This is a new partnership but all partners have
- experience of working on projects at transnational and / or international level
- have been involved in the development of MLEARN since April 2012.
- been / are involved in either teacher training and/or ICT training with schools or with other types of learners using handheld technologies or lap tops.
- experience in using e learning.
- experience of research
- experience in developing curriculum and training programmes, accreditation
- strong alliances with other schools and teacher training organisations
The consortium reflects Jan Hylen’s (UNESCO -2012) “Turning on Mobile Learning in Europe” report’s 4 levels of activity geographically across the EU, highlighting major disparities
- Level 1 - UK alone in taking comprehensive nationwide steps in mobile learning beyond those funded by the EC:
- Level 2 - 16 Western European countries where most activity using hand-held mobile learning has benefited from EC finance (Italy and the Netherlands)
- Level 3 - Estonia, France, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, and Poland just taking preliminary steps
- Level 4 - Belgium, Luxembourg, and Romania having shown little or no progress to date.
The partnership specifically includes at least one partner from all of the four levels.