FLOSS (free libre open source software) tools allow decentralised decision making by sharing resources to allow greater autonomy in the development of practical solutions useful to the whole community.
The co-creation of content, knowledge, priorities and actions builds a collective intelligence that is closer to the needs of the learners. This allows them to actively participate, with a support of the community, in the creation of innovative solutions that make sense them and their ecosystem.
Migrating to to a specific software (i.e. LINUX) or using FLOSS technologies is important but as a priority it is secondary. Secondary to raising awareness of why we want this change and to decide together which tools we want to use and to determine which culture of collaborative work we want to promote in our community.
The Guidelines for transferability and up scaling of Open-AE project results document summarizes the findings from the piloting experiences at national levels gained through the implementation of the Open-AE: Promote open source technologies in non-formal adult education project methodology as reflected in the Open-AE piloting report and translates what is presented in the first three paragraphs to concrete guidelines and recommendations.
The aim of the document is to facilitate transfer and upscaling of the Open-AE model for enhancing digital skills of adults through non-formal education by using open source technologies. The guidelines and recommendations are based on the project’s impact and address:
- educators in non-formal adult education
- stakeholders of non-formal educational systems for adults, primarily policy makers and education providers.
The results of each piloting experience at national level, as well as the policy-recommendations, aim to contribute to the development of digital skills of adults and promotion of open source software and FLOSS culture in Europe.
Download the Guidelines in English here.