When it comes to promoting social mobility for adult learners, technology is both a challenge and a solution. The Adult Learning Initiative explores the impact of digital tools and technologies on working-age adults today. We bring together researchers, learning providers, industry partners, and adult learners to reduce inequities, build stronger networks, and close the digital skills gap. We work to prioritize the inclusion of people who are most often excluded from education and career advancement opportunities. The Adult Learning Initiative was launched with the Beacon Project , bringing together a network of programs using technology in powerful ways to support adult education and workforce development.
Adult Learning - Digital Promise
The aim of this group is to explore and understand the best way to promote adult literacy and digital inclusion in the European context. Taking as a starting point the sharing of models and practices already implemented in different countries and contexts, the main idea is to promote and deepen the technological-pedagogical knowledge of all those who work directly with adults. Whether in formal contexts of learning, but especially in informal contexts. Including the elderly who actually are away from a day-to-day use of digital technologies and, therefore, far from the full exercise of citizenship. A new open resource available to all who work with adults and want to promote the development of learning and living skills in society.
DigitALAD. Digital Adult Educators: Preparing Adult Educators for a Digital World.
What impact does the digital world have on adult learners? Do they need to develop specific skills? Is the internet the new space where adults learn or find learning opportunities? This infographic looks at how adults in the EU currently use the internet, and their level of skills, to identify some of their learning needs.
Policy Area Digital Transformation. Digital technologies will both create new jobs and replace existing ones. To cope with increasing labor market dynamics in the digital age, workers will have to become more mobile across jobs, occupations, and industries. The relative importance of their job-specific skills will decrease while that of their general skills applicable to various occupations will increase. These general skills will enable workers to work with technology instead of competing with it, thereby increasing their job mobility and employability.