OpenITup is a 30-month Erasmus+ KA204 project aiming to extend and develop educators’ competences in the effective teaching of literacy, digital and entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable groups of adult learners, by making use of effective new tools and technologies.
“OpenITup” is an opportunity for both educators and adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be self-employed, a very challenging goal that seems almost impossible without basic skills, such as literacy and – in the world of global digitalisation – digital skills as well as basic knowledge of entrepreneurship concepts.
The project will suggest new methods and tools for formal, non-formal and informal education and training, adopting a holistic approach, making use of ICT tools, to reinforce professional competences of educators, including those working with vulnerable groups, as well as improve access for adult learners to an open quality learning offer. For them, it will be an opportunity to improve their basic skills and it will facilitate their integration into the labour market.
Under this project, partners will develop:
- an E-course “Start Your Own Business” in English, Bulgarian, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Turkish. It will be freely available to adult learners and educators.
- a toolkit for educators and learners with an ICT (innovation – communication-technology) approach, including ICT skills upgrading materials and teaching resources in the field of entrepreneurship.
- webinars for educators with teaching and learning tools, mostly ICT and digital tools.
- videos about start-ups in Europe, which provide practical and illustrative relevant information about how the ideas of different businesses were born; problems faced and how they were dealt with; lessons learnt, etc.
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