A project discussion on evidences from the needs assessment and the way ahead
On Nov 18, 2022, OFF-LINE project partners gathered together in Brussels at IHF’s headquarters to take stock of project’s progresses so far, evidences and insights from the need’s assessment analysis and training areas of interest to sustain adults and seniors in having a better and healthier relation with digital technologies and the digital content available online.
The transnational project meeting has been scheduled at mid-project implementation and in conjunction with the achievement of a pivotal project’s milestone, which is represented by the consolidation of: Self-assessment tool to measure the target’s attitude at surfing properly through cultural, informative, and scientific contents (available here: https://www.offlineproject.eu/sat.php?lang=EN), a digital repository of webzines, cultural sources and National Press Agencies as a go-to web point for searching and filtering information on science, culture, well-being, information and entertainment etc. (https://www.offlineproject.eu/repositories.php?lang=EN), and a selection of case studies of initiatives to promote digital literacy, fake news’ prevention, digital culture and a positive attitude towards digital media literacy (https://www.offlineproject.eu/case_studies.php?lang=EN).
All of the above gave partners the opportunity to discuss during the meeting the training areas of interest that should be tackled by the OFF-LINE curriculum, including specific training topics and list of desired learning outcomes.
In total, 10 training courses stemmed from the analysis:
- Digital content creation: a practical guide
- Entertainment and culture in the digital age
- Protecting the environment
- Preventing and recognizing fake news
- Creatively using digital technologies
- Media Literacy
- Protecting health and well-being of digital environments and cyberbullying
- Browsing, searching and filtering information & digital content
- Engaging citizenship through digital technologies
- Evaluating data, information and digital content
In a later stage of project’s implementation, the curriculum will be delivered transnationally to a cohort of targets’ representatives and stakeholders of interest (i.e., both direct beneficiaries of the training content as well as other professionals/educators operating in the fields of Adult education, digital and media literacy, etc.). An internal and common project plan for the roll-out in pilot version of the training content has been discussed and agreed on by partners during the same event
The whole package of training content is available in open access format & in multilanguage version in the dedicated section of project’s e-learning platform: https://www.offlineproject.eu/training.php?lang=EN
Partners will meet together once again in early autumn 2023 in Helsinki to review and evaluate the progresses and results from the piloting, the final outline of vamedecum – last official project’s results, a brief manual conceived to help people in adopting an healthier use of web medias and resources – and ease the transition of the project through a smooth conclusion.
To know more about OFF-LINE and be part of the community of practice, please consult: www.offlineproject.eu