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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

E-learning

Literacy in adult education

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| 9 July 2020
| by Altheo VALENTINI

We want to recognise the efforts of the Erasmus+ community in achieving this objective by presenting projects which stand out for their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach which have led them to obtain the “Success Story” label from the European Commission. It is hoped that they may be a source of inspiration for others!

Sara Djelveh

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| 9 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The mastery of certain IT tools as well as the desire to continue doing the work she loves (and she loves doing together!) have pushed Sara's colleagues to try to adapt their offer in the face of the emergency situation and to use it as an opportunity to acquire new skills. This experience has taught them a lot and has "forced" them to use new tools. It was certainly a triumph and a continuous learning process that allowed them to continue to carry out the mission of their association despite the current situation.

Rosa Vieira

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| 9 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

During these months, Rosa had to reinvent herself. A few months ago, if someone had asked her if she ever saw herself working from home, she would have said no. She has a convivial spirit, she likes to share ideas and talk. She misses her co-workers and the excitement. But in fact, they have managed to readjust and reinvent new (different) ways of being close to each other.

Community Stories… so far

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| 6 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

From the beginning, the Community Stories' goals have been to fully engage our community in telling their stories, get to know their colleagues from all over Europe, and share the issues that were affecting their everyday life and that were challenging their education activities. We have received dozens of stories in a short space of time. This confirms our community’s will – or need – to get through this crisis together, sharing their solutions and being an inspiration to each other. We have collected 78 stories from 28 countries... so far.

Trish Murphy

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| 6 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Trish is supporting her healthcare students in a numbers of ways – by telephone, by email, by post, on platforms such as Zoom and WhatsApp. Once or twice she has also met students outside for a socially distant walk to chat face to face to talk about their assignments and the work they were doing. Her learners are responding very well and creatively to this new way of doing things.

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| 3 July 2020
| by DUSANA FINDEISEN

Connectivity, social inclusion and digital inclusion are close concepts relating to the today’s networked society and older people. All professionals, educators involved in older adult education and learning included have responsibility to contribute to reducing the digital divide in our societies. The digital divide separates generations and unfortunately is getting ever wider. Older learners do not really see the benefits of digital education. Undoubtedly face-to-face discussion is still the best method in older adult education meeting most of the older learners' psycho social needs.

Silvia Faggioli

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| 3 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Silvia is a chemistry teacher and collaborates with ADi, the Italian Teachers Association. She is part of the Executive Committee of EBSN. This is the story of how Coronavirus led to the birth of an unexpected collaboration with surprising results. The sudden outbreak forced ADi to review their priorities as many teachers struggled to manage the situation. In particular, teachers asked for psychological support.

Ivana Hrpalo

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| 2 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Self-isolation measures, social distancing, restrictions on movement, home-schooling and working from home are just some of the changes we have seen in our everyday routines. In Ivana's family, they have been able to organise their daily responsibilities relatively well. They centred the daily routine around the work schedules and personal commitments, which proved to work well for everyone.

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| 3 July 2020
| by Lenka Prokopova

The Erasmus+ project "Innovative work-life balance tools to promote equality of men and women" has been carried out by AOA CR in cooperation with the Slovak organization AIVD SR, with the Portuguese partners from EPATV and with the Greek company DAFNI KEK. This project has been funded with support from the European Union.

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| 28 June 2020
| by Hakan YANDIM

In Turkey, Public Education Center's which are given courses and pieces of training for adults had a break because of COVID-19. I communicated with my students via WhatsApp group. I applied a questionnaire to them. According to the survey, I determined the time of my training with the Zoom program. I continued online training in groups at appropriate times for students. I also enrolled my students in my UDEMY courses. Students continued to learn on UDEMY at any time.

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| 23 June 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The European Commission is launching a public consultation on Learning from the COVID-19 crisis: teaching, learning and technology in a changing world. The consultation aims to gather the views of citizens and stakeholders on the future of digital education during the COVID-19 recovery period and beyond. Take part in the public consultation between 18 June 2020 and 04 September 2020!

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| 23 June 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

EBA which was used actively during distance education initiated by the Ministry of National Eduction on March 23 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, became  the 10th most visited internet site of Turkey with 3.1 billion clicks and 3rd most visited education site in the world. EBA mobile application was downloaded 16 million and 700 thousand times by Android phones and 1 million 800 thousand times for iOs devices. TRT EBA made 2 thousand and 516 hours of broadcast and 7 million 383 thousand and 213 students as well as 1 million 30 thousand and 516 teachers actively used EBA.

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| 10 June 2020
| by Isabel Erlebach
This free online course focuses on the following 6 learning and publishing technologies: EPUB3, VR, AR, Interactive Video, Video 360° and Augmented printed materials (like QR-Codes). It is being developed within the Erasmus+ Project "DIMPA (Digital Innovative Multimedia Publishing for All)" and freely accessible in autumn 2020.
Thursday 9 July 2020, Europe

Young people shaping the future of education in Europe: Video conference on the European Education Area

On 9 July, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, will host a video conference with youth representatives from across Europe on the future of education.

Tune into the discussion to discover the vision of young people helping to shape the European Education Area!
We want to know the views of the European youth on:

Tuesday 7 July 2020 to Thursday 9 July 2020, Lithuania

Nemokami nuotoliniai mokymai – Būkime saugūs internete

Kaip būti saugesniems internete ir apdairiai dirbti su technologijomis?

Kaip saugiau naudotis socialiniais tinklais, kaip atpažinti galimas grėsmes ir rizikas internete bei kokių pagrindinių saugumo priemonių imtis, siekiant apsaugoti skaitmeninius įrenginius?

Šioje mokymų programoje supažindinama su pagrindinėmis saugos žiniomis skaitmeniniame pasaulyje. Mokymų dalyviai sužinos,kaip saugiai bei atsakingai elgtis naudojant skaitmeninius įrenginius ir internetą.

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.

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| 9 July 2020
| by Theognosia Petrou

The Women Education and Strategic Approach for Training- WESTART!  project aims to promote the social inclusion, the strategic approach for vocational education and active participation of women aged 25- 40 years including: European, non-European and EU women, stateless, refugee, nomads, single mothers, women subject to family/ religious ties, women from rural areas.

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| 6 July 2020
| by Renata Jankevičienė
The main objective of Erasmus + KA2 project OUR DIGI SPACE is to provide hard-toreach adults with flexible learning opportunities through face-to-face interactions and an interactive e-learning platform and a mobile application equipped with gamification strategies to foster their digital skills.

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| 28 June 2020
| by Hakan YANDIM

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, 107 countries had implemented national school closures by March 18, 2020. It is unknown whether school measures are effective in coronavirus outbreaks (eg, due to severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome, or COVID-19). We undertook a systematic review by searching three electronic databases to identify what is known about the effectiveness of school closures and other school social distancing practices during coronavirus outbreaks. We included 16 of 616 identified articles.

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| 23 June 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

In early March, many countries began to close schools to slow the spread of coronavirus.Education leaders have subsequently launched rapid response programmes, implementedmeasures to support system recovery and explored long-term reforms. This paper proposes afive-part approach to guide education leaders through this process.

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| 23 June 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

During this time of crisis, education will not be business-as-usual, and EdTech alone cannot close the learning gap. It will be dedicated teachers and resilient educators who will ensure learning doesn’t stop — but they could be helped by the right EdTech tools. The digital divide means that internet and mobile network access varies greatly in middle- and low-income countries. Governments can provide immediate support by informing teachers about simple grassroots platforms where they can share their own EdTech solutions.

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| 15 June 2020
| by UK National Agency

This is an online course for anyone interested in the European Solidarity Corps. The seven units of this course cover the general overview of the European Solidarity Corps funding opportunities, specific information about Volunteering, Traineeships and Jobs and Solidarity Projects, support measures for young people, how to obtain Quality Label, and how to apply for funding.

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| 15 June 2020
| by Hüseyin KAYGIN

This short report aims to describe what happened in the countries of the EU neighbourhood and Central Asian during the COVID-19 crisis. It documents the truly impressive achievements, while providing a reality-check for those who see the internet as the means to fulfilling the promise of education for all, whenever and wherever. This report builds on the mapping of the responses of 27 education systems in South Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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| 9 June 2020
| by Alenka Miler

The publication Active and Healthy Seniors is a useful tool for healthy and active ageing with beneficial information and tips on nutrition, exercise and the importance of social networking, for anyone looking to improve their lifestyle or engage with older people more actively. It is part of the international project Preparation for Active Ageing, supported by Erasmus+, and is one of the four modules.