As part of EPALE's February focus on Social Media, the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) will hold a two-day online discussion focusing on the use of Social Media in our field of work.
The discussion open to everyone will start at 12 a.m. CET on Monday, February 26th and its moderation will end on Tuesday, February 27that 17 p.m. Moderator: EBSN Secretary General Graciela Sbertoli.
We are interested in the use of Social Media both as an arena for the creation of successful communities of practice among adult learning stakeholders and as a learning tool which can become a vital component in basic skills training courses.
We are looking forward to reading your answers to these questions:
- How can Social Media be used to create useful and efficient Communities of Practice for professionals involved in basic skills training programs? What are the success criteria for the creation of such interaction arenas?
- How can Social Media be integrated as a learning tool in basic skills training provision? What elements need to be present to make such an integration efficient, motivating and ultimately successful?
We also hope that participants in the online discussion will contribute (short) descriptions and links to examples of existing Communities of Practice for staff (question 1) or training programs that make use of Social Media as a learning component (question 2).
In preparation for the discussion we recommend that you read these blog articles and check these resources already published on Epale:
- A good moment to shout about adult education?
- Social media for low-skilled adults: New opportunities
- Social media fosters a feeling of community