The EFQBL is actively taking part at national (Austrian) or European Projects. These are research projects or projects for practical implementation of the developed research outcomes.
The DISK Project
DISK is the abbreviation for Digital Immigrants Survival Kit.
The project aims to develop missing digital competences of adults (Adult Education AE with a special focus in so-called ”digital immigrants” which are people disadvantaged in society due to their lack of digital competences DC and therefore count to minor educated people in DC) and to enable them to take an active role in the digital society.
Here is the project’s webpage for more information!
Edges of Gender
EDGES aims to develop a modern gender sensitive approach, support young people on the interface of artistic expression and the gender dimensions, and provide them different digital methods on how to visualize sensitive statements through artworks and spread them.
In all gender dimensions young people are confronted with stereotypes and predetermined gender roles, which have been acquired during socialisation processes. This bias unconsciously guides attitudes and behaviours of men and women and (negatively) affect society. It is built into people’s practices and procedures, not just minds. Also, gender stereotypes seem to generalize to some degree across culture. Discussions on gender gaps and inequality are often only focusing on the disadvantaged gender(s) and how to put them in a better position when looking at the current economic and social situation. But what would be important to focus on, is the open dialogue between all genders and also creating awareness, that most of people’s behaviour is based on stereotypes, that are not updated accordingly to today’s society because they have never been accurate or lost their accuracy through time. These archetypes and issues are mostly transmitted from generation to generation through family constructs. But also, education plays a central part in supporting young people through these processes.
Craft and SMEs VET-NET
VET systems are characterised by fragmented nature, complexity and a large variety of actors. To be future-proof, European policy initiative need implementation, impact and awareness at grass root level, which require strong cooperation mechanisms, also among VET providers, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of Europe’s economyand society. Digitalisation and technological changes are listed as the biggest challenges but the vast majority of SMEs raises a lack of skilled staff.
The main aim of the project is to foster, trough a bottom-up process, a shared global vision and specific practical collaborations between VET systems in order to make them more attractive, career oriented, innovative, accessible and flexible, to foster mutual learning, peer counselling, capacity building and exchange of best practices between VET SMEs and Training Networks provided through a virtual learning environment that is based on the mix of formal and informal education.
TIBL – Technical Innovation in Blended Learning
The TIBL-Pproject started new in autumn 2017 and cales about the technical situation of the Distance Learning phase of the Blended Learning course.
The project combines knowledge and experience from VET training institutions with the research and innovation potential of universities. The applicant SAFA is an important Spanish school foundation focusing on school and vocational education, EFQBL is a VET and trainers education organisation, DigiLab from the University La Sapienza and the University of Aveiro are specialised in innovation in technology enhanced training and the related pedagogy. SADE is a specialist in Distance Learning and quality enhancement frameworks. These participants ensure a consortium well-distributed in Europe.
The project’s web page informs you about the results and the developed tools.
Quality in Blended Learning Project
One of the institutional members of the EFQBL, the EBI/EIE was consortium member in this project. The project’s results give a summary of quality criteria developed from the special view point of the learner’s needs. The results contain recommandations including the practical experience of a test course.