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“CARER+: Developing a Digital Competence Framework for care workers”

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The CARER+ project aims to support the development of digital competences and digitally-supported professional skills for care workers, with a particular focus on applying these skills and competences to enhance the quality of care provided for care recipients, by developing a set of learning paths and educational resources for mobile and work based learning, that respond to major challenges to their professionalisation: isolation, access to technology, flexibility of study modes, lack of support and motivation, formal accreditation, recognition of prior experience, and scalability. Recent research has shown that a large segment of the growing number of older people in Europe can be encouraged to use online services, and that modern ICT and Ambient Assisted Living technologies can radically improve their quality of life by supporting ageing well in the community and at home. The key mediator between these ICT-based opportunities and their integration into older people’s lives stands in the available human resource represented by the domiciliary care working sector and the set of competences they possess.

Partnering the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)

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