Telecentre Europe Awards 2016 Entry: e-Facilitator

Vita Vītola

Country: Latvia

City/Town: Liepāja

Work Place: LIKTA

Position: researcher

Years in service in current organization: 6

Years in service as e-facilitator: 10

People supported/trained: 1 000

Nominated by:  Māra Jakobsone, vice president, LIKTA

1. WORK EXPERIENCE

Vita Vitola has more than 6 years of experience working as a researcher in LIKTA with projects like Leonardo da Vinci transfer of innovation project – “eGuardian” (Development and certification of skills for European Educators focused on Safe ICT and Cyber threat prevention); “Improving Key Competences of Citizens at Risk of E-Inclusion from the Labor Market “KC4all”, “Shared Learning and Community Digital Inclusion through telecentre services”, “Generation 0101” under Erasmus+ programme, and “Carer+” project under ICT PSP program.

Currently she is a PhD student of the Business Administration programme in Ventspils University College. Her competencies include project management, research, experience in creating manual and e-learning training materials, development of training processes, and start-up support.

2. PROFESSIONALISM

Vita has been involved in training materials development, methodology development, train the trainers event organization. She works a lot with young people, unemployed, seniors and different at risk groups. All trainings involve digital learning and digital tool usage. She has developed e-learning courses for different target audiences. In the latest projects she focuses on mobile device usage instead of computer usage.

3. ONE OF A KIND

She is passionate about new technologies and their usage and tries to forward it to students. She uses informal education tools in every training. Her developed materials are used all over Europe; and constant interaction with youth lets her use the most modern training methods and up-to-date technologies. Involment in European projects lets her exchange experiences and share her expertise with other colleagues.

4. EXAMPLE

Work with under-privileged unemployed youth is the most satisfying - it gives the opportunity to follow up how training can change lives. In many cases when dealing with "difficult students" she uses informal education elements to open up students.

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