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EPALE Discussion: How can digital learning be used in the Upskilling Pathways initiative?

21/03/2017
ag EPALE Moderator

 

As part of EPALE’s March focus on digital and e-learning, we would like to hear your views on how digital learning can be used in the Upskilling Pathways initiative.

The discussion will be moderated by EPALE’s Thematic Coordinator for Learning Environments, Simon Broek. Don’t miss this opportunity to share with the EPALE community your experience, views and questions about digital learning.

The discussion took place on 23 March 2017 at 2:00pm CET and we covered the following broader questions:

  1. How do we ensure that digital tools have a valuable contribution in providing basic skills for all adults (i.e. making upskilling pathways a reality)?
  2. What is needed at the level of the adult learning professional, the institution level and the policy level?

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Graciela Sbertoli's picture

Your country is a good example of how to successfully implemet digitalization at all levels, but I am a bit curious: do you have any experience in the design of good eLearning systems aimed at adults with low levels of education? Most European eLearning seems still to be aimed at people who have already acquired upper secondary qualifications...

 

Ulrika Knutsson's picture

We work together with orther partners in Sweden to highlight the digital inclusion in the DIGIDEL-network. 

The main purpose are to help people where they are in the pathway and help them with the steps to come further in digital skills. Right now it´s a lot about e-Citizenships  rights and possibilities. 

In our diffrent courses in Folkbildningsactivites we try to educate pedagoges and teachers to get better skills and be more safe in digital tools and digital ways of learning. A good way to success will be to make the trainers/learners/facilitators safe comfortable in being part of the digital community. You will also put in critical thinking as part of the work of course. If digital tools are part of the learningprocess in such way it´s getting people on the pathway.

 

We are part of the GET-ONLINE-WEEK 2017 (Part of the Telecentersin Europa activites) in our network DIGIDEL. DUe to that partnership alot of activites will be made during next week in sweden. digidel.se

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Rumen HALACHEV's picture

Hej Ulrika,

That event sounds very interesting! I was wondering if you could provide us with a link so we can learn more about the event?

Rumen

Silke Bettray's picture

Smart applications can be developed for the teaching staff as well. A project at the German Institute for Adult Education is developing a search engine, which automatically ranks texts on the internet concerning the learning level the teaching staff is looking for (for example, an easy understandable text for alphabetization courses, a more complex text for school graduation courses and so forth).

So it reliefs the teaching staff concerning course preparation.

Graciela Sbertoli's picture

Both for the info about the app for alphabetization and for the excellent idea about the language level filter. Do you have any link for the last one?

Simon BROEK's picture

Wow, there are quite some interesting examples of apps, websites, platforms, blended learning modalities (and we haven't in full explored what is already published on EPALE)!

When looking at factors for success for basic skills acquisition through digital tools I notice the following (very broad topics):

 

  • - learning needs to be relevant
  • - learning needs to be tailored to life of the learners
  • - accessible (via own device/phone)
  • - supported or provided in a blended way
  • ...

Did I miss something? Please add!

Brian Caul's picture

* Learning needs to be individualised, not based on stereotypes. Every learner is an individual.