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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Digital inclusion

Alina Puce

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| 27 May 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Alīna is 28 years old and works at the public library in Valmiera, Latvia. She obtained a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information and has been working in universities and national and public libraries for the past 6 years. She only recently started teaching adults, specifically librarians, although she has been teaching adult users individually for years.

Juhani and Matti

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| 21 May 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

This is a dual-narrative story: Juhani Pörtfors 68 and Matti Sarviranta 70+.
They are volunteer workers, digi-guides in a referee association. Their backgrounds are quite different; Juhani Pörtfors is an adult educator and Matti Sarviranta is an engineer. They are peer tutors and they are trained to work as Digi-guides.

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| 20 May 2020
| by Johanni LARJANKO
The exceptional situation followed by the coronavirus has shown why adult digital basic skilss are so important today. What is the role of the education sector in providing an increasing number of adults the necessary skills for life and citizenship?

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| 20 May 2020
| by Markus Palmén

Artificial intelligence is a megatrend, and understanding it will be part of adults’ basic skills in a near future. This is why adult education offering on this topic should be increased. At the core of this new civic skill is the ability to watch the emergence of artificial intelligence with a cool analytical approach. 

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| 13 May 2020
| by Sabrina Somersaari

All seniors did not familiarize with modern information and communication tools in their working lives. But now, since digital competence is strongly linked to wider well-being and autonomy, it is time for them to learn. Therefore, there is a need for low-threshold, close to home, meaningful opportunities to learn digital skills.

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| 11 May 2020
| by Sabrina Somersaari

Senior citizens can no longer just rely on digital experts at their work place, but have to learn to adopt new technologies by themselves. It is the duty of society to offer systematic and professional digital training based on senior pedagogy in order to facilitate daily life, writes Pirkko Ruuskanen-Parrukoski.

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| 11 May 2020
| by Piret Maiberg

As for my experience, all the learning at this time is done via digital environments. The importance of digital competencies and skills is more important than ever. One, as an adult learning provider, can do all the thinkable and unthinkable preparations for a course, but surprises still emerge.  It is impossible to be responsible for the digital competencies of the participators nor the teachers.

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| 22 May 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

With the education recess at schools as a part of the coronavirus measures, EBA became the center of distance education in Turkey and ranked first among global education platforms in April. Announcing digital data concerning distance education between March 23 and April 30, 2020, Director General of Innovations and Education Technologies Anıl Yılmaz stated that EBA reinforced its position among education platforms in the world.

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| 19 May 2020
| by Vikki Liogier

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) – the workforce development body for the Further Education (FE) and Training sector funded by the UK Government – has run a series of free, online webinars to help colleagues across the sector who are working remotely to support students based at home. These webinars contain a host of useful information, tips and advice, they are recorded and are available for practitioners to use whenever convenient.

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| 29 April 2020
| by Ilona Buchem

Virtual mobility has become a valuable way of enabling international academic experiences in situations when we cannot physically travel to an organisation in a different country. The Open Virtual Mobility project (OpenVM) have developed MOOCs to support virtual mobility, especially in context of open education. Find out more about virtual mobility and how you can use the MOOCs.

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| 20 April 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Turkey began airing broadcast school lessons on Monday as part of distance learning measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

National Education Minister Ziya Selcuk taught the first class to millions of students at 09.00 a.m. local time (0600GMT).

First addressing the parents, Selcuk said the world was going through a challenging process due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that schools were closed for a while with the launch of distance education.

Thursday 10 September 2020 to Saturday 12 September 2020, Turkey

VIIth International Eurasian Educational Research Congress- ONLINE

We regret that we have to postpone our International EJERCongress2020, but the health and wellbeing of our participants is our number one priority. After a careful review of the current pandemic situation, we have decided to move EJERCongress2020 from its originally scheduled in-person experience at Anadolu University to a fully virtual one. We are going to hold the congress again in collaboration with the Eurasian Journal of Educational Research (EJER) and Eskişehir Anadolu University between 10 -12 September 2020.

Friday 12 June 2020

“Digital Youth Work: Opportunities and Challenges”

Conect International poziva sve zainteresovane na vebinar ,,Digitalni omladinski rad - prilike i izazovi" ("“Digital Youth Work: Opportunities and Challenges”). Cilje vebinara je podrška omladinskim organizacijama širom Evrope, sa naglaskom na potrebi da se pomogne omladinskim organizacijama u prilagođavanju digitalizaciji, da se podrži njihov rad u online sferi, kao i da se isti promoviše.

Vebinar će se održati 12.6.2020. sa početkom u 18h, a rok za prijavu je 5.6.2020. 

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Tuesday 26 May 2020, Malta

Supporting online teaching and learning

This webinar will provide ideas, self-help tips and sustainable ways on how educators can carry out their practices online. A number of technological tools and their pedagogical merits will be discussed, and a critique of how one can enact meaningful learning experiences via technology will be presented.
Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna
Guest speakers: Joseph Vancell and Patrick Camilleri

Thursday 14 May 2020, Malta

The shift towards remote learning in primary education in the COVID-19 era. New pastures in teacher training programmes.

During this webinar participants will discuss the rapid transition towards remote learning in primary education during the COVID 19 era. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the role of remote learning in future scenarios and analyse the effect of the current situation in future teacher training programmes. Common trends in remote learning observed since the closure of primary schools will also be discussed. Register: https://bit.ly/2z7rZZT

Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Thursday 9 July 2020, Italy

International and Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference on Digital Environments for Learning (VCDEL 2020)

In the last few years, people's use of various digital technology has increased significantly both at home and in the work place. In this context, information and communication technologies offer new semantic spaces and action boundaries to experiment with different approaches for alternative and inclusive learning: e-books, virtual museums, serious game, immersive virtual realities, represent some of the possible digital environments in which to place innovative learning methods.

Thursday 21 May 2020, Hungary

Közösségépítés és művelődés az online térben – műhelymunka

A Civil Közösségek Háza az EPALE projekt társszervezésében "Közösségépítés és művelődés az online térben" címmel műhelybeszélgetést szervez. A rendezvény célja, hogy a felnőttkori tanulás területén aktív közművelődési szereplők megosszák egymással azon tapasztalataikat és jó gyakorlataikat, amelyekkel a koronavírus járvány okozta megváltozott munkakörülmények alatt gazdagodtak. Célcsoportja a téma iránt érdeklődő könyvtárak, művelődési központok, múzeumok és civil szervezetek.

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| 21 May 2020
| by NSS UK

Created by the Department for Education, The Skills Toolkit is a new online learning platform to help boost skills while people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is made up of free online courses, tools, and resources to help improve digital and numeracy skills. 

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| 11 May 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Time pressures often necessitate the use of more efficient exam tools, such as electronic exams (e-exams), instead of traditional paper exams. However, teachers may face challenges when introducing e-exams in a higher education context. This paper describes what kinds of challenges teachers may face when introducing e-exams, based on experiences in Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) where e-exams have been used since 2012.