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Aid Kit for Autonomous Online Classes (AidKit, 2021-2023)

Aid Kit was born as an Erasmus+ strategic partnership in the field of adult education, which was implemented between 2022 and 2024 with five partner institutions from five different countries: Germany, Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Denmark. The project revolved around the educational needs generated by the outbreak of COVID 19 situation and focused on non-formal adult learning institutions. 

Based on a 2020 EU Report data has shown that non-formal adult learning providers were not well equipped for the transition requested by the pandemic situation and they have been struggling to restructure their courses to be more accessible and inclusive. They are not qualified in the field of online tutoring, drawing a negative consequence upon disadvantaged learner groups, among whom the rate of drop-out has increased. 

The project aimed to target the trainers and adult education staff, but also learners, especially members of the vulnerable group, like migrants, job seekers, seniors. They require newly designed programs to keep them active and involved. The main objectives of the project were to upskill trainers and adult education teachers, improve their digital skills and build their confidence in leading distance learning courses. 

Aid Kit's result is a guidebook providing the basis for non-formal learning curriculum and pilot courses. 25 trainers worked on the development of five samples of motivating digital methodologies that are adaptable to different teaching situations. Piloting the digital units by external trainers and also the integration of already existing tools led to the discovery of the learner group’s needs, thus enabling content building according to them. The main result is a customized interactive learning platform. 

Other results included are video-tutorials dedicated to teachers and a set of exercises integrated on the learning platform.

All the results of the project enhance the quality of distance learning in non-formal education and fight against the phenomenon of drop-out among the disadvantaged learners. 

Coordinator: 

Iberika Education Group GGMBH, Germany (https://www.iberika.de/ )

Partners: 

DANMAR COMPUTERS SP ZOO, Poland (https://danmar-computers.com.pl/en/ )

Asociatia Bridge Language Study House, Romania (https://www.blsh.ro/ )

SOCIALINIU INOVACIJU FONDAS, Lithuania (https://www.lpf.lt/ )

MHT CONSULT APS, Denmark (https://mhtconsult.dk/ )

PROJECT'S RESULTS 

Motivational guide for best practices

Best practices handbook that will serve as guidance for trainers on how to motivate adult learners in digital non-formal learning programs

 Interactive Learning Space for teachers 

A learning platform designed to provide teachers and educators with the skills and knowledge to improve their online teaching skills using five  interactive online learning tools: Canva, Edpuzzle, Socrative, Quizlet and Studystack.

Video Forum

A video forum with tips for teachers and educators on how they can keep vulnerable groups of learners motivated to continue their online courses.

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