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Participant at the centre of adult education in Switzerland

As part of the Impact Framework of the e-Protect project we evaluated the methods used in the e-Protect material. To get this information several telephone interviews and written interviews were conducted. The evaluation reached institutions mainly working with the target group of seniors.

Adult education focusing on seniors reflects another aspect than adult education that targets the working population. As the difference in the terminology hints already, most seniors have retired from their profession. This gives their lifelong learning another motivation than professional development.

When it comes to ICT skills and internet security behaviour most institution taking part in this evaluation recommend using a variation of methods. Not only should it be a training; what seniors most need is consulting. Therefore, the material is highly useful as a basis. Before and after the programs developed by e-Protect the seniors need consulting, which is crucial.