The interviews of the IT teachers regarding Project Erasmus+ KA2 SlowLearning are now completed. The interviews were carried out in all partners’ countries Slovenia, Denmark, Greece and Spain. The research was conducted to identify the needs and the problems of IT trainers and seniors regarding training IT to seniors.
The project aims to upskill or reskill IT trainers, in order to develop the necessary competences and skills for the effective education of seniors.
Who did we ask?
We asked to IT trainers and professionals around IT. We also addressed training centers, related with IT training of seniors. The participation of experts in this field was essential, in order to get focused and pragmatic answers.
Why did we ask them?
The aim of the interviewing was to collect useful information, regarding the experiences, the needs and the problems trainers face in seniors’ IT training. Additionally, trainers described the problems that seniors deal with the new technologies and how to learn them.
What did they say?
They analyzed the motivation around IT knowledge, the priorities and the basic obstacles of seniors. Finally, the trainers were asked for what they consider necessary to change, in order IT be more friendly and easy for seniors.
The partners, through the interviews, will identify not only the gaps, but also the effective practices and tools needed, for successful training of seniors in IT. The results of the interviews will be used to the development of the next steps of SlowLearning project and specifically the training of the IT trainers or people around IT.
The training of IT trainers will be implemented in 2020.
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Seniors need to remain active members of the society. Due to the rapid pace of technology changes, the training of seniors requires well-trained trainers. These IT trainers should have good knowledge of the characteristics, the needs and the expectations of this diverse group of adults.
For more information, visit the website of SlowLearning project