A tool to aid institutions recognize their employees competences acquired by informal learning

Francisco J. García Peñalvo, Valentina Zangrando, Alicia García Holgado, Miguel A. Conde González, Antón M. Seoane Pardo, Marc Alier, Nikolas Galanis, Jordi López, José Janssen, Francis Brouns, Anton Finders, Adriana Flores, Peter Sloep, Dai Griffiths, Mark Johnson, Elwira Waszkiewicz, Aleksandra Mykowska, Miroslav Minović, Milos Milovanovic, Maria A. MarquesMaria C. Viegas, Gustavo R. Alves

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    Abstract

    People do not learn only in formal educational institutions, but also throughout their lives, from their experiences, conversations, observations of others, exploration of the Internet, meetings and conferences, and chance encounters etc. However this informal and non-formal learning can easily remain largely invisible, making it hard for peers and employers to recognise or act upon it. The TRAILER project aims to make this learning visible so that it can benefit both the individual and the organisation. The proposed demonstration will show a software solution that (i) helps the learners to capture a wide range of 'informal' learning taking place in their lives, and (ii) assists the organisation and the learner in recognising this learning (to the benefit of both). This software tool has recently been used in two phases of pilot studies, which have run in four different European countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact
    EditorsDavinia Hernandez-Leo, Tobias Ley, Ralf Klamma, Andreas Harrer
    PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
    Volume8095
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40814-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40813-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Scaling up Learning for Sustained Impact - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: 17 Sep 201321 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume8095
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2013
    Country/TerritoryCyprus
    CityPaphos
    Period17/09/1321/09/13

    Keywords

    • Trailer
    • non-formal learning
    • informal learning
    • tagging
    • competences
    • software tool

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