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Challenges, developments and trends in digital learning

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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.


Blog posts

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.

Artificial intelligence cracks open the black box of learning (EN)

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.

Self-reflection for schools in the digital age (SELFIE): relevant for adult learning? (EN)

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.

Artificial intelligence can customise adult learning (EN)

Topi Litmanen (PhD) from education start-up Claned shed light on what the AI start-up world has in store for adult educators.

Gamification in adult learning: expectations vs reality (EN)

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:


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