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Virtual learning facilitators?

The term virtual learning facilitator – which may be used interchangeably with such terms as e-tutor, online tutor, online instructor, virtual facilitator and so on – refers to a relatively new figure in the teaching world - distinguished by the teacher - who facilitates learning in an online/ virtual training programme.

In fact, a facilitator might not be a subject area expert like a teacher or trainer, and it is mainly seen as a person who engage / motivates / support learners in their learning paths, facilitates their communication and collaboration, create opportunities for teamworking and ensures that all learners are engaged in the learning activity, through motivation techniques.

Why Faville?

The skills and competences required by the facilitation activity are the most diverse and complex, and nevertheless often overlooked. It is no coincidence if many e-learning and virtual learning facilitators lack the required abilities to properly fulfill their role, thus undermining a potentially better learning experience.

Aware of that, Faville aims to enhance the quality standards of facilitation in virtual learning environments and to provide the skills and competences that facilitators of virtual learning need to develop or improve their techniques.

The aim of the project will be achieved by creating 3 main project outputs: e-learning course for virtual learning facilitators, Digital App on facilitation techniques, and Framework for validation of skills and competences of virtual learning facilitators acquired through non-formal and informal learning, all to be pilot-tested once ready.

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Expected results

  • Modular e-learning program for virtual learning facilitators
  • A digital application that, in addition to describing individual facilitation methods and examples of their use, also offers an easy-to-use function to select appropriate methods according to the parameters (eg profile, course subject, number of students in the learning group, type of problem, etc.)
  • A framework for validating skills and competences for obtaining professional qualifications for those facilitators who have acquired their skills, knowledge and competences outside the formal learning process in non-formal and informal learning.
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Partners

ASTRA

ASTRA – Association for Development and Innovation is a non-governmental, non-political and voluntary association established in 1998. Astra provides lifelong learning, support research and development capacities and build relationships between non-profit, academic and commercial spheres.

DIE

DIE - The German Institute for Adult Education Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning is a publicly funded research and service institute in the field of lifelong learning and adult education.

ENTRE

ENTRE is an independent expert organization working to support and promote a systemic approach to innovative and sustainable development of regions, cities and municipalities.

HOU

HOU - Hellenic Open University is a Public University founded by the Greek Government in 1992 and fully operational since 1997. Its prime mission is to offer university level education using distance learning methodology and to develop the appropriate material and teaching methods.

HT

HT is an Italian SME located in Sicily. Since 2004 its core business is mobile & web applications development, system integration and it is particularly focused on e-learning methodologies.

IDEC

IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector.

UAb

Established in 1988, Universidade Aberta (UAb) is the only public higher education institution in Portugal for Open and Distance Learning.

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