Common basis for assessement: interest in lifelong learning
However, as our research was determined by getting information in order toorganize and research an applied project that is focussing on who to get familiesinto learning, we thought that at least a certain interest in education wasdesirable. If you want to adapt to a certain subgroup, you’d of course have to getinformation on this very subgroup and not of the population as a whole.
Access to information and communication technologies
Another important point of the PATCHWORLD project is to get families intolifelong learning by using digital media. Thus another selection criterion was of whether the interview partners had access to, or even possess their owncomputer.
All do use information and communication technologies
Indeed, all interview partners do know and work with digital media. All of themuse digital media in their private lives and contexts. Those who are in theworking live – that is: all except children, housewives, retired persons – usethem in their professional context as well.
Applications 1 – daily usage
Besides software such as text editing, all use the internet services like the web ore-mail. Anyhow, these two are the services several members of the families usetogether or to keep into contact with each other. However, a common utilisationof computer services is relatively scarce.
PATCH-WORLd – PArenTs and CHildren Working, ORganising and Learning together 135285-LLP-1-2007-1-IT-KA3-KA3MPGrant Agreement 2007- 3620/001-001This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsiblefor any use which may be made of the information contained therein