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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

E-learning

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals.

The HR Club of Moravian and Silesian Region from the Czech Republic (https://www.kpms.cz/) in cooperation with Bulgarian partner Together and Portuguesse partner CooLabora developed under the Erasmus+ project the e-learning content concerning gender and equal treatment. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

How can educational paths of adult migrants be fostered? How can teachers and educators in the field of adult education cooperate and develop innovative practices?

Key-Co System is a project funded by KA2 of Erasmus+ program designed to provide a possible answer to these challenging questions, thanks to the joint action of four organizations, three adult schools and two universities coming from five different European countries - Italy, Germany, Spain, UK and Greece - that share a high presence of migrants and refugees attending local educational paths.

An Cosán VCC is currently accepting expressions of interest from learners for Certificate and Higher Certificate programmes for it to hold based on demand, and would be delighted if those working in adult learning would consider discussing this with any potential students they believe might be suitable and benefit from the course. Expressions of interest are being accepted via survey that can be found through the link here.

Are you interested in exploring opportunities for Social Enterprise in your community? 

An Cosán VCC is facilitating a series of seminars (live community conversations) exploring social enterprise entitled "Tein-Eigen the Need-Fire". These will be addressing the theme of "Online Collaboration and Opportunities for Social Enterprise in Communities".  

Participation is free of charge with the first session taking place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 which will be followed by 6 online sessions which will run on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, on the following dates: Tuesday 9th July; 13th August; 10th September; 8th October; 12th November and 10th December 2019.

Both the Department for Education and regulatory body for exams and testing, Ofqual, have launched consultations for the new digital skills qualifications. The DfE’s consultation will consider content to be included in the courses and Ofqual’s consultation will focus on effective regulation of the qualifications.

Scotland will provide a new £1 million Digital Start Fund, which aims to help those out of work and on low incomes to access better job opportunities. It also aims to bridge the skills gap and ensure that employers are able to recruit candidates with a strong digital skill set. Scotland will provide a new £1 million Digital Start Fund, which aims to help those out of work and on low incomes to access better job opportunities. It also aims to bridge the skills gap and ensure that employers are able to recruit candidates with a strong digital skill set.

In the first quarter of this century, digital media has been consolidated as an essential part of everyday life. The digital world presumably presents many advantages and opportunities nonetheless, it also carriers risks and threats we were not used to. In the age of fake news, disinformation, algorithms, artificial intelligence, ubiquitous learning, social networks, etc. it is essential to understand the operating principles and mechanisms of the Internet and media to safely navigate the Internet environment and take informed decisions. 
1 August 2019
by Andrea Gallardo
(es)

A large number of psychological studies claim that a person's consciousness changes while they are learning, and there are various mental processes that have an effective effect on the development of the brain and the consciousness. Learning affects mental and thought processes. Constant learning creates new neural pathways, with the brain remaining in function and not deteriorating.

31 July 2019
by Ivana Jevtic
(en)

Digital learning and education are as important as formal education has been up to now, however there is a much larger amount of information available through digital learning. By using a variety of technical tools, a greater number of information can be displayed, and the material presented is more interesting.

31 July 2019
by Ivana Jevtic
(en)

Linguacuisine is an app created by an Erasmus+ project that allows people to create and share recipes, in turn allowing them to build a variety of skills, in particular cultural awareness and language skills. In celebration of the success of the project, they are holding the LinguaChef competition, which will provide the winner with a £200 cash prize and a LinguaChef Gold Certificate.

26 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Despite the annual tourism statistics, which emphasise an increasing number of visitors to European wineries, training courses on wine tourism are rare. Indeed, to this day, only two universities offer training in the œnotourism sector, those being Universidade Lusófona in Portugal and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

At least 1 in 8 students are neurodiverse (this includes conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and Developmental Language Disorders) but not all students arrive at college with a diagnosis or have had previous support for a variety of reasons. This may include moving around the education system (Looked after Young People) and lower recognition of traits in females.

Using online robust tools for screening for neurodiversity and assessing studying skills at induction allows for practical and student-centred support for those who require it in a timely manner.

Interactive apps can also support the student when moving from college into work. The Do-IT Profiler accessible web-based system allows this to happen.

4 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)
Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Saturday 18 April 2020, Turkey

International Pegem Conference on Education (IPCEDU-2020)

International Pegem Conference on Education (IPCEDU-2020), whose main theme is "The Role of Education in Developing/Improving Social Conscience", aims to introduce scientific studies to the world of publication by addressing and discussing academic issues. The conference program includes panels, workshops, oral presentations, comprehensive research and poster presentations. Presentation languages are Turkish and English.  

Wednesday 13 November 2019, Estonia

Koolituskonverents 2020

 

Tere tulemast Eesti koolitusmaastiku aastasündmusele, kus saad sisukalt ja mitmekesiselt veeta terve põneva päeva! Sul on võimalus külastada erinevaid töötube, kogeda enda peal, kuidas üks või teine koolitus tundub, koguda hulgaliselt praktilisi nõuandeid, mida saad oma töökohal kas või kohe kasutama hakata, ning arvukalt huvitavaid mõtteid, kuidas (ja kellega!) oma ettevõtte või meeskonna järgmise aasta koolituskalendrit rikastada. 

An Cosán Virtual Community College (An Cosán VCC) with the support of EPALE Ireland held its third annual "Community Partner Forum" on Wednesday 29th of May in NDRC, Dublin 8. This presentation addresses the theme of "Global, National and local: The Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Education and Work".  

These presentations from An Cosán VCC's Annual Partner Forum, are by Mark Kelly of An Cosán VCC's Skills to Succeed Academy and Kieran Farrell of Accenture Interactive, and introduce An Cosán VCC's S2S Academy, an e-learning tool which aim to develop a digital competency assessment tool and curriculum, and Accenture's Digital Stepping Stones, which hopes to address the digital divide in Ireland.

These presentations are from An Cosán VCC's recent annual "Community Partner Forum" addressing the theme of "Inspiring local leadership to embrace innovation" and include three presentations from organisers of inovative community and social entreprenueship projects from throughout Ireland. 

This is a final report of "DigiWBL" project (Digital Methods in Work Based Learning in Vocational Education). In this Erasmus+ Strategig partnership project Central Ostobothnia Vocational College (Kpedu, FI), Myerscough College (UK) and Joniskis Agricultural College (LT) built a network to exchange experiences and benchmark how digital tools and methods are used in work based learning (WBL) periods of adult students in vocational education.

The purpose of this paper is to explain the definition, dimensions, and effects of the concept of Digital Citizenship, which comes into our lives because of the development of information and communication technologies. Accordingly, this paper focuses on the concept of e-government, online shopping, internet banking, and social networks and discusses the important concerns in the light of in-depth literature review.

Certification of education and training is not a new concept in Denmark or other countries, as several forms of certification and accreditation already exist, but certifying vocational courses offered via e-learning is a new development. In this context, e-learning is treated as an overarching term which encompasses blended learning as well as purely web-based learning (distance learning). The pilot certification scheme covers descriptions of the objectives, content and organisation of e-learning courses, taking into account the participants’ prior learning.

Looking for a flexible, interactive and, above all, a practical training course that will make it easier to plan classes and interact with your students using digital instruments and tools? E-trainers.eu is a great opportunity for you to become a more competent digital teacher. 

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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