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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



| 30 June 2020
| by Esra Telli

The difficulties caused by the distance education process, which is a very new experience for many teachers, affect all teachers, although to varying degrees. Even teachers who actively use technological tools before this process say that they have a hard time trying to carry out everything related to teaching online. In this context, some of the suggestions offered to guide teachers who have difficulty in the distance education process are as follows:


| 30 June 2020
| by Esra Telli

Almost all schools around the world have been shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, in many countries, education was not completely stopped, and countries and schools turned to distance education practices. Various measures have been taken to ensure that students are not completely disconnected from educational processes by using technological tools such as television, online platforms, internet and mobile applications. Many countries started distance education very fast after the closure of the schools.


| 24 June 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Dr. Bánhidi Sándorné is a 75 year old adult education vocational supervisor and teacher, school manager, adult education administration and programme expert. With 22 years of experience in the field of adult education, she currently works at Informatika-Számítástechnika Tanárok Egyesülete (Association of IT and Computer Science Teachers). Due to her age, she felt naturally nervous about being at risk, so she has followed all the government guidelines.


| 23 June 2020
| by Malgorzata Dybala

Various types of content - texts, illustrations, graphics - form a significant part of digital educational products.  And as it is true about education, they should be clear, understandable and engaging at the same time. What should we do to make sure that our content is of good quality, serves its function and does not contain errors?

These were the topics of a conversation we had as part of the Digital Learning Drive initiative with Tomasz Kuc, an expert on graphic design and making things simple. This article is a summary of the interview. 


| 23 June 2020
| by Emil Thirup-Sorknæs

In March, the coronavirus crisis meant huge consequences for adult education programmes across the Nordic countries. For many, the solution involved new forms of remote learning, which in turn presented teachers and educators with new challenges – especially those who teach initial and functional literacy for adults. In the midst of all the chaos, it has been important to remember that all teaching should be based on the students’ resources, and that all course participants have resources which can and should be used in their learning in order to make it relevant and motivating.

Katrien Bernaerts


| 23 June 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Katrien Bernaerts works for Toll-net (Technology-Supported Lifelong Learning) which offers training programs to teachers and school management to support quality e-learning and combined learning. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, she moved everything to webinars in order to support people as much as possible. From the beginning of the lockdown, they organised 15 open webinars and reached about 1600 people.


| 22 June 2020
| by Keith Hatch

As the lockdown forced many workers to remain at home at lot of the learning support offered by unionlearn through regional and national events was put on hold. Unionlearn quickly developed a Learning @ Home campaign to support these workers continue to access skills development opportunities – and the resource has been proving very popular as new content, webinars and offers continue to be added.


| 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.


| 15 May 2020
| by Per Esempio Onlus

Last week, the third staff training of Key-Co System project should have taken place in Palermo. Staff of partner organizations would have gathered in Sicily from Spain, Germany and Greece to take part in a very inspiring experience led by the members of Giocherenda, an artistic collective of young migrants come to Italy from Africa, and with the participation of Massimiliano Schirinzi, teacher at the University of Palermo.

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 forced us to change all plans and to postpone this training, but we think that behind this occurrence there is a hidden chance.


| 12 May 2020
| by maria fabiani

The European Commission in collaboration with Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale is developing a European Network of Cities for Apprenticeships.
This network aims to raise awareness on the role of the cities in supporting apprenticeships in collaboration with regional and national stakeholders, to become an advocacy platform, and to provide cities with information, training, and technical and policy assistance.

Wednesday 8 July 2020, Turkey

The Difference Between Emergency Remote Learning and Online Learning

An online conference will be held by Ege University Distance Education Application and Research Center. Charles Hodges will attend the conference as a speaker. Hodges will address "The differences between emergency remote learning and online learning..Conference attendance is free and and those who wish can participate online.

Monday 29 June 2020, Estonia

Veebikeskkondade Mentimeter ja Padlet kasutamisvõimalused

Koolituse teemad:
1) veebikeskkonna Mentimeter kasutamisvõimalused
Mentimeter on keskkond, mis sobib eriti hästi kiire tagasiside saamiseks. Tasuta saab teha valikvastustega ning vabavastustega küsimusi, millele on väga mugav vastata mobiilsete seadmetega.
2) veebikeskkonna Padlet kasutamisvõimalused
Padlet on lihtsalt kasutatav keskkond, kuhu on võimalik lisada märkmeid (postitusi), lühisõnumeid ja mitmesugust muud materjali. Padlet sobib hästi ühistööks, SWOT analüüsi koostamiseks või märkmete, materjalide kogumiseks ja jagamiseks.

Thursday 2 July 2020, Malta

Responding to Covid-19: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of adult learners going online

This webinar will focus on the provision of remote distance learning by online means as a response to COVID-19 by Malta's largest provider of adult education - the Directorate for Lifelong Learning. What measures were taken to combat the disruption brought about by the closure of all educational institutions? How did the adult learners and educators respond to video-conferencing as an alternative to face-to-face instruction?

Moderator: Joseph Vancell
Guest speakers: Aleks Farrugia and Mahira Spiteri

Thursday 27 August 2020, Estonia

Koolitushooaja avaseminar: Kuidas läbi viia tulemuslikke veebikoolitusi?

Ka sel aastal koguneb Eesti Sisekoolituse Arendamise Liit traditsiooniliselt augustikuu teisel poolel, et üheskoos midagi põnevat õppida ja torti süües algavat koolitushooaega tervitada.

Virtuaalses ruumis saab sarnaselt füüsilise ruumiga teha nii huvitavat ja mõjusat koolitust kui ka igavat ja kuiva. Sel korral kuulemegi, kuidas kaasahaaravat e-koolitust ette valmistada ja läbi viia. Teeme ülevaate platvormidest ja tööriistadest ning harjutame põneva e-koolituse loomist.

09.30-10.00 Kogunemine ja tervituskohv

Saturday 28 November 2020, Turkey

6th International Congress on Education, Distance Education and Educational Technology- ICDET

ICDET Congress is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. ICDET invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

Congress Language: Turkish and English

Tuesday 23 June 2020, Malta

Lesson study: A collaborative model for professional learning

This webinar will focus on lesson study as one model of professional learning. Participants will be presented with lesson study as a process for professional learning and then shown how the lesson study cycle engages educators in a collaborative inquiry involving planning, teaching and evaluating a research lesson.

Moderator: Michael Buhagiar
Guest speakers: James Calleja, Bethan Hindley, Randolph Peresso and Laura Formosa

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| 30 May 2020
| by Esra Telli

The selection of resources and platforms that you will find here has been elaborated in order to facilitate the rapid identification of helpful technological solutions that could be used to support remote learning. The list provided here is not meant to be comprehensive, however, the selection has been driven by prioritizing resources and solutions that are free (or freemium), offline friendly or are available in more than one language (especially beyond, English).


| 27 May 2020
| by İhsan Ulus

"With rapid changes in information and communication technologies, it is no longer sufficient for language teachers and pre-service teachers (PTs) to know how to use existing digital tools. They also need to be digitally literate in order to critically evaluate such tools and platforms for safe, wise, and productive use. Within a qualitative approach, this study investigated Turkish PTs’ conceptualisation of digital literacy. This included an exploration of how PTs defined this concept, what kind of tools they used, and for which purposes they preferred to use digital tools.


| 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.