Putting down roots: establishing e-learning opportunities in informal adult education

This article was published on EPALE (en): https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/blog/wurzeln-schlagen-digitale-lernangebote-der-non-formalen-erwachsenenbildung-etablieren and you may read it there. Here is a short excerpt with reference to the main contents:

It had to be done and it was done quickly: as educational establishments closed due to COVID-19, digital modes of education were set up at short notice. It was a major achievement by all involved, some of whom were rewarded by large numbers of participants.  However, even in cases where the response was low, many learning providers are considering adding more e-learning opportunities to their programmes in the long term.
To do this, it is helpful to address the particulars of planning, structuring and providing e-learning opportunities in informal education and training.

First I give an overview on fundamental features of e-learning opportunities. The article goes into more detail on these aspects:

  • Target group analysis: who do I want to reach and who can I reach?
    • Learning support and structural guidelines
    • Learning time
    • Media access
    • Language skills, writing and reading ability
  • Structuring the learning process
    • Fundamental educational setting
    • Time budget
  • Designing e-learning opportunities: success factors
    • Organizing communication and collaboration
    • Using the shared time
    • Webinars
    • Visualisation
    • Assignments
    • Designing the environment
  • Online education also means online marketing