National seminar in Spain

Organizer:  University of Almería
Place: Meeting Room (Health Sciences Faculty)  – University of Almería
Date: 22th of February  2019, 16.30-12.00

The aims of the seminar:

  • to share the project outputs created for training professionals caregivers of older people, (Training Model, Curriculum, Learning resources and MOOC);
  • to increase the knowledge of participants on the topic;
  • to provide a hands-on experience of using the MOOC, as efficient tools for training;
  • to raise awareness about the advantages and challenges of using the Model, curriculum and  training tools created, to provide  training   for elderly caregivers  and  migrants;
  • to networking, share experience, interests and goals about  training activities can be done  with the project outputs;
  • to gain the participants’ views and suggestions regarding the sustainability of our project results.

Participants

The seminar was delivered to 34 people:

Teacher/trainer/manager/staff from  training provider organisation 8 23,53
Manager/staff from elderly care  organizations 13 38,24
 Managers/staff/ volunteer  from  organizations dealing with migrants 2 5,88
Decision-maker, governance representative 5 14,71
 Media representative 1 2,94
Other_________________________ 5 14,71

Agenda

The topics of the seminars included:

  • Presentation of the, the main results of the project , training model and  the learning platform;
  • Presentation of the MOOC and a  workshop on how to use it;
  • Discussion to exchange ideas on ways to use the project results;
  • Collect feedback for measuring the potential impact of the project’s outputs by administrating evaluation questionnaires to the participants

Impact on the participants:

The participants of the seminar declared that the facilities were satisfactory, time allotted for the presentation and discussions was adequate, the presentations were appropriate for their  level of knowledge,  the seminar met their  expectations  and they had good opportunities for  exchanging  experiences , good practices and networking with others having shared interests and goals.

According to the answers to the evaluation questionnaire administrated,  the 34 participants :

Answers Much Very much
The seminar increased my knowledge about  of topic of training caregivers of elderly people in Europe and about using the MOOC. 3 8,82% 31 91,18%
I became more aware about the importance of   the  communication,  intercultural and social skills for foreigners  and migrants who work as caregivers of elderly people; 2 5,88% 32 94,12%
I consider the Model and  Learning Tools are innovative and useful  for  setting up teaching/training activities and delivering  better quality of  the elderly caregiver training. 2 5,88% 32 94,12%
I consider the MOOC is  a lower costs mean  for  quick preparing  the elderly caregivers staff and improving  quality of the elderly care services. 4 11,76% 30 88,24%
I am interested to use the Online course and  MOOC for learning and/or training and  I may recommend to others to use them. 4 11,76% 30 88,24%

Qualitative comments

Please specify the recommendations you would make for improvement of theproject outputs and their sustainability

  • Official title with credits or hours
  • Certify enough number of hours
  • Simple resources adapted to the initial knowledge of caregivers
  • That can be taught in the Guadalinfocenters of each municipality or area
  • Once the project is finished, the MOOC course should be given in all the GuadalinfoCenters through the Community Social Services of each zone.
  • The hours need more than 2 hours
  • The very good contents probably have a lack: that all the participants in the seminar commit ourselves to disseminate it so that they can take more advantage of our reach.

Download

Agenda Seminar Spain

Project presentation

MOOC Leaflet

Presentation of the results of the IENE7 Project