Using TRAILER tool for Managing Informal Learning in academic and professional contexts: the learners’ perspective

Maria C. Viegas, Maria A. Marques, Gustavo R. Alves, Valentina Zangrando, Nikolas Galanis, Francis Brouns, José Janssen, Elwira Waszkiewicz, Alexandra Mykowska, Alicia García-Holgado, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Miguel Ángel Conde González

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    Abstract

    Informal Learning plays an important role in everyone's life and yet we often are unaware of it. The need to keep track of the knowledge acquired through informal learning is increasing as its sources become increasingly diverse. This paper presents a study on a tool developed to help keeping track of learners’ informal learning, both within academic and professional contexts, This tool, developed within the European Commission funded TRAILER project, will further integrate the improvements suggested by users during the piloting phase. The two studied contexts were similar regarding the importance and perception of Informal Learning, but differed concerning tool usage. The overall idea of managing one’s informal learning was well accepted and welcomed, which validated the emerging need for a tool with this purpose.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2013
    Event2013 Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality: TEEM2013 - Salamanca, Spain
    Duration: 14 Nov 201315 Nov 2013
    Conference number: 1
    https://2013.teemconference.eu/

    Conference

    Conference2013 Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CitySalamanca
    Period14/11/1315/11/13
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    Keywords

    • Trailer
    • Informal learning
    • curricula management
    • competences

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