"A raíz del encuentro simultáneo #kfe03 entre Barcelona, Getxo, Lleida y Sevilla, nos surgió una reflexión sobre algo que no habíamos especificado claramente, y que hemos comprobado que ha dado lugar a confusiones.
Se han comunicado con nosotr@s diferentes interesad@s que provienen del medio rural, muy alejado de los conceptos que son habitualmente entendidos como ámbitos urbanos. Nos pedían hace un kfé innovación rural, para que pudieran participar específicamente en el debate.
Nos hemos dado cuenta, entonces, de que era necesaria una aclaración. Cuando hablamos de proyectos de ciudad en Kfé Innovación, no nos estamos refiriendo en ningún momento a tamaño o número de habitantes. Entendemos “ciudad” como cualquier entorno con el que una persona se comunique. Cualquiera. Ya sea su calle una avenida, autopista, camino sin asfaltar, plaza pública o sendero."(@margaojeda ;-) grax por la )
☝ (h)Ⓐ(oz) raíz de la pregunta que se hacían en Kfé Innovación ...De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de ciudad.Hoy traemos a este espacio la experiencia de E-ruralnet ...y luego comenzaremos con el post post #kfe03 (Proyectos de Ciudad) pre #kfe04 (Ciudades Educativas) ...que por cierto podéis ayudarnos a extender por la red ...Nueva convocatoria #kfe04. Ciudades Educadoras.
Como decía el maestro Ortega y Gasset:
"Ciudad es ante todo plaza, ágora, discusión, elocuencia. De hecho, no necesita tener casas, la ciudad; las fachadas bastan. Las ciudades clásicas están basadas en un instinto opuesto al doméstico. La gente construye la casa para vivir en ella y la gente funda la ciudad para salir de la casa y encontrarse con otros que también han salido de la suya"
A lo que íbamos ... : E-ruralnet is a European network project part-funded by the European Commission in the context of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Transversal projects-ICT. It addresses e-learning as a means for enhancing lifelong learning opportunities in rural areas, with emphasis on SMEs, micro-enterprises, self-employed and persons seeking employment. Previous research of the European e-learning market (www.euracademy-observatory.org) identified important constraints not allowing the rural workforce to take advantage of ICT-enabled learning, mostly related to infrastructure or low personal motivation. Building on this experience, e-ruralnet aims to investigate further the demand for and supply of e-learning in rural areas, including 11 European countries in this endeavour, both old and new member states. It also seeks to link innovative approaches to e-learning and new media for its delivery with the prospect of widening and strengthening the use of ICT for lifelong learning in rural areas.
The project ; Activities
- Documentation of e-learning supply and demand
Conduct e-learning supply and demand surveys, mostly online, aiming to map the e-learning field in all the 11 participating countries and transfer best practice between them. The surveys will be modeled along similar research conducted previously by the Euracademy Observatory, aiming to update and extend the information presented by the Observatory (www.euracademy-observatory.org) on e-learning providers and recipients. Best practice examples will be also collected to expand the existing Observatory’s databank.
- Inventorying innovative e-learning
This inventory of available e-learning products aims to cover innovative solutions that are directly relevant to the needs of rural SMEs and micro-enterprises. The inventory will be composed by information obtained through the surveys, the case studies of e-learning products, additional desk research and interviews with social partners, business associations and policy makers, trying to establish the innovative elements of reviewed products in the national context, relevant policy approaches and sources of information about products that would be specially useful for rural SMEs and micro- enterprises.
- Alternative media for e-learning
This study aims to address two issues: firstly, access to e-learning for rural areas that have not adequate infrastructure (ie broadband) to connect efficiently to the internet, and secondly innovative learning and teaching approaches introduced through new interactive ICT tools such as web 2.0 wikis, podcasts etc. The possibility of using alternative media instead of or in addition to computers will be examined, including combinations of mobile telephones, ipods or DVDs in combination with the introduction of new didactic approaches that divert from the conventional models, based on interaction and simulation.
- E-learning GBL guidance and familiarisation tool
The Euracademy Observatory’s research showed that a major constraint for taking up e-learning by employed and unemployed adults is their ICT “shyness” and their assumed lack of motivation to follow through an e-learning course. A friendly and easy to run tool will be created to help non-expert learners to find out firstly their learning needs and secondly the available resources to satisfy them. This tool will be based on the results of the EUROVALIDATION project, which developed the “Learning Pathway Tool”, a counseling technique for identifying learning needs and guiding the candidate to suitable learning options (www.euracademy.org/ eurovalidation/background.htm ). The proposed tool will have the format of a “serious game’ to make it more attractive to users, even those with the minimum computer experience; and will link with the inventory of e-learning opportunities to demonstrate to users how they can search for suitable e-learning courses and how to evaluate them against their needs.
- Dissemination and networking
The Euracademy Observatory has created networks of training providers in 7 countries, consisting of those organisations that took part in the initial surveys of the Observatory. These networks will expand with new members, while new networks will be created from start in 4 more countries. Further to these, two new types of networks are planned: a network of social partners/ associations representing SMEs, who will stand for the demand side of ICT- enabled learning; and a network of policy makers and administrators holding responsibilities for lifelong learning or rural development. Representatives of the three user-networks from all participating countries will be invited to take part in an “Advisory Forum” to provide feedback and become the “anchor” people for the national workshops and the international conference. To encourage stakeholder-networking, disseminate the results of the proposed actions and encourage exchange of experience and good practice, national workshops are planned in all participating countries, addressing the targeted users of the project outcomes. Five of these workshops will take an international character by ensuring the participation of the full partnership of the e-ruralnet network, while 6 workshops will have a national profile. The former will be held in countries with less developed ICT-supported learning services, and the latter in more ICT-developed countries.
Moreover, dissemination of project results will include the following actions:
- setting up a dedicated website for the project,
- printing a brochure in all partners’ languages
- issuing 6-monthly Newsletters,
- holding an international conference,
- producing a project report, translated in all partners’ languages,
- presenting papers in conferences and articles in scientific and professional journals.(leer más...)