Title Professional Learning for Adults on the move
Project Number 510288-1-LLP-1-2010-LLP-GR-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text Learning on-the-move provides opportunities for adults to stay in-line with their career, personal and educational goals, to keep pace with professional and societal changes and with requirements in the modern labour market. Learning at the 'non-place' refers to learning which takes place in spaces of temporary, transient activity such as airports, supermarkets, highways, while adults are waiting or commuting or in general in time and place which would otherwise be mostly 'downtime'. Adults at this ‘non-place’ are physically immobile but still mobile in logic and although they have limited available time and levels of concentration they are still carrying powerful portable devices which can be well-exploited as access medium to vocational education. MOVE-ON aims at designing, developing and validating new vocational education possibilities offered in short episodes during this 'non-place' aiming to increase the overall volume of participation of adults in vocational education.
The goal of the MOVE-ON project was to develop and demonstrate a new practice for adult lifelong learning and personal development based on widespread portable devices, to be consumed while on-the-move or at “non-places”. The project’s primary target users are adult professionals, active in social life, with the need to upgrade their professional skills, to acquire vocational education and expand or certify their professional knowledge.
The final product of the MOVE-ON project is a multilingual (EN, EL, BG, IT, HU) mobile learning application developed for iPhones, complimented by educational content available in all 5 languages above. The courses that have been developed focus on the topics: Project Management, Negotiations and Financial Management. Each MOVE-ON course consists of a series of 20 ten-minute episodes and is highly interactive as a result of a combination of informative and experimental elements (text, photos, animations, exercises, games, etc.). Courses end with a self-evaluation test, which leads the learner to a certification of successful completion. This new educational approach, the mobile learning application and the respective educational content was pilot tested and evaluated by users in several European countries.
Adult learners’ re-entry into the learning environment in many instances requires a leap of courage, and yet their learning success is integral to the health of communities and the economy. These learners, whether busy parents, young adults or seniors who would like to stay professionally active, can only (re-)enter or stay in the workforce by becoming life-long learners.
Learning on-the-move holds a promise for providing opportunities for adults to stay in-line with their career, personal and educational goals, to keep pace with professional and societal changes and with the new formal requirements in the modern labour market. Learning at the “non-place” refers to learning which takes place in spaces of temporary, transient activity (such as airports, trains, waiting in queues, etc.), in general in time and place that would normally be mostly “downtime” for a person. On the other hand, the tendency of more and more adults carrying powerful portable devices provides a well-exploitable opportunity for learning.
The MOVE-ON project aimed at designing, developing, demonstrating and validating new vocational education possibilities ready to be offered on widespread portable devices in short episodes (max 10 minutes each) during “non-place” events with the goal to increase the overall volume of participation of adults in vocational education.
More specifically, MOVE-ON aimed at:
-- Designing, developing and valorising a novel m-Learning pedagogical approach based on the recent developments in pedagogy which move away from the transmission, behavioural models and more towards the constructivist models (learning from experience) while place the active learner at the heart of activities.
-- Developing and valorising an innovative and attractive all-inclusive mobile-learning system that will support acquisition of knowledge while on-the-move or at the “non-place” and offer self-directed personal development in new contexts.
-- Targeting adult professionals from all over Europe, users of mobile & other portable devices (tablets) with multimedia reproduction capabilities, who lack free-time and are conscious about their educational needs.
-- Designing and developing educational material (courses) that covers a selection of subjects and skills that demonstrate growing demand from employers across all levels of employees. This material will be easily adaptable for different portable devices and organized into smaller learning units, fitting the transient context of mobile use and the MOVE-ON pedagogy.
-- Offering a multilingual service, as the system itself and the educational material are available in several languages (momentarily all of the partners’ languages expandable to other languages later).
The ultimate product of the MOVE-ON project was a multilingual (EN, EL, BG, IT, HU) mobile learning application for iPhones with courses available in all 5 languages. The courses focused on the topics: Project Management, Negotiations and Financial Management. Each MOVE-ON course consists of a series of 20 ten-minute episodes and is highly interactive as a result of a combination of informative and experimental elements (text, photos, animations, exercises, games, etc.). Each course ends with a self-evaluation activity, which, if successful, results to a certification of course completion.
This new educational approach was tested and evaluated by users throughout Europe during the validation phase of the project.
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
material for open learning
open and distance learning
program or curricula
Project products include:
(a) A mobile learning application developed for iPhones, connected to EXODUS Educational Platform. The application is available free of charge via the AppStore (https://itunes.apple.com/gr/app/move-on/id547619891?mt=8 )
(b) Three courses on the topics Project Management, Financial Management, Negotiations, available in five languages (English, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian) to be accessed via the mobile learning application.