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PANEL – PANdemic emergency and E-Learning: innovative learning and teaching methodologies

PANEL – PANdemic emergency and E-Learning: innovative learning and teaching methodologies

Implementation Period

01/02/2022 – 31/05/2024

Project Number

2021-1-IT02-KA220-ADU-000033552

Summary of the project

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has changed the training methodologies, as activities meant to be carried out in person had to be transformed into online ones. This situation provided unprecedented experience regarding e-learning that needs to be preserved, as training will use more and more hybrid forms of learning in order to create personalized and flexible training paths in the future. In this context, digital skills and digital communication tools’ use are crucial issues for adult education teachers in order to be able to organize and implement online training activities, as innovation in education is measured in terms of methodological creativity and the ability to respond to social change. In addition, there are adults that have low-level digital skills, which hinder them from following and completing online courses in the context of adult education.

Consequently, the PANEL – PANdemic emergency and E-Learning: innovative learning and teaching methodologies, a 28-month Erasmus+ project, is designed with the aim to familiarize adult people with digital tools and to digitally upskill them in order to be able to attend online courses successfully. Moreover, the project aims to facilitate adult education teachers to adopt methodologies that help adults, which have difficulty following online courses, to be more actively engaged during them.

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TARGET GROUPS

The PANEL project addresses the needs of the following target groups:

– adult education teachers

– adult people with low-level digital skills.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The PANEL project has the following objectives:

– to provide adult education teachers with suggestions and digital tools to overcome difficulties in an e-learning environment;

– to improve training methodologies in an e-learning environment;

– to motivate digitally low-skilled adults to be more active in an e-learning environment.

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Project Results

PR1:

This PR is a report containing the analysis results of the research conducted by questionnaires to adult educators and learners regarding the major problems they both encounter in online courses along with their teaching and learning needs. It also includes an analysis of good practices related to training methodologies in an e-learning environment in relation to the methodologies used in all partner countries. The report highlights the most effective methodologies to be used for training in an e-learning environment in relation to the 4 identified training areas: learning foreign languages, artistic workshops, physical and mental wellbeing, and ICT.

PR2:

This PR is the preparation phase of the pilot courses that will be developed in line with the previously identified difficulties at the methodological level (educators) and in the use of information technology and/or multimedia, utilizing the best practices already in place, aiming to overcome these difficulties. Two types of sheets will be produced: a technical support sheet for the solution of technical problems encountered (video problems, audio, screen sharing, use of chat, etc.) and methodological sheets in accordance with the 4 training areas (learning foreign languages, artistic workshops, physical and mental wellbeing, and ICT), on with the pilot programs for each one of these areas will base their development.

PR3:

This PR is the implementation guidelines (for each training area) addressed to educators regarding e-learning training paths in order to effectively use methodologies and modify their training methods in line with e-learning based on the training paths’ piloting and evaluation. The guidelines are presented as a document composed of cards, which include the ways to solve the main technical problems and the methodologies foreseen by the pilot programs. These guidelines can be used for the development of training programs that use a mixed methodology (online and in-presence) and are adaptable to the development of training activities in areas not covered by the project.

The Partnership

Università delle LiberEtà del FVG – ETS – applicant partner, Italy

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The University of LiberEtà is a lifelong learning center that focuses on adult education and training. Its aims are to be a cultural and educational resource for the local community, to provide up-to-date and continuous training, to encourage the active and productive role of its members through initiatives and projects, to increase cultural horizons, to innovate teaching and learning methodologies and to work with local stakeholders for the affirmation of the Learning City concept. Its areas of expertise are culture and tradition, ICT skills, foreign languages and cultures, psychological and physical well-being, and arts and crafts workshops. Its activities include events, courses, and international exchanges organization along with management and participation in various European collaborative projects, having developed a network of more than 60 organizations.

KAINOTOMIA LLC2 – partner, Greece

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“KAINOTOMIA” is a level two Lifelong Learning Centre (K.DI.VI.M2) in Greece, which is active in the field of Vocational Education and Training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuing vocational training programmes for unemployed people, teachers of all levels of education, higher education students, employees/self-employed and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and society in general, through innovative programmes. “KAINOTOMIA” provides consultancy services to enterprises and support and advisory services to trainees to facilitate their (re)entry into the labour market. “KAINOTOMIA” has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise in training in modern fields, combining them with those that are in high demand in the labour market in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of trainees for their integration into the labour market. Furthermore, “KAINOTOMIA” participates in co-funded national programmes called “local development and entrepreneurship projects for unemployed people based on specific local needs and development potential”.

Universidad de Malaga – partner, Spain

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The University of Malaga (UMA), one of Spain’s top institutions of higher education, was founded in 1972. UMA has 2 campuses, more than 35,000 students, 2,500 professors, and 1900 administrative employees. UMA also has 200 educational programs, 300+ research groups, research projects (425 national / 150 EU), and more than 1,800 business contacts. UMA partners with 945 universities worldwide and participates actively in international, national, and regional programs along with privately funded programs. UMA is a member of more than 100 networks and associations. Its fields of expertise include among others, education, educational innovation and research, health, ICT, English, humanities, and sport activities.

Solution: Solidarité & Inclusion – partner, France

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Solution is an NGO carrying out educational activities to promote social cohesion through non formal education. The objective of the association is to boost social inclusion among young people by proposing several kinds of actions fostering intercultural dialogue, encouraging democratic participation among groups that are excluded from social dynamics, increasing young people’s soft and hard skills, designing educational programs to open minds and strengthening fair dynamics between generations.

Escola Oficial de Idiomas de Ferrol – partner, Spain

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Escola Oficial de Idiomas de Ferrol (EOI Ferrol) is a public modern language school for adults in Spain where ICT is fully integrated into the learning process. EOI Ferrol offers basic, intermediate, and advanced courses in French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Galician, the regional language. Most of them have incorporated online classrooms, operating as hybrid courses. In addition, EOI Ferrol focuses on improving skills, especially conversation and listening ones, and organizes various cultural activities in accordance with the cultural background of the target languages. Its students are a very heterogeneous population in terms of age, interests, social and cultural background, learning needs, motivation, abilities, etc. EOI Ferrol aims to provide additional training opportunities in online education and increase the number of hybrid courses in the lifelong learning context.

Modi’in Municipality – partner, Israel

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Since 2008, Modi’in, Israel is a Learning City that manages the Multidisciplinary Center (MDCM), an innovative and smart adult learning center, that serves as a laboratory and accelerator for the promotion and implementation of the Learning City concept. As a “Learning City”, Modi’in mobilizes its resources in all areas, for the development of human potential through learning, lifelong learning, personal growth, social cohesion, and the overall growth of all, providing learning opportunities accessible to all, and promoting technological innovation and incorporating digital tools. Modi’in partners with all sectors and entities, both in national and international levels. Modi’in’s MDCM offers key educational and enrichment programs for career development, women’s empowerment, mental health promotion, and employability for those aged 50+, recreational enrichment studies, develops innovative models, enhances “soft” and transferable skills development, and promotes active citizenship. The MDCM nurtures significant collaborations and partnerships around the world and is a member of the various global networks (e.g., UNESCO Network of Learning Cities, UIL, and the ESD cluster). MDCM is also an active member in European projects.

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PANEL Upcoming Events

04feb6:00 pmNext EventPANEL Multiplier Event6:00 pm Larissa, GreeceType:MeetingsProgram:PANELMore info

15feb9:00 amNext EventThe 5th Transnational Project Meeting of PANEL project9:00 am Udine, ItalyType:MeetingsProgram:PANELMore info

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Partners meeting for the European project PANEL, in Paris

Partners meeting for the European project PANEL, in Paris

The fourth meeting of the #PANEL project was successfully held from 31 January to 1 February 2024 in Paris, with the participation of representatives of the project consortium. During the meeting, partners had the opportunity to review progress in four areas: Information and Communication Technologies, Arts, Prosperity and Foreign Languages. Stay tuned for more updates [...]
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