CALIBRATE (Calibrating eLearning in Schools) Project: Learning Resources for Schools. ‘CALIBRATE (Calibrating eLearning in Schools) is a 30-month project (October 2005 – March 2008) coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN) and supported by the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies Programme (IST).
The key aim of the project is to support the collaborative use and exchange of learning resources in schools by allowing teachers to access resources in a federation of learning repositories supported by six Ministries of Education (Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia). CALIBRATE is also strategically important as it will help provide the framework for a New European Learning Resource Exchange (LRE).
Teachers participating in the project will be able to search for learning resources in this network of linked repositories via. a CALIBRATE portal. Also included in the portal will be a new learning toolbox for teachers (The Learning Toolbox environment was merged into the open LeMill environment). This collaborative learning environment will allow teachers and pupils to develop community-driven learning content repositories and also to carry out collaborative learning activities using both contents developed by the schools themselves and resources found using the CALIBRATE system.
Information, support and advice will also be provided, culminating in the development of a manual for teachers that will include international examples of good practice on how schools taking part in the project have used the portal for collaborative learning.’