Client: The European Training Foundation (ETF)
Project: Digital and Online Learning (DOL) research in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
The European Training Foundation (ETF) is the EU agency which supports countries in and surrounding the European Union to reform their education, training and labour market systems. The Foundation work with governments, business, education and training providers and social partners in countries in and around the EU to support processes for education, training, and labour market reform with a range of evidence-based methodologies.
Real Time has just completed a year-long research project on the use of digital learning in vocational education and training (VET) in the EU and worldwide. The research work investigated innovative use of digital learning and tools, pinpointing case studies of creative use as well as analysing challenges and barriers to uptake of digital learning. The final report highlighted digital learning successes and also drew out the social and organisational changes required to extend the use of digital learning in vocational education, the workplace and in social learning settings around the world.
The final report was presented to ETF in early 2021 and promoted through several blogs on the Foundation’s Open Space community network as well as at two dissemination and consultation conferences involving educators from across the EU and beyond.