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Dear EPALE colleagues,
In January and February our thematic focus was on digital adult learning and we explored the challenges, recent developments and trends in using ICT and digital tools in adult learning. Visit our thematic page E-learning to find out more (content varies based on your language preference).
As part of our thematic focus, between 25-28 February EPALE hosted an online event where the community shared their good practice examples, case studies and useful resources from across Europe on using digital tools in adult learning. All the knowledge shared at the event will be collated in a summary article in March, so stay tuned!
We’ve reached 50,000 users!
We are happy to announce that EPALE reached 50,000 registered users! It has been an exciting journey for us to see our community grow. The hard work of EPALE’s 36 national teams across Europe has helped us achieve this important milestone and bring the adult learning community together.
The use of digital tools in adult education (EN, CS, DE, HR)
The future is digital but can digital tools fix all of adult learning’s problems? David Mallows shared his reflections.
Will learning machines transform learning itself? Or will they make us unemployed and miserable, as some predict? Markus Palmén discussed the significance of artificial intelligence (AI) for education with Professors Rose Luckin and Keng Siau.
Simon Broek looked at SELFIE – a tool for schools to reflect on how ready they are for the digital age – and its possible implementation in the adult learning sector.
Topi Litmanen (PhD) from education start-up Claned shed light on what the AI start-up world has in store for adult educators.
Gamification Designer Oliver Šimko shared his experience in making adult learning more engaging through gamification and offered useful tips for anyone interested in designing gamified trainings.
News from around Europe
A lot happened in February in the adult learning sector across Europe:
- The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science cooperated with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to identify the most important skills challenges in Latvia and discuss possible solutions (LV).
- Meanwhile, the Italian Anti-Discrimination Office organised a training course for cultural mediators to bridge the communication between migrants and education services, among others (IT).
- In Sweden, the National Agency for Higher Vocational Education announced that it is planning a 45% increase in the places in vocational universities by 2022 (SV).
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