HOTEL project lauched

The HoTEL project, coordinated by MENON and supported by the European Commission, was launched in NOvember 2012. HoTEL is a Support Action aims to contribute to more effective, holistic and faster innovation cycles in European TEL, by increasing quality at the level of the cycle itself and of the different phases foreseen, that can be replicated in the future. Taking inspiration from the “Deming Cycle” model (Plan/Do/Check/Act) the HOTEL project focuses on the design, testing and validation of a new innovation working method for TEL (the HOTEL Innovation Cycle). The following partners are involved in the project:  Brunel University (UK), Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (ES), European Foundation for Quality in eLearning (BE), ATOS (ES), European Learning Industry Group.


Netsounds paper published on elearningeurope

An interesting article written by the scientific coordinator of Netsounds project Ms. Gemma Fiocchetta has been published on the portal. The paper aims to introduce to the field, still almost undiscovered, of the joint action and the binomial of music and technology and present the achievements reached by NetSounds project.

If you want to learn more about the paper, you can find the full version on the following link. – Learning Community for Web 2.0 Teaching

Over 400 active members make use of the platform services, among them teachers who are novices in the use of web 2.0 and also expert users of the social web tools. In the frame of the project a web-platform has been developed with relevant high quality content and a community has been formulated to inspire teachers for the use of web 2.0 tools in classrooms. offers a learning environment for knowledge sharing and communication between beginners and advanced learners. Among its services, a wide range of good practices and a broad list of tools together with explanation on how to use them are available in 7 different languages (English, German, Finnish, Lithuanian, Portugal, Hungarian and Greece).
To encourage teachers and familiarise them with the social web tools and with how to use these tools, a series of webinars, the so called “Webinar Wednesdays” series were organised on the following topics:
• Sloodle: Integrating Second Life with Moodle (organised by Proinov)
• Twitter (organised by Otava Folk High School)
• Overcoming Resistance (organised by Arcola Research)
• Games in Education (organised by MENON Network)
• Getting it Done (organised by ILI – Institute for Innovation in Learning, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg)
• Social Bookmarking / Diigo (organised by Otava Folk High School)
• A Success Story – How to make it possible with ICT (organised by Otava Folk High School)
• Shared Documents – How and What for? (organised by Otava Folk High School)

The series were very popular among the teachers so the originally planned five webinars were prolonged with three more. These events were recorded and the links can be reached via the website.

More info on the website.

OSR project won the silver award at the Learning Impact 2011 conference in Long Beach California

The OSR project won the silver award for research projects at the Learning Impact 2011 conference in Long Beach California.
The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program evaluates established, new, and research efforts in context at an implementing learning institution