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Playful Learning Experience – Enhancing adult education and learning environments with digital media

PLAY&LEARN DIGIMEDIA

Time:

1.9.2016–28.2.2019

Funded by:

  • CIMO/Utbildningsstyrelsen
  • Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership

Project coordinator:

Åbo Akademi, Centret för livslångt lärande

Budget:

247 545 euros

Project partners:

  • European University of Cyprus (CY)
  • Aarhus University/Centre for teaching development and digital media (DK)
  • University of Tartu/Lifelong Learning Centre (EE)
  • University of Coimbra (PT)

Åbo Akademi University’s part of the budget:

73 000 euros (29%)

The aim of the partnership is to enhance the use of digital learning materials and digital media in adult education and to develop the digital competencies of the educators and teachers by offering new online training courses. The main outcome of the project is new online materials for teacher training. The aim is to provide the teachers with new tools and concrete help in order to improve the learning opportunities by integration of digital media. The training material is developed irrespective of ICT-equipment, -surroundings and devices in use by the schools/educational institutions and/or the students. The basic principle for the development work in the project is BYOD (Bring your own device).

Professional development and training for teachers and educators is a crucial point for the “digital jump”. When developing digital competencies of the educators the pedagogical aspects of using digital media is especially important.

The aim of the partnership is to develop and expand the competencies of the adult educators, especially their digital competencies, in order to enhance the learning experience of the students. The aim is also to decimate the digital gap between the teachers and students. Another outcome will be improved quality of adult education offered and better access to learning.

The innovative elements in the partnership and development work are modeling of “Digimentors”, an iterative development process method and emphasis on the pedagogical aspects on the use of digital media. The aim of the new online material is to offer teachers and educators positive experiences of using digital media in their own teaching. The project will develop methods for learning digital media in a playful and joyful way.

Web site: https://sites.google.com/view/playlearndigimedia/home

Contact:

Mona Riska
Mona Riska

Riska, Mona

Manager of Professional Development
Fabriksgatan 2, 20500 ÅBO/TURKU
Finland
+3582 215 3218
mona.riska(a)abo.fi

 


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