The first viewing of the new learning platform for the Blended Learning Environment for European Prisoners (BLEEP) has been made available to the project partners and was very well received. It has a clear structure and a logical hierarchy, which facilitates individual learning :
BLEEP site is an umbrella website where the end user gains access to parts of the site that are relevant to him through account settings and personal choices. The website is, metaphorically, built up as a tree.
- Example for the Netherlands:
- The trunk is the whole system for all countries.
- The branches are the countries, one branch is the Netherlands.
- The side branches in the Netherlands are the safety regions and one branch for the detention centers.
- The leaves are accounts for the end user – the leaves can be moved from one branch to another, for example from the branch within the detention center to the branch of the Safety region of Utrecht when he leaves the detention center.
- There are 24 safety regions across 12 provinces.
- Utrecht is 1 safety region, some provinces have multiple regions
- Institutions or person with the appropriate authority within this region or detention center may put specific information on their page, in addition to the national information that is already on it
This means that the student (the end user) will only see content which is relevant to their own situation, tailored according to their response to an initial diagnostic quiz which establishes their personal goals. Although the overall language will be English, each nation will be able to add their own content for their institutions, in the language they prefer, but using the same overall structure.
At an online 2 day meeting in June, participants will start to complete the first substeps and content for the BLEEP tool.
EPEA is delighted to be involved as a participant in this project and will continue to provide regular updates.