'Little's Britain'

Blended learning project on EU governance

London (UK), April 2012 - (by Bob Little) People working for the European Commission, Parliament, its Bodies and Agencies will now have access to state-of-the-art online blended learning materials and programs on EU decision making, law and policies. The contract to supply these materials has been awarded to The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA, a centre of European learning and development for the public sector), the College of Europe (a university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs) and eXact learning solutions (the online and mobile learning solutions provider).

The four year framework agreement includes:

  • Consultancy to prepare tailor-made (face-to-face and eLearning) training courses
  • Delivery of professional tailor-made training courses run by a trainer
  • Consultancy on managing and mentoring blended learning projects
  • Provision of a standard 'EU Governance matters' face-to-face training catalogue
  • Provision of a standard 'EU Governance matters' eLearning catalogue and its integration within existing learning management systems (LMS) platforms by means of innovative learning content management system (LCMS) and Digital Repository (DR) solutions

The materials aim to provide learners - who tend to be widely distributed geographically, with different professional profiles and not completely experienced in using PCs and/or eLearning for their training needs - with a clear understanding of the various topics related to EU Governance. In addition, the learning materials have to cater for the individual learning needs of a multilingual audience - and so provide an intuitive multimedia interface as well as pedagogically sound training interactions.

Many people around Europe - not just in the UK - might feel that those associated with EU decision making, law and policies (especially with regards to the current euro zone financial situation) ought to have access to some up-to-date learning materials. It's probably worthwhile trying anything that could be useful in helping to prevent further problems. So, the whole of Europe will be wishing this consortium well as it develops and delivers these learning materials over the next four years.

For over 20 years, Bob Little has specialised in writing about, and commentating on, corporate learning - especially elearning - and technology-related subjects. His work has been published in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and Australia.
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