Why OER (Open Educational Resources) Matters

Education is a human right and fundamental for social justice. Education, and access to education is essential for a growing and healthy society in all sectors.  The key features in the UNESCO Sustainability Goal no 4 on Education (SDG4) encompass access, equity, inclusion, quality, lifelong learning and gender equality. Formal and informal learning are merging more than ever before, and lifelong learning has become a major concern worldwide. Open Educational Resources (OER) enables everyone to learn from worldwide quality learning resources, either as independent material for self-directed learning for informal learning or integrated it into formal curricula and courses. Read More …

The Digital Through the Eyes of the Analog

Parallel to the digitalization of the means and modes of functioning of the various sectors of society, there is also a digitalization of language. In coffee shops, on the radio, at the bank, at a conference or in a conversation in the park, at any moment a word may appear that refers to the digital Read More …

Distance learning solutions

The recent CONVID-19 pandemic caused  the closure of the schools of all levels in almost all the countries of the world. From kindergartens to Universities, they had to postpone their face-to-face activities and start thinking about providing distance learning. Higher education organizations were prepared for this, since most of them provide their services partly on-line. Read More …

The new pandemic and digital competences

The new situation that has been provoked due to the CONVID-19 has spotlighted the necessity of  digital competences. People in most countries are not allowed to go shopping, except  food stores and pharmacies. They are encouraged or obliged to shop on-line and do their financial transactions using digital tools. In Greece,  the authorities developed a Read More …

Questionnaire – first results from Austria

The first Intellectual Output of this project will be a competence map. For the digital rescue kit, the consortium will define how skills and competencies, or competency definitions can be aggregated to form more comprehensive skills and competencies. This must be done separately for each module of the kit. The consortium uses “LimeSurvey” to ask Read More …

Digital competences

This blog post focuses on digital literacy and different frameworks, which are mainly European Commission. First DigComp 2.0 is explained, second DigComp 2.1 is described, third, the special framework for digital competences for educators and learners are  explored, all three are relearned to each other. Finally, the Digital Skills Toolkit by ITU is described, which even are build on the three former ones. Read More …

What is your digital identity?

As of January 2020, almost 4,54 billion people were active internet users around the world. Every online user has a digital identity, either we like it or not. Personal digital identity consists in small parts of information about users available online. More specifically, it contains online accounts, usernames, personal data, medical history, credit card numbers Read More …

Digital literacy — E & Y survey

The following article has to do with a question given to the European Parliament on February 2019 and and highlights the importance of the DISK project, since this project attacts on the digital competences of the majority of the European citizens.   Question for written answer E-000749-19 to the Commission Rule 130 Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL) Read More …

DISK and Government

Nowadays, E-Government is more and more being implemented. One of the targets of the DISK project is to prepare citizens to live and function in this continually expanded digital world. Function of e-Government E-Governance is expected to improve the functioning of Public Administration. Its implementation has benefited  the public sector and businesses and citizens alike. Read More …