EU-project “eDucate” strengthens the market of an aspiring industry with its recipe for success
Adult education occupy a more and more important part in today`s society and “lifelong learning” is an increasingly complex concept of in our daily life- and working environment.
One of the main reasons for the “boom” of this branch is the fact, that many people often can´t take the distances to education institutes like universities or professional schools, either because of the lack of mobility opportunities or a full time job and own kids, which you normally can`t just leave alone at home for several days.
The problem is that many of these so called “webinars” are usually only focused to provide unadorned information instead of constructive knowledge. This is mainly because there are often none or only inadequately skilled professionals available for the learners.
Now, the project “eDucate”, which has been started in 2014 and funded by the European Commission (“Lifelong Learning Programme”), tackles this issue. In cooperation with institutions from Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Greece and Slovakia, a "Train the Trainers" programme was developed, which optimally prepares the new coaches on their assignment to head online seminars and correspondence courses. A multistage, clear structured training will give them the required skills in adult education as well as in dealing with web-based platforms.
After this seminar the participants will receive a certificate to be a qualified e-trainer and the ability to create and teach your own seminar via any web-based platform.
Till early 2016, the project is in the pilot-phase. First seminars are carried out, improved and expanded with the feedback of participants.
The experiences are exchanged on regular partner meetings; the next one is scheduled for the upcoming October in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
With “eDucate” we want to encourage as many people as possible to enter on new ways in adult education and to share their knowledge over web-based platforms.
More precise information about the project, our motivation, as well as the procedure of the seminars, you`ll find on our website: www.eu-educate.eu
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.