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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) have now launched their Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The platform will enable teachers, trainers and assessors to understand the potential of incorporating digital technologies to improve the experience of their learners. ETF will be providing several platform training sessions over February 2019 and March 2019, allowing users to become confident in using the platform and giving them the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about it. 

Termelékenységük növelése érdekében a multinacionális nagyvállalatok, a közép-és kisvállalkozások évről-évre egyre nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak  dolgozóik  munkahelyi továbbképzésére.

A nagy érdeklődésre való tekintettel 2019. február 14-15-én Londonban került megszervezésre az európai munkahelyi tanulás támogatását célzó technológiákat, jó gyakorlatokat bemutató kiállítás és konferencia.

The training on digital skills for adults has been launched by the Public Education Center in Toprakkale. The aim of the training is to improve the adults’ digital skills and help them to learn how to use technological devices efficiently. Besides, adults attending the training have a great time while learning, which is a good opportunity to socialize with one another and have good friendships.

The computer lab is open 7/24 for free for everybody.

The concept of SMART has been for a long time growing into our societies, but, to many people, SMART processes and applications still seem something unreachable and far away from their realities. The concept SMART is sometimes used as a synonym of “highly technologic” and, thus, “not accessible” by ordinary citizens without higher education.

For a long time, the digital transformation of society has ceased to be a thing of the future and has progressively become a reality. In relation to this, the development of digital skills has become essential, especially for adults. Digital skills are also required in the field of adult education so that the field can participate in the digital transformation. During the Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which took place from 24 to 31 October 2018, we considered how adult education can contribute to the promotion of digital literacy.

University of South Bohemia, my Alma Mater, offers variaty of e-learning course for public for free. These courses are mainly focusing on the users of MS Office. The online catalog is available at http://, also in English.The second large portion of the adult education (Life Long), in the Czech Republic so called "University of the Third Age" is also online accesible but there are small fees applied for each course.

Studies on implementation of newly acquired skills show that without support mechanisms, learning itself does not result in knowledge and new skills being used in the workplace. A research conducted by the Partners of “Extended Learning Support System (ELSS)” Project confirms employers and HR departments’ desire for a tool that would support implementation of training effects into the workplace. The respondents of the research agreed that such tool, available online, would help to grow their organizations.

28 March 2019
by Artur Mazurek

         You may defy it, you may not like it, you might even be a technophobe, but you definitely must admit that ICT is here to stay. So, why not use it? So, why not make the most of it?

21 March 2019
by Biljana Pipović

Helping the helpers: Migration is and will continue to be a key issue in Germany and the entire European Union. To be successfully integrated refugees requires attentive and long-term support. This task—just like a lot of other time-consuming work—is very often fulfilled by volunteers. The Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg aims to assist volunteers in their work by providing online and flexible support. Find out more!

7 March 2019
by Mona Schliebs

Something has been set in motion in Berlin: Politicians have recognised that adult and continuing education must adapt to the age of digitalisation and that a new government stimulus is necessary to do so. This stimulus, called MILLA within the CDU fraction of the German Bundestag (Lower House of Parliament), is set to cost the government between one and three billion euros. Peter Brandt outlines how MILLA could turn out to be something positive.

5 March 2019
by Peter Brandt
If we are to talk about V-PAL in short, we can say, that V-PAL provides a platform and know-how for language teachers in adult education to produce, share and peer-review hand-held videos of their own teaching practices as a method for strengthening their teaching skills. But nevertheless, if you'd like to find out about our project in more detail, the concept behind, its aims, and proposed outcomes you can find them in this blog.
1 March 2019
by Katalin Ferencz S.
Wednesday 18 December 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019, Spain

2019 2nd International Conference on Future Learning (ICFL 2019)

2019 2nd International Conference on Future Learning (ICFL 2019) will be held in University of Barcelona, Spain during December 18-20, 2019. It aims to be the premier international forum for Future Learning focused researchers, practitioners and industry specialists to present and discuss the latest accomplishments, challenges, and future directions.

Thursday 26 September 2019 to Friday 27 September 2019, Serbia

A 10-a Conferință Internațională privind eLearning 2019

Universitatea Metropolitană din Belgrad, Universitatea Liberă din Olanda și Institutul Matematic al Academiei de Științe din Serbia vă invită să participați la a 10-a Conferință Internațională privind eLearning (Conferința eLearning-2019)

Thursday 13 June 2019, Germany

#digitalkompetent - Konferenz zu digitalen Kompetenzen in Arbeit und Lernen

Die Digitalisierung verändert die Arbeitswelt grundlegend. Auch Lernen wird zunehmend digitaler. Mitarbeitende, die bisher wenig Kontakt mit Digitalisierung hatten, müssen sich immer mehr mit digitalen Anwendungen in Lernen und Arbeiten auseinandersetzen. Insbesondere neue Kompetenzen im Umgang mit digitalen Veränderungen sind dabei ein Schlüsselfaktor.
Digitální transformace se dotýká - v určité míře - všech partnerských zemí sítě ETF. Tato publikace má pomoci státům využít možností, které skýtá digitální transformace, a zároveň čelit současným výzvám.
Publikace také shrnuje přístup ETF v oblasti digitálních dovedností a kompetencí. Je využitelná v mnoha zemích.
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Najčešći uzroci neuspešnog onlajn obrazovanja u visokoobrazovnom kontekstu proizilaze iz tendencije da se tradicionalne obrazovne postavke implementiraju u onlajn obrazovna okruženja. Preciznije, visokoškolski nastavnici u onlajn obrazovanju se često posmatraju kao superiorni nosioci znanja i njihova simplifikovana uloga je da ta znanja prenesu studentima, dok su studenti pasivni usvojioci znanja.

Most of the research efforts were made to investigate digital competence of teachers in secondary schools. However, little attention has been paid to the analysis of digital teaching competence of andragogues in adult education institutions. The aim of the study is to analyse the digital teaching competence of adult educators in Lithuania. The empirical study was carried out in Lithuania in 2017. Data collection was based on a questionnaire. The sample included 120 adult educators from various adult education institutions.

This resource was created by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘We Are One’ – Altogether Better. It is an e-inventory focusing on the discrimination of minorities in Europe, considering the reasons behind discrimination and what support can be offered to improve the experiences of minority groups. The partner countries include the UK, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

The two resources were gathered by Focus Groups as part of the DIGIT project. The target groups (adult educators, adults and other relevant stakeholders such as digital experts and public body representatives) were brought together to discuss the issues, dangers and opportunities of the digital world. The Focus groups results were illustrated by an infographic and one of the results of the Manifesto is a one-page document comprising 20 useful tips for becoming a responsible digital user and citizen.

White paper issued by American organization InSync with some expert advice, opinions and inspirations from different educators including people from universtites and companies. 

Michelle Israel collected educators contributions and prepared short e-book (19 pages) starting from definitions and presenting more advanced issues as roles, stakeholders etc. The invited contributors are quoted all over the e-book. 

I have been involved in electronic education for more than 10 years and I have been using different webinar systems in my work. Adobe Connect is one of the most important for us, which we actively use during communication with clients and which we connect to their e-learning systems. Another one I would mention is the open source platform BigBlueButton, which is fully integrated with various LMS (in our case LMS Moodle). For meetings and trainings for clients I have also used other systems, such as WebEx, or Skype for Business.

The Be Smart Seniors (BESS) is an Erasmus + project between October 2018 and September 2020.

The aim of the project is to develop an intergenerational study model that  calls young relatives of older adults to help them to gain basic IT skills and to use online services that support their independent living.

In the later phase of the development, video-based online learning materials will be prepared, which will teach the use of online services that help the everyday life of people over 60 years of age.

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. It can be learning in the school, college or any other institution, learning something by yourself or with your friends, learning something by doing, learning something in your work place, preparing yourself for an exam or simply doing homework or any other learning experience.

Learning to learn is the competency which helps you to learn. We will discuss this competency when you will fill in the questionnaire.

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