Share practical tools on how to integrate ICT/digital methods in teaching adults with immigrant backgrounds


Anyone interested in learning about digital skills in adult education, particularly:

  • Adult teachers and trainers in vocational education and adult education

  • Staff and volunteers in NGOs working with refugee and immigrant training

  • Officials from ministries and other institutions working with adult education and integration training

When and where

Friday, 14 October 2016, 9am-2.30pm

Paasitorni, Helsinki

Tentative programme

9.00-9.30         Registration and coffee

9.30-9.45         Welcome words

9.45-10.00       Introduction

10.00-11.00     Keynote speech: Russell Stannard,

11.00-12.00     Lunch

12.00-12.50     Guest speakers from Finland

12.50-13.00     Presenting thematic workshops

13.00-14.00     Thematic workshops

14.00-14.30     Closing of the seminar

Full programme available here (pdf)

Russell Stannard's presentation (pdf)


The registration for the seminar is now closed. Thank to all participants who registered for the event!

About the keynote speaker

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is the founder of, a website that offers step by step help videos for teachers who want to learn about technology. It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year. Russell won the British Council 'Innovation in Technology award' and the Times Higher 'Outstanding Technology Award'  for his work in technology and training. He was recently rated in the top 20 most influential educational technologists on the internet. He is truly an international speaker, having presented in 29 countries, though never in Finland.

In this talk Russell is going to highlight some of the most popular tools that teachers who visit his website use. These tools are simple to use but can have an huge impact on a whole range of areas within teaching and learning including feedback, reflection, speaking, instructions, assessments etc. The talk will be full of real examples using simple technologies that even the most technophobic teacher will be able to try.

Descriptions of the thematic workshops

How to increase the accessibility of your online learning environment in terms of literacy (Belgium)

During this workshop you will learn how to make your virtual learning environment and learning materials more accessible to all your learners. The workshop is based on the principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This means you’ll familiarize yourself with some quick-wins on how to upgrade your learning materials: think&structure – the use of symbols - providing the materials in different ways to your learners- same subject for different assignments etc.
Bring your own material with you and we'll have a look at it together!

Gaming and social tools for basic skills: practices and experiences with adult immigrants (Italy)

This workshop aims to explore how to integrate different web apps in ordinary class work with adult students, with particular attention to immigrants’ needs. Used like in an everyday class, different digital tools will be presented to show how they can be usefully integrated each other to help adults in studying and learning different topics in a foreign language. A focus will be put on gamification and social networking as tools to involve, motivate and engage students inside and outside school's walls: from Kahoot, to Padlet and Mindomo, to Blendspace and Edmodo. Creativity and expression will be stimulated using Evernote, Edpuzzle, ThingLink or Scratch.

How to integrate Yammer in literacy classes (Netherlands)

This workshop shows how practical situations of everyday life can be integrated in literacy classes. Yammer is roughly like Facebook but safer and more protected. Within a Yammer group students and teachers can communicate inside and outside the classroom. With any digital device and at any moment they like, students are able to share experiences, improve their writing and reading online, and learn from each other and their teacher, in the safe and protected environment of Yammer!

How to use iPads, smartphones and apps with immigrant students (Norway)

This workshop will show practical methods on how to teach people with no  or less school background in classroom and in work place.  The workshop is divided into two sessions: How to use iPads and mother tongue peers, and how to use iPad and different apps to learn literacy.