EU: SVEA Web 2.0 Guidelines: How to integrate Social Media in your Training Institution and Practice

Published on: 10/11/2011
Last update: 14/11/2011
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The SVEA project has the objective of addressing the collaborative and web 2.0 skills needs of teachers and trainers in both Vocational Education and Training (VET) and adult training institutions, with a special focus on personnel and organisational development. The wide‐spread use of collaborative social media in recent years has undoubtedly transformed the way people communicate, socialise and do business. It clearly offers new opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange and collaborative working on a global scale.

In the same way, the web 2.0 phenomenon is challenging conventional educational models with its potential to transform teaching and learning practice (pedagogical innovation), offer new and more effective approaches to the management of education and training processes (organisational innovation), and promise continuous growth of new (web 2.0) tools which can support and enrich teaching and learning (technological innovation). The implementation of web 2.0 in training institutions, and the successful exploitation of its benefits, will require an informed planning process involving the pedagogical‐didactical, organisational and technical aspects of the organisation.

The SVEA project aims to address all these aspects in the guidelines presented in this document which have been designed to provide both management and training staff with an introduction to the requisite knowledge and skills. The guidelines are also intended to encourage training institutions to take the first steps in integrating web 2.0 in their training practice.

These SVEA web 2.0 guidelines are presented in two parts, each focusing on one of the two main target groups. The first part addresses the senior management of VET and adult training institutions and indicates what has to be considered when integrating social media into the training institution's structure to improve the organisational process. The second part addresses the trainers and demonstrates how web 2.0 can be integrated in the course structure to offer more open and collaborative course delivery.

Number of pages: 40

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Description of license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Nature of documentation: Official reports and studies

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