An increasing number of schools involve themselves in
international collaborative projects. Experience shows that
these projects give teachers and students new knowledge and new
insight, which could not have been achieved otherwise. For the
majority of these international collaborative projects have
proved to have had a positive effect on teaching and learning.
Regardless of the intention behind the international
collaboration, it is essential that the teachers involved are
aware of how to structure, to plan, and to carry out the project,
as well as which challenges and barriers to look out for, and
where to find support and guidance.
years' of experience in international networks or projects
such as the European Schools
Project, the Comenius 3 network
ECOLE project, and the
Comenius 2.1 PROMISE
project form the basis for this eLearning or online in-service
The contents of this eLearning course has originally been
developed in the Comenius3 network project ECOLE with the aim of
providing teachers with methods and tools to organise an
international Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
project, but the material can just as well be used in any other
type of international collaborative project, for example
Comenius, eTwinning, ESP projects or any other projects.
The course is now being offered as an eLearning course by the
International Relations/Centre for International Cooperation in
Education – CICED at University College UCC, Denmark.
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