Second transnational meeting of Erasmus+ project "Andragogy: virtual learning environment for librarians"
01.07.2016On 13-14 June 2016 second transnational meeting of Erasmus+ project "Andragogy: virtual learning environment for librarians" took place in Lithuania. The meeting was hosted by Vilnius County Adomas Mickevicius Public Library and brought together all partners. During two intensive days participants from Vilnius County Adomas Mickevicius Public Library, Lithuanian Librarians Association, Jelgava City Library, National Library of Latvia, Innovative Community Centres Association, Regional Library Nikola Furnadzhiev have met to discuss about implemented project activities, first results and future steps.
The progress of each partner in the project implementation has been presented during the first day. Also participants were introduced with project communication plan, promotional materials, and prototype of learning platform. In second day several workshops were conducted on the creation of the joint learning program in English. The project partners agreed to create 4 modules in English: curriculum training principles, adult teaching and learning methods, effective communication and work with librarians target audiences.
The meeting was a chance for partners to discuss about the work carried out so far, and especially ascertain everything about joint learning program in English which was the most important during this meeting. Partners also have agreed on the future steps and deadlines of the tasks related with virtual learning system structure. Now they are continuing the work on the system which will be lunched for the wider librarian community already in autumn 2017.
The next transnational meeting is planned for April 2017, in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. All the results of the project, including the visibility and project materials will be presented at the Multiplier events in 2017.
The goal of the project is to create a virtual andragogy learning environment and training course, where training materials will be created in all partner-countries languages and English language as well, what will make an andragogy training widely available for community of the librarians internationally. Andragogy course and virtual learning environment intend to have tools and functions that would encourage a formation of international librarians‘ andragogy community and sharing of experience, ensure self-learning, lifelong learning and qualification hoisting processes. With a use of professionally developed system librarians would be able to communicate with each other, share their experience and search for partners for andragogy matters.This article has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.