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Community Media Applications and Participation. Training for trainers that implements intergenerational and intercultural communication in different settings of adult education by using mobile learning and community radio based on low budget technology
Start date: Dec 1, 2011,

Our project responds to the EU policy on (e-) inclusion and trains adult educators to use new technologies (mobile learning, using apps with iphones/smartphones) to increase participation in lifelong learning by marginalized groups – e.g. seniors or migrants - whose traditions or circumstances have not brought them into contact with formal learning or IT skills.This train the trainers course reaches these groups through multiplicators trained to bring into their regular work an intergenerational and intercultural approach and media competences. The approach, learner-centred and action-oriented, is innovative and economical –since the adult educators themselves promote these new competencies learnt in the shared tasks of media production bringing transferable social and technical skills & self-confidence. The outcome of this personal transformation is increased involvement in the public sphere and an improved chance to enter the labour market – an important contribution to social cohesion.Evidence for these outcomes comes from the work the consortium has already undertaken in previous EU-funded projects. 7 partners from 6 countries now again bring a rich mix of backgrounds and experience – in community media and media & social studies at adult education and university level – and with widespread contacts in academic and media networks that will assist dissemination and exploitation.The course will explore innovative uses of mobile phone technology (apps for audio recording, photos, music, geo-caching and web interactivity) to create multimedia guides and is adaptable for use both in adult education and in non-formal civil society groups.Outcomes, in 6 languages EN, FI, DE, HU, PL, ES will be freely downloadable, include the course - for Grundtvig IST and elsewhere – and multimedia materials.Impact will be evidenced in the use of the course and its approach by adult educators and social workers and by the benefits described above to the target groups.
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