SONETOR: using a social computing platform to train cultural mediators

This paper presents the training approach adopted in SONETOR project (, which aims at developing a training platform that will integrate existing social networking applications with modern adult education methodologies and specially produced content and services, in order to assist Cultural Mediators in developing formal and non-formal skills and competences and in applying them during their work with immigrants. The paper presents the actions we took in order to organize the user community that would participate and benefit from the project, a report on the cultural mediators’ training needs, a draft profile of Cultural Mediators, the SONETOR platform, the main outcome of the project, and the guided and peer learning scenarios that can be realized with it.

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