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Trio

Written by Davide Calenda on woensdag 27 oktober 2010 10:32
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Social cohesion and inclusion are fundamental values expressed by the common vision
that lies behind the so-called “European social model”, and primary objectives of the EU
policies. Education and training are crucial factors to help to promote the integration
into the labour market of disadvantaged people at risk of marginalization. Furthermore,
the advancements of ICTs changed deeply the basic knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the labour market, and the way we think about education and training as
well. The EC itself has recently drafted a new strategy for jobs and growth (Europe
2020), going far beyond Lisbon 2010 and focusing on knowledge and innovation. It follows that learning can no longer be constrained into the boundaries of traditional school
and training rooms. The TRIO project, started twelve years ago, caught the first signs of
these changes and, in a certain sense, anticipated them.

Characteristics

Country Italy
Coverage local
Number of users more than 5000
Project website http://www.progettotrio.it
Status pilot
Context & focus Regional vocational training portal funded and managed by the Administration of the Region of Tuscany
Issue & target group addressed Counter drop-out and increase retention of adults in vocational training and lifelong learning
Web 2.0 supported intervention and intended impact Provide a regional portal with e-learning courses and communication features to counter learner drop-out and leverage retention
Web 2.0 technologies used Moodle based platform offering e-learning courses with additional features such as forums and wikis that allow for communication and collaboration among learners and tutors
Main problems encountered Constant concerns of the portal are learner drop-out and retention rates in vocational training and lifelong learning
Lessons learned / advice Communication and collaboration features have been implemented, yet they are more frequently used among tutors. The learners must be motivated and skilled the use the tools as part of the curriculum.

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