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Digital Immigrants Survival Kit (DISK), an EU project

The project aims to develop the digital literacy of adults Adult Education (AE) with a special focus on the so-called "digital immigrants", who are DC disadvantaged in society due to their lack of digital literacy and are therefore among the less educated DC) and enable them to take an active role in the digital society.

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The objectives are the design, implementation and evaluation of 15 modules teaching different specific topics of everyday life and covering DCs as "Digital Immigrants Survival Kit" (DISK), the use of "flipped learning 3.0" as a training approach, the creation of an innovative self-evaluation tool based on competence-based self-evaluation mandalas, the development of a guide on transferability and implementation, the flexible transfer of results and outcomes to other European countries and finally the publication of the modules of the DISK toolkit as Open Educational Resources (OER).

There are five Intellectual Outcomes (IoS) as below in the screenshot. All IoS will be translated into the partner languges; German, Greek, Italian, Portuguise, and Swedish.


The consortium consists of 5 partners (3 adult education organizations, one university and one specialist in course quality and open learning resources OER) with complementary skills, experience and approaches in adult education.

The applicant is the University of Porto, which will focus on adults with lower educational levels and provide opportunities for their further education, integration and full participation as European Citizens and for their survival in a digitalised world. 3 Adult Training organizations are well distributed in Europe and have complementary approaches to Adult Education: Edrase, GR is very experienced in training in remote locations, EFQBL, AT has a specific focus on older people, while Training 2000, IT is a professional training AE organization that offers training for all age groups of adults. Ossiannilsson Quality in Open Online Learning (QOOL) Consultancy is a Swedish organization that focuses on the quality of training and publication as OER.

The results can be expressed as to serve in nano, micro, meso and macro levels.

In the project Blog, results are presented on  regular base. The latest post is on Digital Competences of European Citizens

I have written two, one 21 July 2020 on Why OER (Open Educational Resources) Matters

and one 18 Febraury 2020 on Digital competences

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