A Tool to Aid Institutions Recognize Their Employees Competences Acquired by Informal Learning

  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo
  • Valentina Zangrando
  • Alicia García Holgado
  • Miguel A. Conde González
  • Antón-M. Seoane-Pardo
  • Marc Alier
  • Nikolas Galanis
  • Jordi López
  • José Janssen
  • Francis Brouns
  • Anton Finders
  • Adriana Berlanga
  • Peter Sloep
  • Dai Griffiths
  • Mark Johnson
  • Elwira Waszkiewicz
  • Aleksandra Mykowska
  • Miroslav Minovic
  • Milos Milovanovic
  • Maria A. Marques
  • Maria C. Viegas
  • Gustavo R. Alves
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8095)

Abstract

People do not learn only in formal educational institutions, but also throughout their lives, from their experiences, conversations, observations of others, exploration of the Internet, meetings and conferences, and chance encounters etc. However this informal and non-formal learning can easily remain largely invisible, making it hard for peers and employers to recognize or act upon it. The TRAILER project aims to make this learning visible so that it can benefit both the individual and the organization. The proposed demonstration will show a software solution that (i) helps the learners to capture, organize and classify a wide range of ’informal’ learning taking place in their lives, and (ii) assists the organization in recognizing this learning and use it to help managing human resources (benefiting both parts). This software tool has recently been used in two phases of pilot studies, which have run in four different European countries.

Keywords

non-formal learning informal learning tagging competences software tool 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo
    • 1
  • Valentina Zangrando
    • 1
  • Alicia García Holgado
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Conde González
    • 1
  • Antón-M. Seoane-Pardo
    • 1
  • Marc Alier
    • 1
  • Nikolas Galanis
    • 1
  • Jordi López
    • 1
  • José Janssen
    • 1
  • Francis Brouns
    • 1
  • Anton Finders
    • 1
  • Adriana Berlanga
    • 1
  • Peter Sloep
    • 1
  • Dai Griffiths
    • 1
  • Mark Johnson
    • 1
  • Elwira Waszkiewicz
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Mykowska
    • 1
  • Miroslav Minovic
    • 1
  • Milos Milovanovic
    • 1
  • Maria A. Marques
    • 1
  • Maria C. Viegas
    • 1
  • Gustavo R. Alves
    • 1
  1. 1.The TRAILER ProjectSpain

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