Adult Learning Australia takes on projects that are consistent with our core mission and values. Here is some information about Adult Learning Australia’s projects.
Adult Learners’ Week
Adult Learners’ Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning. Each year, Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated with hundreds of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of learning.
Adult Learners’ Week also provides an opportunity for informed discussion about the current provision of adult learning in Australia and to consider what improvements are needed to take Australia forward.
For 20 years, ALA has coordinated Adult Learners’ Week. Over the years, coordination has included:
- managing the Adult Learners’ Week digital assets – website and social media presences; including an ALW events directory
- creating a public relations and media campaign for Adult Learners’ Week; including running an ALW launch
- designing and distributing resources for adult and community education organisations around Australia, including posters and bookmarks
- managed Adult Learners’ Week competitions for learners and providers
- developing toolkits and resources for organisations to use during the Week.
Check out the Adult Learners’ Week website for more information.
Broadband for Seniors
Broadband for Seniors kiosks are largely staffed by volunteers. Kiosks are available to anyone 50 years or over who wants to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet free of charge.
Adult Learning Australia has worked with the Broadband for Seniors kiosks around Australia to:
- improve the digital literacy of seniors around Australia
- manage the program’s digital assets
- spread the word about the program
- develop appropriate resources
- collaborate and share resources
- develop a network of volunteer tutors
- build a strong volunteer tutor community of practice using various Web 2.0 technologies.
A Greenhouse Around the Corner
- neighbourhood houses and community learning centres
- community colleges
- other locally based, not for profit organisation who offer adult education programs.
Adult Learning Australia worked with several partners including Coonara Community House, Byron Region Community College and the Alternative Association of Australia to develop useful resources for community education providers who want to learn more about energy efficiency.
These resources include:
- a website and social media platforms
- fact sheets
- community television series.
The Learn Local project is about creating and managing digital assets for the Learn Local network and to encourage participation by existing learners and promote Learn Local to potential learners.
Adult Learning Australia coordinates this project in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (formerly ANHLC).
Our role is to develop and/or maintain the following Learn Local digital assets, which include:
- a website
- public social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Wikipedia
- closed social media platforms, including Facebook Group and Wikispace.
Check out the Learn Local website for more information.