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 through the DISK project.
Learning in a digital age comprises four micro-courses:
LIDA 102 Digital citizenship
OERu provides even a variety of qualification options
- Micro-credentials from Edubits
- Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu), United Kingdom-based qualification from the University of the Highlands and Islands. (Four micro-courses)
- Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations, United States-based qualification from Thomas Edison State University. (Three micro-courses)
The DISK project aims to develop missing digital competencies of adults (Adult Education AE with a special focus on so-called ”digital immigrants” which are people disadvantaged in society due to their lack of digital competencies DC and therefore count to minor educated people in DC) and to enable them to take an active role in the digital society. The objectives are to create, implement and evaluate 15 modules teaching various specific topics related to everyday life covering DCs as a “Digital Immigrants Survival Kit” (DISK), to use flipped learning 3.0 as the training approach, to create an innovative self-evaluation tool based on competency-based 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).