Smart Adult Education becomes part of Erasmus+’s European Best Practices
Smart Adult Education, an e-learning platform technically developed by Fundación Cibervoluntarios in close collaboration with educational institutions from several countries of the EU (Italy, Spain, Greece and Romania) and coordinated by Aretes Italy, becomes a part of Erasmus+’s European Best Practices, that recognize the best European projects.
The Smart Adult Education project, co funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union that ended in december 2020, has given as a result a digital platform that offers support and solutions to professors, social workers and educators of all Europe in five languages. It contains dozens of tools to facilitate virtual teaching and learning for adults suffering digital vulnerability.
The resulting webapp also offers new possibilities as well as the evaluation of the educators’ digital skills, in order to empower adults along their permanent learning. With that end in mind, it presents participative methodologies and digital tools to favour the development of basic, transversal and digital competences.
Smart Adult Education was developed between 2018 and 2020 and, nowadays is fully open and available to the public, so that anybody in the education community can benefit from its use.
One of the keys to promote socio-laboral inclusion of low qualification adults is to strengthen and upgrade the professional competencies of educators. An indispensable requirement to facilitate the transmission of alphabetical, mathematical, digital and transversal competencies characteristic of adults. That is the reason the platform includes the following collection of digital tools:
Besides all that, the Smart Adult Education repository has been created. A virtual space in which to find all the materials collected during the implementation of the projects and that puts together several digital education theories, methods, materials and cutting edge tools focused on digital learning or different integral proposals about teaching using digital tools.
In these times, when Covid-19 has fostered, more than ever, the training and evaluation of digital competencies, this initiative aims to help all that people in need of improving their technological skills. At the end of 2020, almost 200 teachers, educators and students from Italy, Greece, Romania and Spain tried and tested the Smart Adult Education platform, ensuring its functionality and viability.