European Schoolnet, the organisation that coordinates the iTEC project, has recently announced the launch of the European Schoolnet Academy. The Academy is an online course platform, developed by European Schoolnet, to help deliver our training and professional development resources, free-of-cost, to a wider audience. European Schoolnet Academy is the first MOOC (massive open online course) platform developed specifically for teachers in Europe.
European Schoolnet is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.
Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has provided teachers across Europe with a wealth of resources, activities, communities, tools, and events for them to enhance their teaching practice, learn new tools and skills, and make effective use of educational technologies.
The Future Classroom Lab, a fully equipped, reconfigurable, teaching and learning space developed in our Brussels premises, has been at the forefront of European Schoolnet's continuing professional development opportunities for teachers. Regular workshops, seminars and courses on innovative teaching and learning processes are continuously organised there.
We decided to launch the European Schoolnet Academy to build on these successful experiences and make our training opportunities available to a greater number of primary and secondary school teachers across Europe.
Launch of European Schoolnet Academy http://t.co/EZvT6OR5kq— profteresa (@profteresa) December 10, 2013