Adult Learning Australia takes on projects that are consistent with our core mission and values.
Adult Learners Week
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 over 25 years, ALA has coordinated Adult Learners’ Week including:
- 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 promotional material and collateral such as posters, bookmarks and shareable digital content
- managing 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.
Adult Literacy and numeracy
Adult Literacy and Numeracy Practitioner Program
In partnership with ACEVictoria, Adult Learning Australia developed the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Practitioner Professional Development Program.
This 20 hour online PD program is aligned with the Department of Education and Training in Victoria’s ACFE Board’s Strategy and their commitment to support the capability and capacity of Learn Local providers to deliver pre-accredited literacy and numeracy programs.
Over 270 pre-accredited literacy and numeracy educators in Learn Local organisations have participated in this training.
The aim of Learn Local digital strategy is to increase aware of the Learn Local brand, increase participation and improve the online presence of the sector more broadly.
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.
A Greenhouse Around the Corner
The A Greenhouse Around the Corner project provided energy efficiency information to the adult and community education sector, including:
- 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 included:
- a website and social media platforms
- fact sheets
- community television series.
Technology for seniors
Broadband for Seniors
Broadband for Seniors supported senior Australians to get the skills they need to use computers and access the Internet. Broadband for Seniors kiosks were located in over 2000 kiosks all around Australia and largely staffed by volunteers.
Adult Learning Australia 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.