The Project EHLSSA
The project EHLSSA - European Home Learning Service for Seniors Association – aims at providing access to continuing education to seniors through the establishment of a Europe-wide, specifically adapted learning infrastructure, the European Home Learning Service.
This learning service includes the provision of a learning management system, training programs for seniors and measures for tele-tutors to support older people in learning.
EHLSSA promotes digital inclusion for senior citizens and supports the target group effectively and individually in becoming competent ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) users in the knowledge-based economy and society. Yet, senior citizens often face barriers using digital services and are under-represented when it comes to competent and self-direct use of ICT.
The European Home Learning Service will be established in five European countries (Finland, France, Germany, Ireland and Spain) with national and regional contact points. In the long term, the offer shall be extended to further European countries while increasing the range of courses at the same time.
The main expected project outcomes include the:
- Development of 3 E-Learning Courses tha
a. Are conceived and tailored to the learning needs of seniors in 5 European countries
b. Include multimedia-enriched didactic elements
- Development of 1 Training Course for tele-tutors who support senior learners individually and intensively
- Development of the “EHLSSA Quality Chart” containing
a. Key factors in providing online learning courses to seniors
b. Guidelines for future course developments
- Establishment of the European Home Learning Service
- Establishment of the EHLSSA Association