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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …