GRUNDTVIG-MEDIA 2003-2006
Blended-Learning in Euro-cultural adult education

Project: “Grundvig-Media-Blended Learning in Euro-cultural adult education”,

2nd project year
Duration: 01.08.2004-31.07.2005

Participating institution:

  • Institute for education and media of the society for education and information, Berlin (coordinator)
  • ASCoR The Amsterdam School of Communications Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Vienna, Institute for journalism and communication, Vienna, Austria
  • RCI Research & Consultancy Institute Ltd, lemesos, Cyprus
  • Infinity Ltd. Budapest, Hungary

Structure:

Project activities
Project results
Target group
Project partner
Project information GRUNDVIG-Media


Project activities

In its 2nd year, the project aimed at researching activities and new forms of blended learning in Euro-cultural adult education, to systematize them and to communicate them in Europe. In order to achieve this a GRUNDVIG- MEDIA CONTEST (Comenius-euromedia contest) was conducted in all participating countries in order to find qualitatively good multimedia products and further education offers for blended learning in Euro-cultural adult education. The best practices and outstanding examples were presented at conferences in all participating countries and received a price. They were also presented and communicated for practical education.

The interest in all participating countries focussed on finding out and communicating best educational offers on education concerning Euro-cultural education by means of multimedia and internet, using blended learning and foster life long individual learning on different subjects and for a large learning group. In the framework of the European GRUNDVIG-MEDIA contest exemplary Blended-Learning courses as well as educational media and didactical multimedia Products, which can be used in Blended Learning courses, were looked for, received a price and communicated in Europe. In the 2nd project year a concentration on the research on and communication of exemplary multimedia products as well as educational offers which could be used in the framework of blended learning in Euro-cultural Education was conducted with success.

The main activities for the dissemination of the project results were conferences on blended learning in each participating country. At these conferences exemplary multi media products and educational offers for blended learning in Euro-cultural adult education were presented, discussed and disseminated by a broad circle of multiplicators. Due to the participation of all project partners, the results achieved in the other countries were presented at these conferences and disseminated. The condensed results of the conferences were published in information to the press and in the internet. In the framework of the project the following conferences, project meetings and events were realized:

Project meeting, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Limassol, Cyprus,
07.-11.10.2004 (see minutes)

  • European seminar: “Intercultural dialogue and contemporary European education by means of electronic media”
  • Discussion and agreement on the tender for the Grundvig-Media-competition 2005/Comenius-Euromedia-Contest 2005.
Project conference, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Amsterdam, Netherlands,
02-05.12.2005
  • Conference Grundvig-Media – Blended learning in Euro-cultural adult education: Multi media adult education in the Netherlands: alliances and chances
  • Agreement on the realization of the Grundvig-Media-Contest 2005/Comenius-Euromedia-contest 2005 in all participating countries.
  • Specification of the time table of project activities.
Project conference, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Vienna, Austria,
13-16.1.2005
  • Conference Grundvig-Media – Blended learning in Euro-cultural adult education: Future and sustainability of European values in educational context.
  • Agreement on the order of events concerning the realization of the Grundvig-Media-contest 2005/Comenius Euromedia-contest 2005 in all participating countries.
Project conference, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Limassol, Cyprus,
03-07.03.2005
  • Conference Grundvig-Media – Blended Learning in Euro-cultural adult education: Multimedia and electronic mass media in Euro-cultural education.
  • Presentation and evaluation of multi media products from the participating countries for the Grundvig-Media Contest 2005/Comenius-Euromedia Contest 2005 in all participating countries and conception of award proposals.
Project conference, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Budapest, Hungary,
05-08.05.2005
  • Conference Grundvig-Media – Blended Learning in Euro-cultural adult education: Multi media and blended learning for education in Europe.
  • Continuation of the presentation and evaluation of multi media products from the participating countries for the Grundvig-Media-Contest 2005/Comenius-Euromedia-Contest 2005, decision on Comenius-Euromedia-Awards.
Project conference and Euromedia– Award-Event, Grundvig-Media, G2 in Vienna, Austria,
15.-20.06.2005
  • Participation at the expert conference “New ways in ethical education: Multimedia and internet”.
  • Award event for multimedia products and blended learning projects from countries participating in the Grundvig-Media-Contest 2005/Comenius-Euromedia-Contest 2005.
  • Preparation of the documentation and dissemination of the Grundvig-Media-Contest and the final report.
4. Symposium “Innovative qualification concepts for blended learning” in Cologne on 29/30 June
  • Awards for blended learning projects in the framework of the 4th symposium “Innovative qualification concepts for blended learning”.


Project results
The project activities in the framework of the Comenius Contest 2005/ part GRUNDVIG-MEDIA-CONTEST in the category blended learning projects and Euro-cultural education produced a large number of multimedia products. They were documented, evaluated and partly awarded. In the framework of the project the access to the multimedia documentation by means of the databank “GRUNDVIG-MEDIA” was improved.
The followingmultimedia products, which were awarded in the framework of the projects Grundvig-Media by means of Euromedia awards and Comenius awards respectively, can be consulted in the data bank.

6 Comenius medals 2005

  1. DVD "Leben in der DDR" (DE)
  2. DVD Flamenco – Gitarrenschule für Unterricht und Selbststudium (german-english) (DE)
  3. Internet project "Effektive Managing and Performing EMP" (DE, CH)
  4. CD-ROM Bräuche im Salzburger Land: "Im Winter und zur Weihnachtszeit", "Vom Frühling bis zum Herbst", "In Familie und Gesellschaft" (AT)
  5. "eLP – Das eLearning Projekt" (DE)
  6. "Beruf Familie Bildung" (DE)

35 Comenius seals 2005

  1. Multimedia product „Anne Frank. Ein Mädchen aus Deutschland“ (DE)
  2. CD-ROM „Nationalsozialismus“ (DE)
  3. CD-ROM „Epochenumbruch 1900 - Panorama der deutschen Literatur“ (DE)
  4. DVD „Die geheime Gewalt – Mobbing unter Schülern“ (DE)
  5. DVD „Braunkohle - Entstehung, Gewinnung, Verwendung“ (DE)
  6. DVD Lebensräume entdecken „Der Wald“ (DE)
  7. DVD "Blueprint" (DE)
  8. DVD "Partner auf vier Pfoten - Der Blindenführhund" (DE)
  9. DVD "Nenn mich einfach Axel" (DE)
  10. DVD "Nikotin alles andere als harmlos" (DE)
  11. DVD "Der blaue Stuhl" (DE)
  12. DVD "Einer für alle - der Landtag NRW" (DE)
  13. CD-ROM "Einstein - Physiker des Lichts" (DE)
  14. CD-ROM "Horizons2020 - Die Zukunft vorausdenken" (DE)
  15. DVD "Nicht allein - Begegnungen in Mariaberg" (DE)
  16. DVD "Van Gogh" (DE)
  17. Internet project "Weltmusik - Portal" (DE)
  18. CD-ROM "Geschichte - Geschehen multimedialer Mittelalter" (DE)
  19. Internet project "Fachmodul Römische Satire" (DE)
  20. CD-ROM "Geschichte digital: Die Weimarer Republik" (DE)
  21. DVD "Albert Stifter" (DE)
  22. Internet project Medi@Culture-Online (DE)
  23. Multimedia product "Sozialpolitik - Schutz, Gerechtigkeit, Sicherheit" (DE)
  24. CD-ROM "FÖDERALION" (DE)
  25. Multimedia product "MPO Management Praxis Online" (DE)
  26. CD-ROM "Prüfungstrainer für Arzthelferinnen" (DE)
  27. Internet project "e-Xplore Technial English!" (DE)
  28. "Intercultural Exchange" (DE)
  29. "Forschen und Entdecken - Neue Lernstrategien entwickeln" (DE)
  30. "Medienfachwirt - Online" (DE)
  31. "Blended Learning - Plattform für Privatschulen" (DE)
  32. "Video- /Audio - Konferenzsystem" (DE)
  33. "Effektive Unternehmensstrategie" (DE)
  34. "Ausbildung zum/r geprüften Automobilverkäufer/in"(DE)
  35. EduCom - Traineeprogramm Blended-Learning für REFA-Lehrer (DE)


6 Euromedia medals 2005

  1. Video "Die zweite Republik - eine unglaubliche Geschichte" (AT)
  2. Multimedia product "Schooltv - weekjournaal" (NL)
  3. CD-ROM "Unite EU", www.unite-eu.nl (NL)
  4. CD-ROM "Religiopolis" (DE)
  5. CD-ROM "Epiros" (GR)
  6. CD-ROM und Buch "Meine Macht ist die Liebe meiner Linse" (GR)


16 Euromedia seals 2005

  1. Video "Parzival" (AT)
  2. Multimedia product "Culture Beats" (NL)
  3. CD-ROM "Oog in oog met de Matthäus-Passion" (NL)
  4. Multimedia product "Nu Spaans & Spanje Nu" (NL)
  5. DVD "FILEMAP Flexible Interactive Learning Environment Modeler, Authorer and Player" (NL)
  6. DVD Toolbox Personnel Assessment mit den Titeln: "Practicum Assessment Center", "Praticum observative", "Gedragsgericht interviewen", "Het selectieproces" (NL)
  7. DVD-Reihe "Het Polygoon Journaal in de Tweede Wereldoorlog" (NL)
  8. DVD "Juridisch gesproken" (NL)
  9. CD-ROM "Marokko en Nederland, oorlog en vrede" (NL)
  10. DVD "Der letzte Tuchmacher" (CY)
  11. DVD "Vom "Dritten Reich" zum "Wirtschaftswunder": Bremen und Bremerhaven 1933 - 1955" (DE)
  12. CD-ROM "Geschichte der Russlanddeutschen" (DE)
  13. CD-ROM "Zgodovinske casovni trak" (SI)
  14. CD-ROM "TS History 1" (CZ)
  15. Internet project "www.forrasportal.hu"  (HU)
  16. CD-ROM "A Kádár-Korszak: 1956 - 1988" (HU)


15 Euromedia special prizes 2005

  1. zeitung.at - das offene online-Archiv" (AT) 
  2. DVD "BabymInternetprojekt "arbeiter-assage" (NL)
  3. CD-ROM "Paddestoelen" (NL)
  4. CD-ROM "Met, bij, in, onder, over bomen"(NL)
  5. CD-ROM "Natuurbits" (NL)
  6. CD-ROM "Leren lezen om te leren praten" (NL)
  7. Internet project "MediaMind", "www.omrep.nl/mediamind" (NL)
  8. CD-ROM "Rudarjenje v Zagorju" (SI)
  9. CD-ROM "Dr. France Preseren - Jezicni dohtar" (SI)
  10. Internet project "Ceský jazyk" (CZ)
  11. CD-ROM "TS Mathematics for first graders 1" (CZ)
  12. CD-ROM "Ungarn 1944 - 1956 in der Mitte Europas - Ungarn in der jüngsten Geschichte" (HU)
  13. CD-ROM "Geographie Griechenland, eine "polizeiliche" Untersuchung in Griechenland" (GR)
  14. CD-ROM "Das Studium der Zellen" (GR)
  15. CD-ROM "Kosmos - Enzykopädie" (GR)


2 Euromedia awards 2005

  1. Multimedia product "Digitaal vertellen" (NL)
  2. DVD "Yellow Channel" (CY)


The awards for multimedia products for blended learning and Euro-cultural education contributed in the participating countries to giving impulses for the use of these media in adult education and quality impulses for the development of new multimedia products. The documentation of the awards were made accessible by means of the internet in all participating countries. The laudations of the awards were published by way of the internet databank Grundvig-Media and in the professional periodical “L.A. Multimedia”.

In the framework of project conferences the teachers were made familiar with an assessment system for evaluating didactical multimedia products and learnt to evaluate multimedia products for Euro-cultural education.
In the framework of the project the formation of multimedia competence of the learners by teaching them how to evaluate multimedia was fostered.
In order to enable learners and teachers in adult education to choose didactically well conceived multimedia products for ethical education and to use them, a system for evaluation and assessment was used and made accessible as an interactive evaluation system for further education. (See annex: evaluation sheet). By means of an evaluation sheet learners and teachers can do their own evaluation and put them on the “Multimedia-Databank Grundvig-Media”.

At the centre of the evaluation and assessment system for didactical multimedia products are four evaluation groups:

  1. The evaluation of the pedagogical aspect and contents 
    for evaluation educational intents and chances 
  2. The evaluation of didactics and methods 
    for evaluation the structure and chances of learning 
  3. The medial evaluation
    for evaluation design and structure 
  4. The evaluation of usage 
    for evaluation the comfort of usage and handling

A number of criteria for evaluation and aspects for assessment were discussed in publications and partly – more or less to a large extent and often – also used in practice. In order to realize a practical procedure, concentration and prioritization are necessary. From the pedagogical standpoint the criteria catalogue and the assessment procedure offers a prioritization on the four evaluation groups, in order to secure comparable evaluations and to undertake equivalent prioritization. These four groups assure that in the process of necessary structuring the overview is not lost.

Each group of criteria has six quality criteria which comprise a variety of assessment aspects. The assessment aspects are given by way of questions or statements respectively in the context of quality criteria.

In the framework of assessment the starting point are the questions:
How is the assessment aspect conceived in the didactical multimedia product and how can it be realized by using it?



Target group


The profit of these results is directed at teachers in adult education and all those engaging in further education, individual life long learning with multimedia and internet. The project, however, also addresses senior persons and women who prefer individual learning with multimedia. During our research it was found out, amongst others, which target group undergoes the best experience with blended learning courses. In the framework of the project it became clear that blended learning projects gain increasing importance in further education. An increasing number of further education institutions on economical ground start to organize their further education offers in a way to combine phases of presence and phases of individual learning with multimedia. This way they basically all groups in adult education are profiting depending on the target group of the project and the multimedia product from this approach.

The project conveys to all those offering Euro-cultural adult education and blended learning courses (teachers) examples for their own educational practice. The conferences in the participating countries were offered as further education conferences for teachers in adult education. The cooperating partners of the participating countries prepared the conferences together with the respective project partners, realized them and contributed to the dissemination of the results.

The project results contribute to the exchange, offer and use of exemplary blended learning offers for Euro-cultural education in Europe for the teachers and learners from all countries participating. The project gathered practical experiences for the use of blended learning and supported the dissemination in adult education. Exemplary blended learning offers will be made accessible for the institutions. Moreover, the project makes a general contribution for the use of blended learning in adult education an Euro-cultural education. The project contributes to disseminate the good experiences with blended learning, multimedia and Euro-cultural education not only in one country but in all participating countries as well as in the whole of Europe by means of the internet. The contributions from the participating countries (see themes and papers of the project conferences will be summarized in an internet publication during the third project year and published). The exemplary multimedia products will be presented in project conferences where the suggestions will be discussed.

Project partners
These partners have contributed to the following activities:

The project partner Limassol/CY by means of

  • A project conference in Limassol, 03-07.2005, and a project meeting (07.-11.10.2004) which he prepared and realized (paper givers, invitations to institutions of adult education/ see minutes),
  • research for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education which can be used in the context of blended learning and for the multimedia databank, evaluated and
  • documented them and disseminated these examples.

 Website: http://www.rci.com.cy/

 

The project partner Amsterdam /NL by means of
  • A project conference in Amsterdam, 02-05.12.2004 which he prepared and realized (paper givers, invitations to institutions of adult education /see minutes),
  • research for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education which can be used in the context of blended learning and for the multimedia databank, evaluated and
  • documented them and disseminated these examples.

 Website: http://www.fmg.uva.nl

 

The project partner Budapest/HU by means of
  • A project conference in Budapest, 05-08.05.2005 which he prepared and realized (paper givers, invitations to institutions of adult education /see minutes),
  • research for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education which can be used in the context of blended learning and for the multimedia databank, evaluated and
  • documented them and disseminated these examples.

 Website: http://www.infinity.hu

 

The project partner Vienna/AT by means of
  • A project conference in Vienna, 13.-16.01.2005 which he prepared and realized (paper givers, invitations to institutions of adult education /see minutes),
  • research for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education which can be used in the context of blended learning and for the multimedia databank, evaluated and
  • documented them and disseminated these examples.

 Website: http://www.univie.ac.at/Publizistik

 

The coordinator Berlin/GE by means of
  • Coordinating the project, prepared and evaluated the project conferences together with the project partners,
  • a project conference in Berlin, 15.-20.06.2004 which he prepared and realized (paper givers, invitations to institutions of adult education /see minutes),
  • realising the Comenius awards for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education in Berlin on 16.06.2005 and for exemplary blended learning projects in Cologne on 29.07.2005 together with the “blended learning network”,
  • research for exemplary multimedia products for Euro-cultural education which can be used in the context of blended learning and for the multimedia databank, evaluated and
  • documented them and disseminated these examples.


Project information on GRUNDVIG- Media

Information on the prized multimedia products will be given in vol. 3 and 4/2005 of “L.A. Multimedia”, professional periodical on education and media. “L.A. Multimedia” will be sent to all educational institutions in Germany. Information on the project will also be given in the internet under www.gpi-online.de. The pictures of the Comenius and Euromedia award events were published under www.gpi-online.de.
The databank Grundvig-Media containing the documentation of multimedia products on blended learning projects and multimedia products on Euro-cultural education was improved, extended and can be consulted in the internet.

This way to the databank GRUNDVIG-Media