Cedefop analysis of online learning-related queries on Google Trends shows a sudden surge in interest in online learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
In cooperation with Cedefop’s Research Support Centre, the VET Toolkit for tackling early leaving now offers to their users a direct access to a large number of relevant publications on early leaving from VET, through two sets of tool bibliographies from Cedefop: the VET-Bib – Cedefop’s bibliographic database and the Summon – Cedefop’s discovery tool.
The qualification initiative Digital change Q 4.0 (Digitaler Wandel Q 4.0) aims to support and qualify teachers and trainers. It focuses on the development of specific qualification programmes primarily for in-company trainers, but also for VET school teachers and experts involved in apprenticeship examination.
Be part of a global initiative and tell us how the coronavirus crisis has affected how you work and learn.
In response to the coronavirus threat and to help contain its spread, the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) decided to promote the use of e-learning by subsidised training providers – a move also aiming at faster adoption of ICTs in vocational training. To this end, the HRDA prepared a Supplement to the relevant policy and procedures guides (titled Utilising e-Learning methods in training programmes), which entered into force on 26 March 2020.
Cedefop invited experts from its CareersNet network to provide an initial assessment of how the coronavirus health emergency has affected the delivery of career and lifelong guidance in their country or region. Responses suggest a seismic shift towards online learning and guidance delivery.
The world has changed in a few short weeks; to counter the Covid-19 pandemic all classes and most jobs have been suspended. Education and labour authorities are developing measures to address the absence of classroom-based education and reduce its impact on learners’ performance and development.
The initiative is part of activities carried out under the national project 'Reducing the number of early school leavers in vocational training'. It included a nationwide survey by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the National Office of VET and adult learning in 2018/19 to assess basic competences of VET learners and provide them with customised support.
Cedefop's VET toolkit for tackling early leaving was presented in a dedicated workshop (Workshop B: Early School leaving Cedefop’s Toolkit).