Monday, July 04, 2011

Background Vara Ung Entreprenoeur

Vara Lyftet is a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Vara Municipality. The purpose of Vara Lyftet is to get unemployed young people in the age of 16-24 into studies or work. The project is divided into two tracks, an Environmental Education and Entrepreneurship Education. The project has 20-25 participants.

Social media is frequently used by the youth group and seemed like a natural arena for learning. We have tested various methods to develop learning in social media In the Rucola project. We have used Blogger in Vara Lyftet. Blogger is a blog feature that is easy to use and where you can make simple websites. Vara Lyftet has its own website on Blogger, as well as two sub-websites for each part of the project. The Entrepreneurship education is totally based on Blogger and the page has 13 different underpages. Each of the 13 pages is designed to develop a specific entrepreneurial skills such as creativity or I-can-attitude. The participants have also made their own pages where they document their learning, even those pages are built in Blogger.

Working in social media is a constant learning and our entire web system is constantly evolving. The participants have developed several pages on their own and the number of pages seems to be growing all the time.

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