OUR VISION

In the context of lifelong learning more types of learning methods and environments are emerging. The growing use of ICT tools, blended learning, e-learning and distance learning is demanding digital competencies of educators. Lack of educator’s digital competencies is acknowledged in many levels.

There is a shortage of people who would support, advise and facilitate educators with competence in andragogy as well as in using ICT in education. Based on the characteristics of the adult learner, it is important to design an accessible and comprehensible e-learning experience.

The goal of our project is to support the growth of instructional design in adult education and develop a base of training for Instructional Designers in Adult Education (IDAE). The need for competent IDAE-s will benefit educational institutions, training centers, private companies and other organizations.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

Increase

the quality of adult learning.

Promote

and efficient and purposeful use of digital tools in the learning process.

Help

educators to become digitally competent.

Foster

cooperation between educators and instructional designers.

Facilitate

the conversion of educators into skilled instructional designers.

POTENTIAL USERS

Our aim is to reach out teachers, trainers, content developers and other professionals interested in improving their digital and instructional skills to apply them in areas related to adult education.

WHAT IS AN IDAE?

In this short video we introduce our vision on the role, skills and knowledge that an Instructional Designer for Adult Education (IDAE) should have, and our contribution to develop a curriculum to strengthen this professional profile. 

ROADMAP

EDIT project will be developed along the years 2020-2023, Main dates for the completion of our tasks are briefly described in the timeline below.

Timeline

2020
01/10/2020

Kick-off meeting

Initial meeting to set up objectives and organize work flow.

2021
01/03/2021

Desktop Research

The team completes the initial desktop research in order to advance to the IDAE Curriculum.

31/08/2021

IDAE’s Curriculum

Completion of curriculum for IDAE’s.

31/10/2021

Instructional resources

Development of instructional resources for IDAE´s.

2022
12/05/2022

IDAE’s Handbook

Production of IDAE’s handbook.

31/12/2022

Training for IDAE educators

Completion of training sessions for IDAE´s, delivered by experts to educators working in adult education and related to the organizing institutions.

2023
31/05/2023

Dissemination

Dissemination of results and completion of website.

31/07/2023

End of project

Evaluation of results and final meeting.

DELIVERABLES

We are commited to deliver during the development of the project a collection of documents and resources that will provide a source of enrichment for all those individuals who are involved or interested in the fields where adult education and instructional design converge.

ADULT EDUCATION: A NEW CHALLENGE

Nowadays Europe is heading towards a new demographical reality: The population is aging at a fast pace, and at the same time the working market, social structure and economical needs of our societies require new skills, capacities and professional profiles. The adult population has to face the fact that education is not just a question to be addressed in the early stages of life, but a constant necessity along our whole lives in order to better adapt ourselves to new professional and living conditions.

The most important principle for designing lively e-Learning is to see e-Learning design not as information design but as designing an experience.

cathy
Cathy Moore
Training designer

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

ghandi
Mahatma Gandhi
Indian Leader

The teaching professions face rapidly changing demands, which require a new, broader and more sophisticated set of competences than before. 

digi
DigCompEdu
The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators

It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

krishna
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Writer and Philosopher

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