage their own time, pace, and place of study.