innovation

Cooperation contract with the FLG

Cooperation contract with the FLG

The EBI/EIE signed a cooperation contract with the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (USA) for the new project about Flipped Adult Education.

The FLG will impact to the project and provide a “supervision” on the developed handbook for Flipped Learning. The special role of the FLG in the project will be

  • Be an associate partner to the project
  • Provide tactical and strategic-planning support and guidance
  • Participate in the initial project partners planning-session in Vienna
  • Review the final project outcomes before publication

Jon Bergmann and Errol Smith wil be personally involved in the development of the project’s results. The impact from the FLG and the knowledge collected by the pioneers of flipped learning will enrich the project and care for high-level results.

ICERI 2017

ICERI 2017

Peter Mazohl, head of the board of the EBI/EIE, was session chair at the ICERI 2017 (International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation) for Gender Education.

Peter Mazohl, for the second time presenting a paper at the ICERI

At this conference, he presented two papers from the current research:

  1. Taking Notes – Technology enhanced Teaching (TET) vs Handwriting
    This paper presents a study comparing the note-taking in the Technology Enhanced Teaching environment with traditional note-taking using paper and pencil (with no specific additional methods except marking keywords with a highlighter)
  2. Teaching science Subjects to girls – the Analogous comparison and transfer Method (ACAT)
    This paper presents a kompletly new and innovative approach to teach physics to 16 – 18 years old female learners.

Peter Mazohl also had the pleasure, to meet Jon Bergmann, the developper of flipped learning, at thic conference and to talk with him in an interesting discussion.

Jon Bergmann, the developer of flipped learning, as a guest at the ICERI 2017

The Virtual Teachers‘ Toolbox

The Virtual Teachers‘ Toolbox
Planning a distance learning course

The project aims to create a special virtual toolbox for teachers as a sophisticated tool for developing Open Online Distance Learning (OODL) courses which means open, online, flexible and technology enhanced education (OOFAT). The mixture of of the partners ensures the necessary competences, values, skills and knowledge for developing an innovative approach to OODL. This project uses a strategic cooperation between formal and non-formal/informal educational providers using ICT based teaching and the enhancement of digital integration in learning. It will be enhancing teachers’ professional development and support students‘ acquisition of values, skills and competences.

The 5 consortium members are well distributed in Europe:

  1. University of Crete, GR (specialised in innovative education) will focus on supporting students‘ acquisition of skills and competences,
  2. EBI/EIE, AT is a teacher training institution with experienced in Distance Learning impacts in enhancing teachers’ professional development and in OODL
  3. The I.T.E Vitorio Veneto, IT and
  4. Colegio Internacional Costa Adeje, ES are two high schools (offering a multicultural background) with different orientation in
    teaching and experienced in eLearning and modern teaching methods.
    The Colegio Costa Adeje is the coordinator in the project.
  5. The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) has a special focus on OODL and OOFAT and provides experience in quality enhancement systems.

The VVT-Box methodology focuses on items which are either not yet common or still missing in Open Online Distance Education as a

  • Innovative approach to OODL
  • Appropriate quality enhancement framework
  • Innovative and completely new motivating self-evaluation method for students (Mandala method)
  • New developed innovative tool for course creators
  • Special training course for teachers to implement the new methods in course creation
  • Transferability and evaluation guide to enable the transfer to other educational fields

The EBI/EIE

European Initiative for Education

The „European Initiative for Education“ (EIE) is a private Non-Profit education and training organization located in Wiener Neustadt / Austria (legal status: association).

EIE’s mission is to endorse an innovative approach to education, training and culture; this is done by using the method of „Blended Learning“ as an advanced technique of education and training. A new challenge for us is the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Community.

The EIE is integrated in a network of similar institutions in Europe; there are training organizations, educational establishments, research and development centers, public authorities, specialists etc.

Course in th modern computer lab of the EBI/EIE

The scope of courses is focused on Technology Enhanced Learning  (formerly called eLearning) with the learning platforms Moodle, ACollab, and Claroline; Blended Learning; Multimedia (Interactivity and Multimedia Content), Content Management Systems, Presentation Techniques, and Project Management.

The EBI/EIE is not only a training association but also involved in research. The researcher team of the EBI publishes regularly the current research results and is involved as speaker at international conferences, for example the ICERI (in Seville).


We are actively involved in the Erasmus+ Programme and offer:

  • Trainings in the Frame of KA 1 projects (trainings for teachers, trainers, adult learners)
  • Strategic Partnerships – KA 2 projects

Starting with autumn 2017, the EBI/EIE (and the partner organisation EEuropean Foundation for Quality in Blended Learning EFQBL) starts two new Erasmus+ strategic partnerships (in the field of Distance Learning and Blended Learning):