Duration: June 2021 – June 2023

The iDream project is an innovative intervention which will respond to the emerging issues impacting the training sector resulting from the European and worldwide pandemic COVID-19 and will support trainers, tutors & educators navigate the switch to digital training.

It has been designed to deliver high level outcomes to participants and respond to the priorities in Vocational Education & Training. As a result of the global pandemic, the education and training community advanced circa 5 years in technological techniques in an 8 weeks period.

 

Digital strategies were introduced almost overnight to ensure learning did not come to a complete halt, allowing what could continue, to be flipped to an online platform. During this period there was a varying range of quality in digital provision, which demonstrated the need of comprehensive overhaul of the digital delivery methodology going forward and to improve the digital readiness competencies of tutors/teachers.

This project delivers INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN A DIGITAL ERA to which will encounter as we emerge from lock down and social distancing. Blended learning has been well received during COVID, and accepted as a format which is now seen as accessible to learners who have difficulty accessing training – for instance due to disability or caring responsibilities eg. those who were shielding. Blended and digital learning brings flexibility previously not available – recording lessons etc.

 

Partners

 

  • KILCOOLEY WOMENS CENTRE / UK (Project Leader)
  • VI One Consultancy / Netherlands
  • SFE CEFEC / Belgium
  • DOMSPAIN / Spain
  • Fundacja Instytut Re-Integracji Spolecznej / Poland
  • G.G. EUROSUCCESS CONSULTING LIMITED / Cyprus

 

Developments

The project kick-off meeting took place online on 27 September 2021. The partners from UK, Poland, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain and Netherlands were very excited to meet and discuss the first steps for the project implementation.

The 2nd online meeting of partners, from 29 October 2021, was dedicated to discussing the IO1- Establish a common profile of tutors and evaluation.

 

During December’s online project meeting, the partners discussed about the results of the questionnaire developed for the trainers. The next steps are building the common profile of the digital trainer/tutor and the modules for the future TOT. The partners planned for our face-to-face meeting in early 2022.

More information about IDream Project can be found on the Project Facebook page.