About the Project

IEOL is a Grundtvig Partnership consisting of non-formal and formal adult education organisations in five European countries who deal with the local socio-economic challenges presented by e.g. unemployment, migration, social exclusion and ageing population in their regions. Each organisation is committed to promoting e-learning as a way to increase social integration and intercultural communication.
The Partnership focuses on exploring the possibilities of social media in adult education. The aims of the Partnership include exchanging experiences and good practices concerning the ways and means of using open and interactive web tools. This means increasing teachers' and learners' IT skills as wella s addressing the key competences of the learners' mother tongue and the use of a foreign language. An important part of the Partnership is to exchange and develop the methods and common practices of evaluating the process and outcomes of the use of social media in learning.

During the first stage of the Partnership, the staff of the participating organisations studied together the use of social media in teaching and learning. During the second stage, the institutions produced courses for various groups of adult learners and actively involved the learners through intercultural dialogue. The project particularly stressed equal participation of men and women, as well as senior citizens.

This wiki presents a dossier of good practices and challenges arising from our experiences in using social media tools in adult education.