Main results

VET2EDU is going to provide:

  • Pedagogical support for VET sector: Educational offer to VET teachers and trainers to a large extent provides technology support. The e-learning course will be focused on constructivism and situated learning in order to provide VET teachers and trainers with a space for authentic learning. The e-learning course will provide the possibility to learn and apply the knowledge in practice.
  • Use of Open Educational Resources: Educational offer for VET is mostly commercial. High fees have seemed always a guarantee of quality but closed materials do not allow learners to check them against learning needs. The global development of Open Educational Resources shows that the transparency rises quality as free and publicly accessible content is peer-reviewed, evaluated and improved. In VET2EDU the online course will be published on one of Creative Commons licences which allows for re-use. Its quality will be tested though evaluators’ and participants’ activities during the pilot course in order to offer validated European product.
  • Digital literacy: The Horizon Report 2011 states that digital literacy is a key skill in every discipline and profession. In VET this trend is even more crucial as the constant development of technology requires transferability and applicability of e-skills in different fields of services. The e-course addresses this challenge on two levels thorugh the course thematic field and its web-based form. Participants experience digital way of engagement as well as learn how digital media can be used in VET reality.
  • Modularity: The fast change in each profession requires constant vocational development. Combining work and study is difficult and full-time education is not a solution. Thus necessity for modular courses emerge. In VET2EDU the course is planned for max. 3 months to facilitate completion in reasonable time.
  • Mobile learning. According to the HORIZON Report 2011 one of educational challenges is expectation to be able to work & learn any time any place. Online course in a form of short texts and activities allow for learning through mobile devices. Accessibility of e-courses and digital materials for disabled learners and those with low bandwith. VET2EDU will address different aspects in order to be accessible for users with different learning needs.

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.

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