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Help change the face of community learning

Earlier this year Tinder Foundation concluded a six month pilot of the eReading Rooms project  - a scheme involving a small group of UK online centres trialling a new approach to community elearning. The project was so successful that now been awarded a small amount of funding to extend it’s reach and we’re looking for centres to get involved!

The eReading Rooms pilot engaged people in activities ranging from baking to jewellery making, composting to composing, word search to jobsearch - all enabled or enhanced by technology. We engaged with almost 1,500 learners from hard-to-reach groups, who were excluded by a range of factors including age, disability, education, lack of employment or language skills.

The project was funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, who were so impressed with its impact that they’ve asked us to expand the project further.

A small amount of funding is available to centres to work with us to develop co-created content, extending the learner journey and investigating ways of sharing non-formal learning content more widely across the network.  

We're inviting centres to:

  • tell us about content they’ve developed that they they’d be happy to share. This content can be on any non-formal learning and is not limited to digital skills

  • join a small project team (made up of UK online centres and Tinder staff) to look at ways of co-creating content to share with the wider network.

If you'd like to get involved in either of the above ways, above please email help@ukonlinecentres.com with details of how you’d like to support the project.


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