The Connected Care of Older Adults training programme - developed for formal and informal caregivers – consists of the following modules:
Module 1: Digital skills for caregivers
Module 2: Active and healthy ageing
Module 3: Assistive technologies
Module 4: Virtual communities
For the online course a multilingual e-learning environment was implemented, in which standard e-learning course components (core content, glossaries, self-assessment tools, assignments, quizzes) and web 2.0 tools facilitating constructive learning were combined.
The validation of the platform was carried out by representatives of the target groups:
- VET students preparing for a career as carers of older adults.
- Formal carers working in social care of older adults
- Informal caregivers involved in the long-term-care of their relatives
The pilots started in May and finished in the middle of July in 2019. Initially 128 people registered on the e-learning platform (https://moodle.grandis21.hu/), form five countries: Hungary, Spain, France, UK and Ireland. 48 participants completed the whole course successfully, exceeding the average success rate of e-learning courses.
Participants were highly satisfied with the learning content and with the course as a whole. They appreciated the work of the mentors, the organization and structure of the course, they considered the assignments (reflection on own experiments with older adults) to be very inspiring and well balanced. As one of them noted: „It’s amazing, how open minded I’ve become in the field of elderly care thanks to this course – however I must improve myself in being more patient – and I’ll keep my eyes on news and articles on older adults.”
Behind the success there is the design of the e-learning platform with attractive and motivating media components and a special methodology of delivering the online course, focusing on active, participative and connected learning.
The results are published under the Creative Commons license of "Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International", allowing European organisations to use, distribute, modify and even commercialise the Grandis curriculum and learning content freely.
Project portal: http://grandis.prompt.hu/ (dissemination platform for visitors)
E-learning platform: https://moodle.grandis21.hu/