The Capacity Building Series of EBSN provides support for policy-makers and other adult learning professionals by publishing up-to-date content by experts on EPALE in the field to help the implementation of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation in the Member States. CBS is the first to introduce online courses on EPALE to contribute to a more efficient use of resources presented in the OERs.
The objectives of the MOOCs are:
- to provide policy-makers with a learning and collaborative environment to gather information, exchange views and learn together;
- to generate highly relevant, engaging and up-to-date learning resources, which are easily accessible to policy-makers from anywhere and at any time;
- to provide EPALE users with opportunities to take part in an interactive learning process, and contribute to the generation of open learning resources in the field of basic skills policy;
- to contribute to the repository of practices linked to Upskilling Pathways.
However the online course is especially useful to the professional work of policy-makers and decision-makers in the adult learning sector, other first-line workers serving the target group, including public employment services (PES) and employers, relevant authorities at the local, regional and national level, but also European institutions/organisations active in the field can benefit from taking part in the course.
The first online course is based on the opening OER unit titled Integrated Policy Approach in Basic Skills Provision. Participants of the MOOC are rewarded an open badge testifying their active involvement which implies that participants have a good understanding of the OER’s content and the related topics.