A new project was launched on 2019. The title is “Digital Immigrants Survival Kit” (DISK, 2019-1-PT01-KA204-060898). The consortium consists of 5 partners(3 adult education organisations, one university, and a specialist in course quality & Open Educational resources OER) with complementary skills, experiences and approach to adult education.
The applicant is the University of Porto that will focus on adults with lower levels of education and create opportunities for their further education, inclusion and full participation as European Citizens and for their survival in a digitalized world. 3 Adult Training organisations are well distributed in Europe and have complementary approaches to Adult Education: EDRASE, GR is well-experienced in trainings on remote places, EFQBL, AT has a specific focus on older people while Training 2000, IT is a professional AE training organization providing training to all ages of adults. Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (QOOL) Consultancy is a Swedish organization specialized on quality in trainings and the publishing as OER.
Objectives of the DISK project
The project aims to develop missing digital competences of adults (Adult Education AE with a special focus in so-called ”digital immigrants” which are people disadvantaged in society due to their lack of digital competences DC and therefore count to miner 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).
More info about the project, at the project’s web-site: https://www.disk-project.eu/web/