Five partner organizations, from four EU countries, with experience in formal and non-formal adult education and belonging to different sectors (university, open university, NGO, company and institution providing services to the unemployed) have decided to combine their knowledge and experience from their work so far and develop an innovative tool that will have a wide application, and which will be adapted for use by people with basic IT knowledge. The aim of our project is to include the long-term unemployed (with an emphasis on women) in the processes of online education and / or hybrid teaching through the development of an innovative digital tool that will enable them to acquire the competencies needed in the labor market. To achieve this goal, we will develop a web application that will be accessible to people with minimal IT literacy, access will be provided via mobile phones and , in addition to main goal, the apllication will support the process of assessing candidates, help the participants to take place in selected courses and enable the implementation of virtual practice and evaluation of results.
Conference: Digital education for all
We invite you to a hybrid conference that will be held for the purpose of disseminating the project results of the Erasmus+ project "Digital education for all - Development of technologies in order to improve the learning of unemployed persons" which will be held at the Department of Psychology, Palacký University Olomouc, Vodární 6, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic, in the period from 25.10.2023 to 26.10.2023. The aim of this conference is the dissemination and demonstration of the project results to the target group of the project as well as to the general public.
Link for registration for online participation: https://forms.gle/WeKhPDuAYfXuQfVT6
Conference programme and further information can be found here
Transnational meeting in Drniš, Croatia
On September 12th and 13th, 2023, the fifth, and the final, transnational meeting of partners was held as part of the Erasmus+ project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons". The meeting was hosted by the "ŽENA" Association, and the meeting was held at the Association's offices in the town of Drniš, Republic of Croatia. The meeting was attended by all partners and experts involved in working on project results, both live in the association's offices and online via the Zoom application.
The main purpose of the meeting was revision of progress of project results, but also, discussion regarding further efforts that are needed to successfully bring the project to completion. During the working meeting, new conceptual solutions implemented in the online education platform, which is being developed as part of project result 1, were presented. The implemented virtual practice system was presented, which, according to the partners' opinions, will bring significant additional value to future participants of the platform. At the same time, agreements were made at the meeting regarding the organization of hybrid conferences that will be held through the month of October. These events will be organized in order to disseminate project results and familiarize the target group with the possibilities of platform for online education.
The project was financed with the help of the Agency for Mobility and EU programs from the Erasmus+ fund of the European Union, it is implemented for a period of 24 months, and the total value of grants amounts to 142,406.00 euros.
Below, see how the work gathering of the partners in Drniš looked like!
Transnational meeting in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
On June 22nd and 23rd, 2023, a transnational meeting was held as part of the Erasmus+ "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons" project. Meeting was hosted by Ljudska Univerza Slovenska Bistrica in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia. The meeting was attended by all partners involved in the project, and the meeting was once again an excellent opportunity for all partners to discuss the project tasks and socialize.
The main purpose of the meeting was to control the progress of creation of project results, and through active conversation the partners made decisions essential for the successful completion of the project as well as the successful creation of project results. Thus, at the meeting, the final proposal and the demo version of the web platform were presented, which, after the completion of the project, will support innovative and interactive forms of learning for the target group of the project, but also for the wider population. Also, the meeting presented the final versions of the educational courses created by our respectful partners solely for the purpose of creating a platform for assisted learning. The date of the final transnational meeting in September, which will also be organized in the purpose of disseminating project results, was discussed at the meeting.
The project was financed with the help of the Agency for Mobility and EU programs from the Erasmus+ fund of the European Union, it is implemented for a period of 24 months, and the total value of grants amounts to 142,406.00 EUR.
Below, You can see how the work gathering of the partners in Slovenska Bistrica looked like!
Transnational meeting Krakow, Poland
On October 13th and 14th, 2022, the third transnational meeting was held in the framework of the project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons" in Krakow, Poland. The meeting was organized by the Polish partner, Eurokreator, and the purpose of it was to create the final version of the web application and the online education program based on the results of the web application testing.
The goal of the whole project is to include long-term unemployed people (with an emphasis on women) in the processes of online education and/or hybrid classes through the development of an innovative digital tool that will enable them to acquire the competencies needed in the labor market. The project is being implemented for 18 months and was financed from the Erasmus+ program in the amount of EUR 142,406.00.
Held learning, teaching, and training activities within the project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons"
Within the framework of the project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons", a learning, teaching, and training activity (combined mobility) was organized in Šibenik, in the ABC Center building, Narodnog preporoda 4, from September 13th to September 15th, 2022. The goal of this activity was to test a web application for the online education of unemployed people as well as materials for online courses that were developed as part of this project. This activity was attended by employees and experts of partner organizations involved in designing programs for adult education (10 of them) and long-term unemployed persons (25 of them). By participating in this activity, the participants acquired the following competencies: improving knowledge and skills in the implementation of online activities, improving skills in working with unemployed people, introducing innovations in working with marginalized groups, improving knowledge of computer science and English, strengthening capacities for international action, and which are documented by filling out the Europass mobility form by all participants.
The project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons" will be implemented for 18 months and is financed from the Erasmus+ program in the amount of 142,406.00 EUR. As part of the project, five partner organizations from four European Union countries that have experience in the field of formal and informal adult education and belong to different sectors ("ZENA" from Croatia, Eurokreator from Poland, the Croatian Employment Service, Šibenik Regional Office - CISOK from Croatia, Palacky University Olomouc from the Czech Republic, People's University Slovenska Bistrica from Slovenia) have decided to combine their knowledge and experience from their previous work and develop an innovative tool that will have wide application and will be adapted for use by people who have basic IT knowledge.
Transnational meeting Šibenik, Croatia, 13.-15.9.2022
From September 13 th to 15 th , 2022, a learning, teaching, and training activity (combined mobility) will be held in the Republic of Croatia, in Šibenik, in the ABC center building. The goal of this activity is to test a web application for the online education of unemployed people. We are expecting the participation of 5 experts in designing programs for adult education (one from each partner organization) and at least 20 people from the target group – long-term unemployed. You can find the invitation here.
Transnational meeting Olomouc, 19.-20.5.2022
On 19th and 20th of May 2022, the second transnational meeting was held in the framework of the project "Digital Education for All - Development of Technology Enhanced Learning for Unemployed Persons". The project has been running for 18 months and was financed from the Erasmus + program in the amount of EUR 142,406.00. The aim of the project is to include long-term unemployed people (with an emphasis on women) in the processes of online education and / or hybrid teaching through the development of innovative digital tools that will enable them to acquire competencies needed in the labor market.
The purpose of the meeting was to define the content and deadlines for the development of education programs for the unemployed, tests and platforms as well as defining the date of the next meeting and the date of mobility in order to test the platform.
The meeting was attended by representatives of 4 partner organizations Palacky University Olomouc from the Czech Republic (which hosted the meeting), "WOMAN" from Croatia, Eurokreator from Poland, People's University of Slovenska Bistrica from Slovenia, Croatian Employment Service, Sibenik Regional Office - CISOK from Croatia participated in the meeting online.
Erasmus + (2018-1-PL01-KA204-050810) ILab Plus - new training method for adults
The goal of the project is to create tools that will allow educators to use untypical training rooms, where there are no benches, tables, computer stations, where the space for the educator is often shared with the participant space, where voice and gesture support is used. These types of spaces we are calling ilabs and they emerge from new trends in work organization and space design. Our base for thinking about ilab training are prof. Henry Jenkins 21st century competences like ability to experiment with the environment, sample and modify message content, carefully review the surroundings and focus on important details, interact with tools that expand cognitive capacity, gather and exchange knowledge for a common purpose, track stories or information in various modalities, find, synthesize and transmit information.
The project objectives are:
- The Manual on the methodology of working with adults in the ilab PLUS environment, where the lecturer is to learn how to teach adults. It is to help to take advantage of spatial features and, to strengthen the effect of memorization and perception
- Standardization of ilab's education, which will allow the methodology to be adapted to the existing standards
- Online courses for educators to show how education in ilab differs from the education process in a traditional classroom
The target group are:
- educators, trainers, coaches
- moderators of brainstorming and workshops
- training institutions
- institutions managing coworking spaces
Now, we are testing our ilab manual which you can find HERE.