Background of the project

Context/background of project

The DigComp 2.0 framework contains the statistic that on average 46 % of European citizens lack in digital competences (DC). Every possible effort must be made to reduce this number of less educated people. This project focuses on typical DC necessary for people to remain well-integrated members in a digitalized society.

DigComp 2.0 provides an overview of the average on digital literacy of citizens in the European Union (Source: European Commission).

Objectives of the project

The project aims to develop missing digital competences of adults (Adult Education AE),  with a special focus in so-called ”digital immigrants” which are people disadvantaged in society due to their lack of digital competences (DC) and therefore count to miner educated people in DC. These people should be supported by the project’s results and this might enable them to take an active role in the digital society.

The world is digitized today

The objectives are to create, implement and evaluate 15 modules teaching various specific topics related to everyday life conveying DCs as a “Digital Immigrants Survival Kit” (DISK), to use Flipped Learning 3.0 as the learning and training approach, to create an innovative self-evaluation tool based on competency-based (so-called self-evaluation mandalas), to create a transferability and implementation guide, to transfer the results and outcomes in a flexible way in other European countries and finally to publish the modules of the DISK Toolkit as Open Educational Resources (OER).

Number and profile of participants

The consortium consists of 5 partners (3 adult education organisations, one university, and a specialist in course quality & Open Educational Resources OER) with complementary skills, experiences and approaches to adult education.

The applicant is the University of Porto that will focus on adults with lower levels of education to create opportunities for their further education, for inclusion and finally full participation as European Citizens. All this might enable their survival in a digitized world.

Three Adult Training organisations – well distributed in Europe – having complementary approaches to Adult Education are the other partners: EDRASE, GR is well-experienced in trainings on remote places, EFQBL, AT has a specific focus on older people while Training2000, IT is a professional AE training organization providing training to all ages of adults.

The fifth organisation is Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (i4QOOL) Consultancy. This is a Swedish organization specialized on quality in trainings and the publishing as OER.

 

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