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EPALE Community: Share your good practice examples and successful projects on digital adult learning

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Good practice examples in Digital adult Learning


As part of our thematic focus on digital adult learning, we want to hear from you – the EPALE community – about any good practice examples and successful projects related to digital learning for adults.

Have you come across or designed an innovative methodology for teaching adults through IT? Perhaps you have been involved in or heard of a successful project that aimed to use digital tools in adult learning? Share your stories, tips, case studies and good practice examples in the comments below between 25-28 February and help to inspire adult learning professionals across Europe.

Don't forget to include links to the resources, projects and project outcomes mentioned, and explain briefly why you consider this resource/project to be a good practice example.

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Lietotāja Iliana Taneva attēls
The first stage of the free of charge training of ICT teachers under the Cisco Networking Academy program has finished on the 8th of February 2019.
In October the Bulgarian Association of the Networking Academies, as an official coordinator of the Cisco Academies in Bulgaria, in partnership with the Bulgarian Industrial Association started a program for establishment of 20 Cisco Academies in vocational schools all over the country, as well as training for 90 instructors.
The “IT Essentials – a Basis for Information Technologies” course for 43 teachers consists of an overall review of information technologies, introduction to the networks, computer maintenance, safe work with computers, computer assembly, installation and re-installation of various software, including operational systems, localization of problems and their solving. 

The “IT Essentials” training course ended with a final examination for all teachers and they received training certificates with qualification credits from the Bulgarian Industrial Association, the latter being authorized for continuing teacher’s training for professional development by the minister of education and science.
Most of the teachers will continue their training in the course for Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA) – "Cisco-certified Assistant for work with networks", which will be held until the month of September 2019.

Lietotāja Liesbeth De Paepe attēls
Practising Dutch as a second language skills through online tasks: NedBox At the Centre for Language and Education (Centrum voor Taal en Onderwijs – KULeuven), we developed NedBox (, a digital platform which aims to offer adult learners of Dutch as a second language (DSL) online practice opportunities in a fun, non-academic way during their leisure time. NedBox ( is a dynamic, learner-driven online environment in which learners can choose and perform meaningful tasks, tailored to their needs and interests, based on appealing and authentic online input; in which they are provided with online support and in which they get immediate online feedback. Considering the group of low-educated learners, with low digital skills, special attention was given to the accessibility of the platform. Innovative to NedBox is that it builds on the success factors for second language acquisition as well as online learning to create a powerful and motivating online learning environment. A first principle is that adult second-language learners must have a diversified language offer, with stimulating and authentic online input. More specifically, the training activities on NedBox start from up-to-date visual, text and sound material. It offers various themes that tie in with the roles of newcomers: work, children, consumers, leisure, social contact, life in Belgium, health, the world and 'really happened'. The platform is fed with new items every week. Secondly, NedBox offers functional tasks, tailored to the needs and interests of adult second language learners: filling in a form, reading and understanding invitations, writing a card, .... Thirdly, it is the learner, not the system, who chooses which fragments will be viewed and which tasks will be performed and in which order. Next, the learners’ motivation also increases due to the immediate and targeted online feedback. In addition, the learner can interact with other users, with native speakers and with the outside world, for example via a Facebook community. And last but not least: considering the user group of NedBox, which consists of both highly-educated and less-educated learners, special attention was paid to the general design of the online learning environment, which should be as intuitive and accessible as possible. Acknowledgements: NedBox was developed with financial support from the European Integration Fund. 
Lietotāja Simon BROEK attēls
Thanks a lot for the valuable contributions provided this week.
I have been overambitious I must admit. I wanted to draft a short overview blog on the projects and comments posted this week, but with more than 60 contributions, 38 different projects and a number of further reading comments and reflections, I simply cannot get through in one weekend!

There will be an overview blog, but please be patient. In the meantime please continue further posting projects or explore the other dedicated pages of EPALE on digital learning such as:
/en/blog/epale-podcast-february-2019-digital-adult-learning /en/blog/self-reflection-schools-digital-age-selfie-relevant-adult-learning
Lietotāja Brikena XHOMAQI attēls
In the New Media Age we are constantly surrounded by all kinds of information, from political issues to advertisements and marketing, which gets to us with no filter other than our own capacity to critically assess its validity. Biased information appears to be particularly difficult to decode for the less media-literate demographics; while the rates of digital literacy have proved to disregard age or educational level, the Open Your Eyes project targets specifically adult learners and educators and seeks to improve their digital literacy by providing them with tools to identify fake news and fight the spread of disinformation online

The project intends to deliver two main outputs: 
  • “Check IT Out” Database: after thorough comparative research, the partners will compile a collection of best practices and initiatives that will enable users to develop a critical approach to news consumption and hopefully trigger their critical sense towards this issue. Research will be conducted in a selection of European countries interested by phenomena such as separatism and rising disinformation, particularly around the time of national and European elections, and will allow future users to design individual strategies to confront disinformation based on what worked best in other countries. 
  • “Check IT Out” Labs: held by especially-trained adult educators and based on the previously developed database, the Labs target groups of 10+ adult learners in partner countries with the objective of developing their critical and digital skills, bringing them closer to the concept of fake news and ultimately spreading awareness about the topic within their network. 

Programme: Erasmus+ KA2 

Reference: 2018-1-BG01-KA204-047871 

Coordinator: Nikanor – Bulgaria 

Partners: OpenEurope – Spain; UPI – Slovenia; ADR Nord-Est – Romania; EU DisinfoLab – Belgium; LLLPlatform – Belgium; DLearn - Italy  
Lietotāja Aisha SMITH attēls
This looks like a very interesting and worthwhile project, which could also be relevant to EPALE's next theme on Citizenship Education for adults to be ore critically aware, and recognise 'fake news'.
Lietotāja Beata Tarnowska attēls
Jestem bibliotekarką i trenerką z Polski. Od ponad 6 lat współpracuje z Fundacją Rozwoju Społeczności Informacyjnych (FRSI). 
Projekt "O finansach ... w bibliotece" realizowany jest od 2012 roku (obecnie przygotowujemy VI edycję projektu!) Z Narodowym Bankiem Polskim w ramach programu edukacji ekonomicznej. W tym celu warto poświęcić więcej czasu. Z myślą o tym, co się dzieje, należy: Z ra Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life 
Innowacyjność projektu "O finansach ... w bibliotece" uczenie się. Łączymy kurs e-learningowy i inne narzędzia IT innovative związanie edukacji (webinaria, konsultacje online, forum internetowe wymiany doświadczeń na platformie dedykowane bibliotekarzom itp.). Z tych źródeł połączenia bibliotekarze, trenerzy, uczniowie i nauczyciele, uczniowie, nauczyciele, uczniowie, nauczyciele i nauczyciele.

Szkolenia stacjonarne zajmują zasoby online (według cyklu Kolba). Aby ułatwić sobie korzystanie z nowoczesnych technologii informatycznych, takich jak technologie informacyjne, technologie informacyjne i komunikacyjne, technologie informatyczne i komunikacyjne (np. platforma dedykowana dla bibliotekarzy itp.) 
Jakie kursy e-learningowe proponujemy jako bazowe Narzędzia IT w rodzinie finansów:
o 10-modułowy interaktywny kurs e-learningowy dla dorosłych mieszkańców - do podstawowych programów z zakresu finansów, oszczędności, inwestycji, ubezpieczeń, e-biznesu itp. dla dorosłych mieszkańców gmin. 
o 6-modułowy kurs e-learningowy dla bibliotekarzy-instruktorów prowadzących ich zajęcia w nauczaniu i pisaniu.

Platforma e-learningowa projektu "O finansach ... w bibliotece":

O mnie wiadomość można zrobić na blogu:
Opis projektu na stronie FRSI:
Dodam fakultatywnie na zakończenie, że od grudnia 2018 roku FRSI, bazując na swoim 5-letnim doświadczeniu w realizacji projektu "O finansach ... w bibliotece", realizuje w ramach programu ERASMUS + projekt "Wiedza o finansach poprzez biblioteki publiczne", dzięki realizacji jest gwałtownie podnoszony poziom wiedzy (Finlandia, Belgia, Bułgaria, Słowenia, Rumunia). Badanie projektowe zostało zaplanowane do etapu 2021 roku.
Konsorcjum organizacji, które realizują projekt: 
Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego (FRSI)
Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF)
Biblioteka Narodowa i Uniwersytecka (NUK)
Biblioteka Judeteana Ovid Densusianu Hunedoara (BJHD)
Lietotāja Marcin Szeląg attēls
The Brooklyn Museum in New York created a mobile app that helps you visiting museum and learning from exhibitions. The innovation of this tool lies in its simplicity. App allows you to ask questions about viewed works of art and get answers in real time. Thus, there are no ready answers to hypothetical questions, but they are prepared for specific, individual questions that appear when someone visiting the museum. At the technical level, the application is a communicator that allows you to connect with educators who are in museum galleries at the same time. Their task is to answer any doubts raised during the visit, in particular, questions about the meaning of exhibited works of art. The most interesting questions and answers are then posted on the website. A good educational tool combining a traditional educational method with mobile app. See 
Lietotāja James Callus attēls
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills in collaboration with St Margaret College embarked on the Family Project which was organised for the first time in Maltese schools. The concept of the Family Coding programme, which focuses on the creative use of the school tablet as part of the One Tablet per Child initiative, is to invite parents/guardians together with their children who are in Years 4, 5 and 6, to discuss how these can be used in computational thinking processes. In these sessions, parents/guardians and their children had to collaborate together to plan and create a digital story from scratch and availed themselves of a spherical robot to engage in problem solving activities. Unplugged activities were also carried out to acquaint parents/guardians and children with the aforementioned thinking processes. This initiative also endeavoured to make our schools accessible to the wider community to foster the students’ digital competences while collaboratively working with their parents/guardians hence bridging the digital divide.  

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills and Malta Libraries have partnered up to offer Parents/Guardians the opportunity to participate in several coding workshops together with their children (age 8 - 10). During the workshop, adults are assisted by their children to help discover ways in which they can learn to code through play! These sessions form part of Malta Libraries' programme for EU Code Week Malta 2018.
Lietotāja Aisha SMITH attēls
I like that this involves the parents/carers, given that research has showed that many parents do not feel confident in helping their children with homework (never mind coding!). It is a good way for families to learn together, and increase the confidence and skills of adults in digital.