Ten Museums

Nowadays, that travelling abroad is restricted, virtual visits to other countries is an alternative solution. You can visit the important sightseeings of many countries, museums are amongst them. This is not difficult now, since most of the museums have created virtual tours of their exhibitions. And high digital competences are no necessary! Even a “digital Read More …

The European Competence Framework on Personal, Social and Learning to Learn from JRC

In the DISK project the DigComp 2.0 framework from Joint Research Center (JRC) and the European Commission, is used, which identifies 5 key components of digital competence, which can be summarized as: 1) Information and data literacy, 2) Communication and collaboration, 3) Digital content creation, 4) Safety, and 5) Problem solving. As another important, and timely Read More …

Digital Competences of European Citizens

Eurostat published a statistic about the digital skills of young people (aged between 16 and 24 years). The result – split to European countries – is interesting (In green color the partner contries of this project are marked): The situation considering all ages is completely different. It is visible that young people have an enormous Read More …

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 …