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 …

Virtual Meeting September/October

The project team met to a virtual meeting analyzing the current situation of runnng courses as well as discussing tools for the creating of multimedia-based and interactive content. Another issue was the analyses of the new-published “Digital Education” Action Plan of the European Commission. The DISK project is a small puzzle of this new plan Read More …

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 …