LIDA -Learning in a digital age OERu

The OER University, New Zeeland has for several years developed a series of courses/modules on learning in the digital age, aimed at developing the skills and confidence to become a competent and autonomous learner in the digital age. All modules are open to self-study. They have a similar focus to the modules developed and delivered Read More …

MyDigiSkills-Self Evaluation Tool

The project DISK (Digital Immigrants Survival Toolkit) aims to develop a toolkit for Digital Immigrants to improve their digital literacy. To be an active citizen in a digital society, if one does not have adequate digital skills, one risks being left behind as more and more social activities and services are performed online, alongside tasks in private life, business, and work. The DISK project and its skills map and toolkit with its modules are based on the European Digital Competence Framework for citizens known as DigComp and its five domains; information and Data Literacy, communication and collaboration, Digital Content Creation, security, problem-solving. In addition, a self-assessment tool, a mandala, is being developed as part of the DISK project.

The European Commission launched an interactive self-assessment tool MyDigiSkills for digital skills on 23 March 2021. MyDigiSkills helps to better understand one’s level of digital skills based on knowledge, skills, and attitudes in each of the five areas of the European Digital Competence Framework for citizens, known as DigComp. The five areas are: Read More …

Overcoming digital threats

In today’s world everyone is connected. We use social networks, websites, smartphones, and we spend most of our time in front of a screen. This happens mostly to the younger, but involves all ages. Internet is the greatest invention of the last decades, but it also filled our reality with new dangers and threats. Hackers Read More …

Interactive Presentation of JPEG Compression

An interactive example of image compression is part of the learning module “Images”. You may try out this example of multimedia-based and interactive content and leave a comment. We appreciate any knowledge and experience exchange with other people involved in Adult Education providing this kind of training!    

Module “Images” in the Test Phase

The module “Images“ is almost finished and is being tested currently. The module gives a first overview of pictures and working with pictures. The module was set up in Moodle and mainly uses multimedia or interactive content. Two self-evaluation modules enable the learner to (partially) check the skills they have acquired. The module is versatile: Read More …

Digital Competence and Digital Skills

In the digital rush, it is necessary to cross competences and training programmes, which consider various groups of users with different digital skills. Digital competences is a general term used to describe or explain the ability to use ICT in specific contexts. The literature over digital competences has generated an abundance of different nominations such Read More …

The digital will

  Our digital identity after we die In a recent article published by The Guardian it is estimated that that by 2100 there could be 4.9 billions profiles of dead users only on the social network Facebook. As for the material items we leave after us, we should take into consideration all our personal digital Read More …

DISK-Course Modules

The DISK Project aims to develop modules for training courses to enhance digital competences. 15 different topics are on the list. This will be: Video production & use of video Images Techniques for image creating Images for documentation of specific situations (Create content, store, share data, use) Dealing with authorities and government (Know about governmental Read More …

Survey on Digital Competences – preliminary results from Greece

One of the first activities of the DISK project, the first Intellectual Output, will be a competence map. The partner organizations 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. Partner organizations performed an 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 …