During the implementation stage of this project, various activities have been carried out, among which stand out:
– FIRST TRANSNATIONAL MEETING (M1 – VIRTUAL)
This first transnational meeting of the project was held on June 26th, after having been postponed in March as a result of the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the preparation of this meeting, we created its agenda, a summary of the project, a powerpoint presentation of the project and its results, a visibility dossier including a poster of the meeting, a banner for the websites of the partners, and a press release, as well as supporting documentation: registration and special needs surveys, signature sheets, certificates proving the attendance of the participants, and an evaluation form.
The agenda of the meeting focused on the following topics:
- Reading and approval of the meeting agenda.
- Introduction and presentation of the participants and their entities.
- Presentation and contextualization of the project, its characteristics, and its results.
- Presentation and description of the Intellectual Output of the project: the O1 – STRUCTURED AND PERSONALIZED COURSE FOR THE DIGITAL TRAINING OF ADULT PERSONS: FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING.
- Establishment of the project schedule, next meetings, activities, and tasks to be carried out.
- Evaluation of the meeting.
- Open speaking time.
- Reading and approval of the minutes.
In this meeting, we presented the project, its characteristics, and the different expected results. Experiences and realities about the learning processes and labor inclusion of adults were shared, especially of young people between 18 and 30 years old that neither study nor work (NEET), and the benefits that the project can bring to this target group were highlighted.
All entities start from the agreement on the clear lack of existing inclusion mechanisms and training processes adapted to employability in the technology sector for adults at risk of exclusion.
Regarding the Intellectual Output:
O1 – STRUCTURED AND PERSONALIZED COURSE FOR THE DIGITAL TRAINING OF ADULT PERSONS: FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING.
Redtree and Ikasia presented the purpose, objectives, and characteristics of the course, and the format to be used to follow the proposed methodology was finalized. The learning methodology chosen to implement in the course was micro e-learning.
After the reflections and experiences shared during the meeting, it was decided to implement this methodology, since it could provide a more dynamic and flexible character, better adapted to the needs defined by the course and analyzed for the beneficiaries.
The fact that all course materials will be freely downloadable and accessible was highlighted, and that the e-learning course will be available on the e-learning platform.
Lastly, the schedule, activities, and tasks to be carried out were reviewed, considering the recommendations and communications made by SEPIE regarding COVID-19; and a brief assessment was made of the situation caused by the pandemic in each of the countries and how this could condition the course of the project. The evaluation of the Transnational Meeting and the preparation stage was agreed to be done online via surveys.
– SECOND TRANSNATIONAL MEETING (M2 – VIRTUAL)
The second meeting was held on September 24, 2020, this time also virtually due to the situation generated by COVID-19 and the mobility restrictions established between partner countries. The same platform was used as on the previous occasion, taking advantage of the communication channels already established.
The participants of the 6 partner entities met to present and evaluate the progress made, focusing the meeting agenda on the following topics:
- Reading and approval of the meeting agenda.
- Brief contextualization of the project.
- Advances made in the Intellectual Output of the project: O1 STRUCTURED AND PERSONALIZED COURSE FOR THE DIGITAL TRAINING OF ADULT PERSONS: FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING
- Project monitoring and progress of tangible and intangible results.
- Review and confirmation of the project’s schedule, upcoming meetings, activities and tasks to be carried out.
- Midterm and meeting evaluation.
- Open speaking time.
- Reading and approval of the minutes of the meeting.
For the preparation of this meeting, we developed its agenda, power point presentations of the project and the progress of the results by Redtree and Ikasia (as coordinating entities of the intellectual results), a proposed index for the 3 levels of the course, a sample of learning pills corresponding to each level of the course, a visibility dossier that included a poster of the meeting and images of the courses, a banner for the webs, a press release, and supporting documentation: sheets of signatures, certificates for the attendance of the participants, and an online evaluation form.
The participating organizations reported on the different activities and coordination tasks that each one of them has developed to date, focusing especially on obtaining the expected results of the project. At this point, special emphasis was placed on progress in the development of the Intellectual Output O1 STRUCTURED AND PERSONALIZED COURSE FOR THE DIGITAL TRAINING OF ADULT PERSONS: FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING.
The index proposal for the course and for the different specific areas that comprises the three levels were presented, thanks to the previous analyses carried out in the activities and the compilation of materials by several of the project’s expert entities and the help of the collaborators. In the same way, a first collection of learning pills that comprise each of the Didactic Units of the areas for the different levels was presented, following the methodology agreed upon in the first transnational meeting.
Regarding the tangible results, the creation of the project website, the style book, and the dissemination plan were presented, as well as the status of development of the rest was reported (mainly the brief guide for trainers).
Lastly, it was also used to review the project calendar and the dates for the following transnational meetings. In this sense, the working group in charge presented a proposal of measures to adapt the project schedule based on the evolution of the pandemic and the information that is being updated from the Erasmus Plus Programme, while guaranteeing the quality and sustainability of the project.
The evaluation of the meeting and the stages carried out was agreed to be done through online surveys, but small contributions were made during the meeting, in which the strengthening of the intersectoral network and the enhancement of the project’s objective were highlighted.
OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION STAGE
- PROCESS 6 – COORDINATION AND MONITORING
A12: Online meetings have been and are being held for the coordination and communication of the project between the partners, via Skype.
- PROCESS 7- PRESENTATION AND DEBATE OF EUROPEAN REGULATIONS
A13 – The framework for the development and understanding of digital skills in Europe according to the curricula of the participating countries was analyzed in depth.
A14 – Activities to define and specify the basic and digital skills necessary for the participants for the education of adult persons.
PROCESS O1 – DEVELOPMENT OF THE O1: STRUCTURED AND PERSONALIZED COURSE FOR THE DIGITAL TRAINING OF ADULT PERSONS: FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING
The processes linked to the Intellectual Output O1 of the project have begun, which is currently approximately 65% complete, although since there is a specific budget item for its financing (Intellectual Outputs), they have not been financed with the management and execution budget.
O1.1 The objectives and necessary competencies to develop in each of the course levels and in the 3 learning areas that comprise each level have been defined.
01.2 The methodology and pedagogical bases to be implemented have been established (micro e-learning – learning pills).
01.3 The contents of the three levels have been developed:
— O1- A4: Creation of contents and formal UDs for the Initial Level – 39% (29 pills).
— O1- A5: Creation of the contents and formal UDs of the Advanced Level – complete (75 Pills).
— O1- A6: Creation of the contents and formal UDs of the Expert Level – 56% (38 Pills).
At this time these activities are in the process of development, having made significant progress in the creation of the course materials and contents but not yet finished.
- PROCESS 8: MATERIALS FOR THE REPLICATION OF THE COURSE IN ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS
A15 –Online activities for the definition of contents of the BRIEF MANUAL FOR TRAINERS «FROM LITERACY TO DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING». This activity (15) has begun and is in the process of development, it is expected to be completed approximately in March, as planned.
- PROCESS 9: WEBSITE OF THE PROJECT
A18 – The graphic image of the project has been created and the project website is being developed.
A19 – The contents and materials are being updated.
- PROCESS 10: DISSEMINATION MATERIALS
A20 – Dissemination materials and activities have been created for the online visibility of the project.
A21 – Activities for the definition of virtual badges and their preparation.
- PROCESS 11: EVALUATION AND MONITORING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION
A22 – Monthly virtual meetings to monitor and evaluate the activities are being held.
- PROCESS 12: VISIBILIT OF THE PROJECT AND DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS
A23 – Virtual activities have been carried out to evaluate and improve the results.