Connected Learning of Internet & English in eCollaboration Network

Connected Learning of Internet & English in eCollaboration Network

Content

Objectives
Coordinators
The Network
Connection with U3A Online Australia
Participating organizations

Objectives

Accelerating eTechnologies supported education for connecting everyone anywhere.
Meeting todays and upcoming demands and opportunities.
Supporting eSeniors 55+ in using Internet for Active Aging.
Enabling connectivity by providing links to the websites of the participating organizations.

Coordinators

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegion & Contact person, Active Aging Networks & Member of Assembly & Member of the Board, Central-European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI), Budapest, Hungary
Gricar@FOV.Uni-Mb.si

Jože Gričar

Jean Walker, President
U3A Online, the world-first virtual University of the Third Age delivering online learning via the Internet, Tasmania, Australia
Be Connected – Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world
JeanWalkerSter@gmail.com

Jean Walker

The Network

The Connected Learning Internet & English in eCollaboration Network is open to all organizations sharing interest in supporting the use of Internet for Active Aging.

Each of the participating organizations will provide the following data to be published:

Organization, city, country
Address of the website in English
Logo
Name & Family name, Director/President/Principal, email
Name & Family name, Teacher of Information Technology/Internet, email
Name & Family name, Teacher of English language, email

There are no cost or obligations involved.

The network is a member of the Active Aging Networks.

Connection with U3A Online Australia

U3A Online provides courses for people to do at their leisure and also by providing a link to the Be Connected IT self-teaching courses on their site. Their website contains information on how people can join and do the courses and how to pay.

Once a person becomes a member, she/he receives an email explaining how to enroll in the courses. All the contacts to help individual members are done by email.

The local U3As in Australia and elsewhere also use the U3A Online courses in their own face-to-face group as they can be downloaded and copies printed. That requires an Organisational membership of $A15 and $A20 for each course.  This is what the U3As in the European countries could also do if they wanted to do courses that are written in English.

The Course Coordinator, Bev Tapper, Enquiries@U3AOnline.org.au would be able to assist potential members.

U3A Online Australia is a member of the Active Aging Networks.

Participating organizations

Adult Education Centre – Ljudska univerza, Kranj, Slovenia
Albanian Society for All Ages – ASAG, Tirana, Albania
eSeniors – Network for eInclusion of Seniors and Active Aging, Paris, France
Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Žilina, Slovakia 

Adult Education Centre – Ljudska univerza, Kranj, Slovenia
Mateja Šmid, Director
Mateja.Smid@LUniverza.si
Mojca Rozman, ICT Teacher
Mojca.Rozman@LUniverza.si
Karmen Kosem, English Teacher
Karmen.Kosem@LUniverza.si

Albanian Society for All Ages – ASAG, Tirana, Albania
Member of the Active Aging Networks
Ermira Pirdeni, Director
ASAG@gmx.net
Erifili Hashorva, English Teacher
EHarshova55@yahoo.com
Livia Lubonja, IT/Internet Teacher
LiviaLubonja@yahoo.com

eSeniors – Network for eInclusion of Seniors and Active Aging, Paris, France
Member of the Active Aging Networks
Epstein Monique, General Manager & Founder
Epstein@free.fr
Didier Chalaye, IT/Internet Teacher
Didier.Chalaye.eSeniors@gmail.com
Diana Smith, English Teacher
DianaLSmith@wanadoo.fr

Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Žilina, Slovakia 
Dr. Lucia Hrebeňárová, Director
Lucia.Hrebenarova@UniZa.sk
Ľudovít Mikuš, Teacher of Information Technology/ Internet
Ludovit.Mikus@fri.UniZa.sk
Albert Kulla, English Teacher
Albert.Kulla@UniZa.sk

To be updated

Connected learning is a type of learning where a young person have an opportunity to pursue a personal interest and passion with friends and caring adults so that learning in the projects are linked to academic achievements, career success or civic engagement. In addition, connected learning is an approach to educational reform keyed to the abundance of information and social connection brought about by networked and digital media. Advocates of connected learning posit that this approach leverages new media to broaden access to opportunity and meaningful learning experiences. The connected learning model suggests that youth learn best when: they are interested in what they are learning; they have peers and mentors who share these interests; and their learning is directed toward opportunity and recognition. According to the proponents of connected learning, social support for interest-driven learning and connections to multiple sites of learning activity drive individual learning outcomes. These individual outcomes also lead to collective outcomes by building knowledge, capacity and expertise in diverse communities. Environments that support connected learning are generally characterized as having a sense of shared purpose, a focus on production, and openly networked infrastructures.

Links related to the network are published at Slovenia Council for eServices Provision for the Seniors (55+)

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