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Hello. Good to see that you found the way to the online course of the Erasmus project Bleft.

My name is Barbara and I work for Catholic Education Flanders.
Together with my colleague Wouter I will be your guide in how to develop online content for blended learning in forestry trainings. We are very happy to share our expertise in this matter with you. My expertise is all about e-learning, internet educational tools, techniques and e-troubleshooting.

My name is Wouter and I also work for Catholic Education Flanders. We support schools in how to develop educational innovational processes. My field of expertise is thinking about language and cognitive structures behind learning. I try to optimize processes in design and instruction for online learning.

Of course, you have a clear idea about what the project is about! But… just to remember: BLEFT stands for Blended European Forestry Training. Your organization will  create online learning modules for forestry professionals together with 6 other partners. With this innovative learning method, BLEFT wants to reach as large a group of professionals as possible, with the most up-to-date knowledge on specific forestry subjects. As the internet is often not the comfort zone of our target audience, there are important challenges here. Not only in detecting the needs of the forestry sector. But also in training the experts who will transfer and adapt their knowledge into online content.

In this course we will explain the journey you will make in order to create online content for blended learning. This journey is built in 4 steps: The discovery step; the design step, the develop stage and finally the evaluation step . We will also focus on some methodological principles.

Remember: you are not alone to make this journey. We, from Catholic Education Flanders, will help you with all your questions, because we are one of the project partners in this Eramus project. So do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions and … don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

Introduction to the platforms

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During this Erasmus project we will us 3 platforms to share our ideas, materials and intellectual outputs

First of all we use a closed facebook-group called KA2- Bleft. Because this is a closed facebook-group you have to be invited to be a member of this group. You can be invited by simply sending a mail to one of the projectpartners.

The second platform is the website www.bleft.eu On this site, we, from Catholic Education Flanders,  will use this channel to give you everything of IO3, named the guidelines for making blended learning by using digital tools and the guidelines from an educational point of view.

The last platform is a shared Google Drive. Only the partners of this project have access to this shared drive. In this drive every partners can find all the reports and documents of the meetings.

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Good to see you are ready to start making your online course.

If you want to make an online course, you need to thing about a lot of things: what are the learning objectives for the students, or who is this online course mint, who to select a good pedagogical methodology (for the theme chosen),  who to select a good digital tool for the chosen methodology and the chosen theme, and so on. But every starts with a good project plan.

Making an online course generally goes in 4 steps:

  • The discover step
  • The design step
  • The deliver step
  • The evaluation step

We, from Catholic Education Flanders, will help you trough those 4 steps. If you have questions about something, you can put your question in the closed facebook group of this project. We or one of the other partners will try to help you because we are all-in together!

The journey for making online content for Blended learning

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IO 3 of this project gives us the guidelines for how to make distance learning. These guidelines will be split in two parts:

On this image you see the journey needed to develop distance learning from the educational point of view. Click on the image to start this journey.