The Digital Immigrants Survival Kit DISK presented at the EDULEARN Conference 5-6 July 2021

The project DISK was presented at the 13th annual EDULEARN21 International Conference on education and new learning technologies.EDULEARN21 was held virtually on July 5 and 6, 2021. A selection of keynote speeches and workshops were delivered online by world-leading inspirational speakers and trainers. There were many prominent keynotes as below: In addition to the live Read More …

The Digital Immigrants Survival Kit DISK presented at the EDEN Annual Conference 2021 (24 June 2021)

EDEN – European Distance and E-learning Network EDEN is a non-profit body and educational association registered in the UK since 1991, with more than 180 institutional members and over 1100 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks, and individuals to become involved in professional information and Read More …

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 …

2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Teaching and Learning Edition

Recently, the EDUCAUSE 2021 Horizon report was launched. Although the authors and panelists represent higher education, many of their findings, insights, and scenarios can be considered valid for other educational sectors and audiences as well, as those addressed in the project Digital Immigrants Survival Kit (DISK). This two-year project (DISK, 2019-2022, 2019-1-PT01-KA204-060898) aims to develop 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 …

DISK disseminated at a Nordic Council of Ministers NordPlus conference in Sweden

The Digital Immigrants Survival Kit (the DISK project) was disseminated last week 27-28 January 2021at a Nordic Council of Ministers NordPlus conference in Sweden (online) hosted by the Swedish National Association for Distance Education (SADE). SADE is a partner in the NORDPLUS project How seniors learn digital skills in the Nordics and Baltic NPAD-2020/10169 funded by NORDPLUS Nordic Council Read More …

Standard for Digital Intelligence (DQ)

The world’s first global standard related to digital literacy, digital skills, and digital readiness, the IEEE 3527.1™ Standard for Digital Intelligence (DQ), was approved by the IEEE Standards Board on 24 September 2020. This is very much of interest and have applications and impact on the EU DISK Project, Digital Immigrants Survival Kit, and can one Read More …

New Digital Education Action Plan from the European Commission

The European Commission announced the New Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) on 30th September2020. The Digital Education Action Plan aim  for resetting education and training for the digital age. The DISK Project, Digital Immigrants Survival Kit is one piece of the puzzle of this action, especially the strategy as below on  Enhancing digital skills and competences for the 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 …

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 …