Outside-the-box informal learning through technology
DISCOVER A NEW WAY OF TEACHING USING TECHNOLOGY
Ed-Way "Education on the way: Introducing technology-enhanced informal learning" is a project financed from the European Union. Contact the SEPIE or the Erasmus+ website to get more information.
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ENROLL TO OUR FREE ONLINE COURSE AND LEARN HOW TO TEACH TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TECHNOLOGY
If you are a trainer, teacher, tutor or facilitator interested on using technology in your courses, in the Ed-Way project we can help you. We are currently offering an on-line course. Feel free to access learn on-line on following topics
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OVERVIEW OF THE ONLINE COURSE
Lesson 1: AwarenessLet's first introduce the capacity of the technology, used for our own benefit and interests, but also in a group, organisation and society. Are you aware of the capacity it has?, or how it can influence our way of learn, work, and live?. We introduce here experiential activities so trainers can motivate and engage learners by using ICT activities based on their own interests and motivations. This will be the starting point.
Lesson 2: Active learningLearning is always active (otherwise it would not be learning), but we want to take advantage of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to engage learners in your classroom, before and after your class or even if you provide on-line learning (bleded or completelly virtual). You will get learners more motivated, interested and engaged on your subject.
Lesson 3: CollaborationOn Adults and senior learners, collaborative activities are a good way of learning, minly because they have a huge life (and work) experience. Sharing, collaborating, teamwork, etc. help to acquire competences as leadership, tolerance, etc. We propose simple but powerful activities, based on forums and other internet services that anybody can use.
Lesson 4: Complex thinkingDoes not matter which subject you are teaching; arts, history, society, sciences, economy, etc. We always want our learners to understand, analyse, relate the topics you are teaching and go beyond the main topics you are teaching to the reach new competences and skills. Thanks to ICT you can create engaginc activities for problem solving, creativity, thinking outside the box, etc.
Lesson 5: NetworkingOn the firsts learning units, we had a more directed teaching activity, now the learners is becoming more independent and responsible, new skills and competences that will lead them to the topics and interests they are more interested. Learning is transforming, from accessing content and information by creating links with people. We promote the creation of emotional links with other people whith same interests than us, and also learn from the links itself (where we have to share and take decisions)
Lesson 6: CreationNow we focus on the capacity of creation, including creativity or the power to influence others. We refer to this as conception; we not only create, but create with a purpose. We can use blogs or other media platform, but we are really interested on how the learners can make decisions about what they want to share, communicate: the target, the aims and the feedback. Imagine the potential of online participation for your learners.
Lesson 7: AdaptationNow it is time to consider learning as an attitude. We want to promote a "learing to learn", positive attitude towards changes, and the open vision for using the ICT as a good resource and tool for keeping improving. Learning never ends.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
- A manual, that can be used by trainers, staff involved on education and institutions dealing with ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) teaching to adults.
- An on-line course (and also face-to-face course, later to be offered as KA-1 course), where trainers, facilitators or other practitioners interested on the topics of the manual, can learn directly from us If you are interested, feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Centre for the innovation and development of education and technology (coordinator). Spain
- Dublin City University. Ireland
- Group for the european integration. Romania
- Institute for Learning Innovations, Erlangen-Nuremberg University. Germany