Thursday, 06 January 2011 13:10
G8WAY participated in ONLINE EDUCA, Berlin 2010, presenting the issue of "Carreers 2.0 - Supporting educational transitions with web 2.0 and social software".
ONLINE EDUCA the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, is the key annual networking event for the international e-learning and technology-supported learning and training industry, attracting and bringing together experts in the vanguard of technology-enhanced learning from around the world.
This pre-conference session was centered around the question on how young people can be supported in educational transitions by internet based services (e.g. career advice, information and guidance).
There is a wide recognition of the importance of providing support to young people on their way to employment and increasing interest in the potential of technology assisted learning to provide support for the challenges of transition. However, this area of learning remains in its infancy and poses a series of issues for policy makers, researchers and practitioners alike. The European project G8WAY is investigating on how social software and Web 2.0 applications can be used to support young people in transitions.
The following key issues were explored during the pre-conference:
- Which are the challenges of educational transitions – how do young people start a career in recession-hit European societies?
- What are the potentials of social software and web 2.0 tools in the context of transitions?
- Which role can careers guidance and support play in this process?
- What is the future of technology based learning regarding career education?