Become Digital Facilitator for Adults 55+

Erasmus Training Courses

Two European partners from Romania and two from Spain and Turkey, upon evaluating internal capabilities, discussions with stakeholders, analyses of existent resources and strategies at national and European level, partners concluded that a high-performing digital education ecosystem can support educators create, update, share and re-use digital educational programs. The programs needs to be easily customizable to be delivered in online and offline (Bring your own device) to meet the needs of adults 55+ with low digital skills. For wide benefit, a complete educational resources toolkit comprising multilingual educational materials will be released in ENG, RO, IT and TK. Keep an eye on these and be part of our community.

IMPROVE THE DIGITAL FACILITATOR COMPETENCIES

Innovet Learning Digital Cloud

Improve the digital facilitator competencies of educators and other adult education staff from partners’ countries to adequately contribute to development of digital skills of adults 55+, by using a toolbox of instruments for creating engaging & active learning and digital pedagogies adapted to proficiency level.

FACILITATE ACCESS TO DIGITAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

digital learning innovet

Facilitate access of 150 adults of 55+ to digital learning opportunities, by using different modes of assessment for digital skills and by participating in attractive learning activities.

ENHANCE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR ADULTS 55+

Digital Citizenship training course

Enhance digital transformation in adult education organizations from partners countries to empower older people at 55+ to be active technology users, by implementing an high-performing digital ecosystem to create and share attractive learning activities for adults.

Facing the challenges

The programs need to be easily customisable to be delivered in online and offline (Bring your own device) to meet the needs of adults 55+ with low digital skills.

Nevertheless, proposed results require high technical expertise and costs, which represent two of the main existing challenges and barriers for educators that would like to innovate their digital teaching strategies.  DIFA project is an opportunity to bring together a multi-disciplinary, complementary partnership consisting of four partners from Romania (NGO specialized in digital education and an NGO providing support to elderly center), Spain (institute specialized in design training processes), and SHEM (adult education centre).

Target groups

Educators need improved digital skills for adapting to digital education. They need digital competence and a toolbox of instruments for creating engaging & active learning, and ensure learners reach the desired learning outcomes.

Adults 55+ need digital skills to access support services, medical appointments, welfare activities; and to stay safe while online. They need accessible tools to understand own level of digital competency and attractive courses to become digital competent.

Adult education organizations need initiatives to empower adults to be active technology users. The innovative digital education ecosystem gives the educators the chance to create, update, share, adapt and re-use attractive educational programs.

Benefits of e-learning platform

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Learning opportunities – improve employability and social inclusion of 55+ years-old people

Education learners develop key competences and skills to foster their personal development

International collaboration between educational organizations, teachers and learners

Promote the educational work and the recognition of educational work in Romania, in partners countries and everywhere across Europe

DIFA Educational Ecosystem

Setting up a digital education ecosystem for adult education is intended to offer several advantages for both learners and educators. It allows for flexibility and convenience. This is especially beneficial for adult learners with busy schedules or those who live in remote areas, providing them the chance to study at their own pace and on their own schedule. In addition, educators can use data and analytics to track learner progress and adjust course materials and strategies accordingly, providing a more tailored learning experience.

While online education offers numerous advantages, it is essential to understand that it may not be suitable for everyone. Some individuals, especially adult learners, thrive in traditional classroom settings, and certain subjects as using digital tools and programs may require hands-on learning experiences.

In order to respond to these challenges, the innovative DIFA55+ digital education ecosystem is adaptable to various learning styles, preferences and formats.

I am a learner

I prefer online courses

I prefer teacher-led classes

Test your digital skills level

Everyday Digital Skills for Adults. The test is an objective assessment designed around the DigComp framework and provides situational questions, answers and tips related to day-to-day digital competences. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate and a radar plot across the 5 DigComp Areas. Click here to join.

Join our online course

Guiding Adults 55+ into the Digital World. Digital skills are essential. They can improve our confidence to use technology for work, learning and daily life. This course includes e-book, videos and interactive activities designed to develop skills in the areas of information and data literacy, communication and collaboration, digital content creation, safety, and problem-solving. Join the course in English, Romanian, Turkish and Spanish and enhance your digital skills!

Contact us for synchronous classes

Whether you are a local or European learner who wants to study internationally, we provide you with the opportunity to participate in teacher-led classes, both online in our Online Learning Platform and face-to-face at partner organisations.

See what recommends us

Along the years, TEAM4Excellence implemented many Erasmus+ projects and provided non-formal education for thousands of local and international participants, online and face-to-face. Read Event Stories, the Training Club Magazine and our Erasmus+ Training courses page. In this project, we provide non-formal education together with our thrusted partners from Spain, Turkey and Romania.

I am an educator

I want to learn

I want to teach

Competence map

Are you a digital facilitator? Use our self-assessment competence tool to check it out!

Toolkit

A manual for digital facilitators of adults 55+. Read the facilitator’s toolkit to discover digital tools for education.

Guide

Use our assessment web app or make your own. Read the facilitators’ guide.

Educational materials

An entire digital learning environment for adults 55+ explained, from methodology, to educational programme and all-inclusive ecosystem.

Video guide

Watch and learn with our Moodle video tutorial for digital facilitators and trainers

Create your own course

“Everyday Digital Skills for Adults 55+” online assessment web app

Welcome to our DIFA55+ web app. The app is a formative objective assessment designed around the DigComp framework and provides situational questions, answers and tips related to day-to-day digital competences. Upon completion, it provides you with a certificate and a radar plot across the six DigComp main dimensions.

We know that keeping pace with the fast digital transition is quite challenging, and we strive to help you improve your digital knowledge, skills and attitudes.

We invite you to test your digital skills and learn at the same time. Select your answer, read the tips and click next.

Enjoy!

When consulting various sites, how do you know which websites are reliable and which are not?

When you find information online, how do you know if that is correct?

You want to save a video received from a friend or family member by message, without risking losing it. What do you usually do?

When you miss your kids/grandkids, how do you usually contact them?

You see a video/ picture/ post that you like on the internet. How do you usually share that content?

You have to make a hospital appointment but the number is often busy. What do you do?

You need to prepare an official application letter together with your friends. How would you do it?

You are on public transportation, and a friend of yours sends you a voice message on WhatsApp. What would you do?

You are enjoying a relaxing private moment at the swimming pool/sauna/spa etc. alone or accompanied. What do you usually do?

Assuming that one of your children has a wedding and you want to invite everyone in your neighbourhood. What would you do?

You want to transform physical materials into digital ones. How would you do?

You need to prepare a presentation and you need to find some pictures and text to support your content. What would you do?

You have a lot of meetings and you want to find the best solution to deal with them. What will you do?

What is the best way to protect your device and digital content?

You are on an online shopping site that, at the time of payment, asks you for data that are not usually requested. What will you do?

You are experiencing a sleep disorder. You wake up frequently during the night. What will you do?

You have a smartphone and its battery runs out very quickly. What can you do with your phone to protect the environment?

You have just downloaded Instagram and you want to post your first photo, but your phone doesn't allow it. How do you solve this problem?

You are flying abroad and you need to take a taxi from the airport to get to your hotel. This is your first time in that country. What can you do to take a taxi?

You run into a tourist on the street asking you something in English. Your English level is very low, but you want to help her. How can you help her?

A friend asks you for help in using social media because he wants to create a cultural page. You are using social media only for your personal needs. What do you usually do?

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