Managing Informal Learning in Higher Education Contexts: the learners’ perspective
Author(s)Marques, Maria A.
Viegas, Maria C.
Alves, Gustavo R.
García-Peñalvo, Francisco J.
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AbstractMarques, M. A., Viegas, M. C., Alves, G., Zangrando, V., Galanis, N., Brouns, F., Waszkiewicz, E., & Garcia-Peñalvo, F. (2013). Managing Informal Learning in Higher Education Contexts: the learners’ perspective. ICBL2013 International Conference on Interactive Computer-Aided Blended Learning. November, 6-8, 2013, Florianópolis, Brasil.
Informal Learning is present in everyone's life but its awareness only recently has been reported. The need to keep track of the knowledge acquired this way is increasing as its sources diversity also increases. This work presents the pilots trials on the use of a tool developed to help keeping track of the learners’ informal learning, within
a number of European higher education schools. This tool developed through the European Commission founded project TRAILER, is still under development, which will
allow integrating the set of improving suggestions obtained from users during the piloting phase. The overall idea of
managing one’s informal learning was well accepted and welcomed, which validated the emerging need for a tool
with this purpose. In higher education schools, this tool also
allows students to have a better insight on their academic
curricula and the key competences they need to develop
Tagging, Recognition and Acknowledgment of Informal Learning ExpeRiences project (TRAILER) that is funded by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. Ref. 519141-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-KA3-KA3MP [http://www.trailerproject.eu]. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.