Title SVEA - Promoting web 2.0 uptake for organisational and personnel development in VET and adult training
Project Number 503426-LLP-2009-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Final conference
Title Final conference
Description All the documentation produced for the final conference plus an overview on activities realized during it will be collected.
Target group teachers and trainers in VET and adult training institutions; stakeholders in the European Commission; wider public.
The Next Generation Learning Conference involved about 65 participants from all over Europe and offered them a unique opportunity to discuss the benefits arising from the growing use of social media in vocational and adult training The conference was the final event of the EU-funded project SVEA and took place 23 November 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
Key note speakers Godelieve Van den Brande (European Commission), Gráinne Conole (University of Leicester, UK) and Helen Keegan (University of Salford, UK) presented their view on the „Future of Learning“.
Two parallel workshops explored on the one hand what managers of vocational and adult training institutions have to change to optimise their organisational processes with the use of social media and on the other hand how trainers can overcome resistance and benefit from the integration of social media.
The conference was closed with an interactive fishbowl discussion allowing all participants to discuss whether social media are a new hype or a revolution that will shape the way we learn.
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