careNET: Building ICT competences in the long-term care sector to enhance quality if life for older people and those at risk of exclusion
The CareNET project aims at developing a set of ICT competences in two identified ‘at risk’ target groups: care-workers and older persons. The project is designed to work in a synergistic way to tackle identified problems in the low skilled and under professionalised care-worker sector while at the same time promoting social inclusion and enhancing the quality of life of older people.
An online social network will be put in place for care-workers, experts, researchers and pracitioners with relevance to ICT competences in care-systems, and a set of workshops for care-workers will be organised to pilot the elaborated professional development pathways and tools.
What resonates amongst both groups – care workers and care recipients – is their exposure to the risk of social exclusion as they are both often at the margins of society and likely to be the victim of digital and social divides. ICTs and associated competences have been shown to be a critical component in mitigating these risks of exclusion and helping to support an increased quality of life. The acquisition of digital skills is essential for these actors in the family employment sector where we find over half of all private individual employers aged 60 years old and over, and low-skilled women representing the majority of household employees. In response to these pressing needs the CareNet project will design, develop and pilot learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences. In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing ICT competences for employability and self-development (care workers) and ICT competences for active ageing (older people) will be created. In this way the project will contribute to: the identified needs for professionalization of care workers; increased access to learning opportunities; personal development of care workers; overcoming the isolation of both care workers and older people by promoting social enterprise, active citizenship and active ageing.
For this reason, the project seeks to design, develop and pilot:
- learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients
- to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences.
- In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing employability and self-development of ICT competences for care workers and active ageing ICT competences for elders, will be provided and piloted.
The project will contribute to:
- increased access to learning opportunities;
- personal development of care workers;
- overcoming the isolation of care workers and elders by promoting active citizenship and active ageing.
Details of on the project can be found at the project website: http://www.carenetproject.eu/
iLearning Forum Paris 2013 will open its doors on February 12th and 13th 2013 at Espace Champerret of Paris by welcoming e-learning, Training, HR and Talent Management professionals of the whole world.
iLearning Forum 2013 proposes a space of show more widened on the Hall A of Espace Champerret in order to welcome around 50 exhibitors and 4500 to 5000 expected visitors from more than 40 countries.
The show confirms its positionning as the most important European reference n°1 event in France in the field of the technologies at the service of learning. One large opened space of 250sqm will be the place of all the demonstrations and the presentations of the latest international innovation in e-learning (simulations, interactive video, serious games, skills and management applications, the development of contents tools, social networks of learning...).
Access to the show is free.
This article by Rita Cadima, Jordi Ojeda and Josep M. Monguet was published on the online journal Educational Technology & Society, volume 15, issue 4, in 2012.
Social networks play an essential role in learning environments as a key channel for knowledge sharing and students’ support. In distributed learning communities, knowledge sharing does not occur as spontaneously as when a working group shares the same physical space; knowledge sharing depends even more on student informal connections. In this study we analyse two distributed learning communities’ social networks in order to understand how characteristics of the social structure can enhance students’ success and performance. We used a monitoring system for social network data gathering. Results from correlation analyses showed that students’ social network characteristics are related to their performance.
Want to know more about how social media can enhance your European Project? Then join the Web2LLP team for a 5 day intensive training course for European project managers and participants in Leuven, Belgium from 18 to 23 February 2013.
Participants will receive hands-on training on the use of social media as part of an effective web strategy for dissemination activities. The training includes materials especially designed for LLP project managers as well as input from experienced project managers about successful dissemination practices. Participation is also open to people based in Belgium on a non-residential basis.
Find out more here: http://www.web2llp.eu/training/face-to-face-training
Für Jugendliche bleiben Soziale Netzwerke ein zentraler Aspekt der Internetnutzung. Online-Communities zählen neben Suchmaschinen und Videoportalen zu den drei am häufigsten ausgeübten Anwendungen im Internet und werden von insgesamt 78 Prozent der 12- bis 19-Jährigen zumindest mehrmals pro Woche genutzt. 57 Prozent besuchen die eigenen oder fremden Profile im Netzwerk sogar täglich. Dies belegen die Ergebnisse der JIM-Studie 2012 (Jugend, Information, (Multi-) Media).
Spoločnosti, ktoré potrebujú služby v oblasti odbornej prípravy a rozvoja, čoraz častejšie pôsobia vo viac než jednej krajine, pričom prichádzajú do styku s rôznymi jazykmi a kultúrami. Úspešnosť v komplexnom nadnárodnom vzdelávacom projekte na mieru vyžaduje viac než len dobrú koncepciu. Koncepcia musí byť flexibilná, aby prechod z jednej krajiny do druhej neohrozil príslušné výsledky. Koncepcie odbornej prípravy môžu existovať v rôznych lokalizovaných verziách, ktoré sa poskytujú súbežne. Otázka znie, ako tieto koncepcie riadiť.
Understanding personal learning networks: Their structure, content and the networking skills needed to optimally use them
This article was published at First Monday, Volume 17 Number 1 (27 December 2011) and authored by Rajagopal, Kamakshi, Joosten-ten Brinke, Desirée, Van Bruggen, Jan, AND Sloep, Peter.
Networking is a key skill in professional careers, supporting the individual’s growth and learning. However, little is known about how professionals intentionally manage the connections in their personal networks and which factors influence their decisions in connecting with others for the purpose of learning. In this article, we present a model of personal professional networking for creating a personal learning network, based on an investigation through a literature study, semi–structured interviews and a survey.