EDU.CARE: an innovative model of training for the elderly caregivers

EDU.CARE: an innovative model of training for the elderly caregivers

Educare Project Paper was presented at IDEC 2013 – International Distance Education Conference 2013 in Rome, Italy June 27, 2013.

International Distance Education Conference (IDEC) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in distance education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions.

IDEC 2013 conference is supported by Sakarya University, Kyonggi Universityand TASET and took place on June 25-27, 2013 at the Mercure West Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy. All full paper presentations were published in an online proceeding book of IDEC 2013 and the selected papers published in: The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education – TOJNED (www.tojned.net), The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET (www.tojet.net).

The title of the presented paper is “EDU.CARE: an innovative model of training for the elderly caregivers”. The paper was written by four trainers of the Consortium: Giusi Miccoli (Rome – Italy), Małgorzata Stawiak-Ososińska (The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce-Poland), Agata Chabior (The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce – Poland), Soledad Quero (Universitat Jaume I, Castellon – Spain).

In this paper the relationship between the elderly and technologies was investigated: seniors developing in Internet use, e-health programs, and e-learning. According to these findings and in order to develop news skills of trainers and carers an original learning methodology, which includes classroom training, coaching, e-tutoring, project work and web2.0 training, is proposed.

For more information on the project go to this link: www.educareproject.eu

Autore: Giusi Miccoli