The project “Digital competences for the Development of new didactical models for the Learning City” just ended. It was Università delle LiberEtà (ULE) first step towards the building of its digital lifelong learning centre.
From the 31st May through the 2nd June 2017, Luxembourg hosted the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN http://www.basicskills.eu). More than 100 experts from 20 European countries participated at this event.
Definition of Basic Skills
In Ireland, there is an apparent gap between the knowledge and effort required to complete Level 2 'Words' awards (Reading, Writing, and Listening and Speaking) and that required to complete the combined Communications award (Reading, Writing and Interpersonal Communication).
On May 30, the Latvian national Library in Riga welcomed more than 3590 participants to the MoEd and LNL joint conference on adult education "Challenges for High Quality in Adult Education". The conference was a success with regard to the speakers and rich content of the presentations - all leading to the issues of quality in adult education. The plenary speakers, the section speakers all dealt with various adult education issues not only encompassing burning issues in Latvia but also in the neighbouring countries, Rumania. Italy, Finland.
The EPALE Ireland team attended Dr Ibrar Bhatt's recent seminar, Researching Digital Literacies From The Ground Up. The seminar was hosted by the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University.
Dr Bhatt shared his view of digital literacies as social practice. He reminded us that 'equal access to technology does not result in equal experience' for learners.
The National Support Service for EPALE in Malta hosted a webinar on blended learning to support adult learning professionals. Participants learned about the different ways in which Blended Learning can be applied in adult learning scenarios.
The webinar featured Elaine Bonello, an eLearning educator with the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta. As part of her responsibilities, she trains teachers on how to effectively use technology and social media with learners through sound pedagogical techniques.
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