With the last international meeting held in Palermo by CESIE the project E-NEEDD completed and evaluated one of the main outcomes of this Comenius LLP Project, an e-course aimed to help secondary school teachers to prevent and detect drug consumption among their students. The distance/online course was housed on the ALF collaborative platform owned by UNED having each user access to two contexts, (i) a private area with customizable content and (ii) a collaborative work space where users interact and communicate with each other. Moreover, the course had a tutor who adressed the students’ concerns, dynamized the forums and evaluated the exercises. Unpleasantly only 40 out of the 60 applying teachers finished the course.
There were attending participants from all the network countries, 10 from Romania, 16 from Portugal, 13 from Spain, 10 from Turkey, 11 from Italy.
The teaching modules were about Basic concepts about drug consumption, Family prevention, Community prevention and School prevention. The course was structured through four lessons by module: Theoretical content, Practical exercises, Self-assessment questionnaire, Forum and ending with a final test.
The e-course will be available on an e-book with the possibility to be downloaded by each partners’ website by the month of November 2010.