A four day international training course was organised at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad on 10-13 December. This course, entitled “New competence for online learning and teaching: activities for online tutors” was set up to provide a capacity building opportunity for teachers under the Erasmus+ capacity building project “Blended Learning Courses for Teacher Educators between Asia and Europe” (BLTeae). Prof. Dr. Sufiana Khatoon Malik, the country focal person of BLTeae in Pakistan, was the lead organiser for this training event. .
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BLTeae is all about supporting teacher educators’ professional development through Blended Learning based on innovative constructivist theories. The Blended Learning courseware being developed aims to support a collaborative learning community made up of teacher educators in four European (France, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia) and four Asian countries – (Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan). Members of this community will reflect on teaching training practices with the support of ePortfolios and video. The direct aim is to improve teacher educators’ skills, with a direct and indirect impact on the quality of teacher training provided.