In 2005 blinc, the blended learning institutions’ cooperative was founded in Goettingen, Germany, as a start-up network from based on former EU-funded LIFE and eLearning projects in the health, social and environmental sector.
In 2012 it is consisting of more than 30 organisations and individuals from 22 European countries.
blinc is an exchange instrument for educationalists and researchers and offers a platform for exchange of know-how and experiences and the evaluation, dissemination, marketing and distribution of their services and products (Valorisation and Networking).
Experts from various sectors are members of the cooperative and will work in the following project sectors:
- Development of training concepts, courses and dissemination materials
- Organisational Development
- Evaluation of information and training offers
- Internal Process Evaluation
Since 2005 the blinc eG has been collaborating as partner organisation in six European funded projects.
Since December 2007 blinc eG has been appointed by its members to foster the valorisation of products and approach developed in the project ACT! to validate informal learning.
In 2010 REVEAL – the Research and Evaluation Group for Validation, Evidencing and Assessing of Informal and Non-formal Learning was founded as a sub-section of the blinc eG to provide an expert pool for the evaluation and validation along the LEVEL5 system.