“Digital Migrants welcome :-)”project slogan
Digital literacy and competences have gained vital importance in our everyday lives. More and more services shift from purely analogue and are even replaced by digital processes. Online shopping to online voting is slowly becoming the new normal. This project addresses the gap between the “digital natives” or “digital champions” and those who have not grown up with the internet or smartphones (“digital migrants”).
Adult trainers, institutions, authorities and representatives of adult training supporting adults (+55) in acquiring contemporary skills.
Adults (+55 years / born before the 1970ies) with low digital skills
As technology continues to evolve rapidly, younger generations have become more proficient in using digital instruments, while older people have struggled to keep up.
Individuals aged 55 and above, who were born in a time when digital technologies were not widely available, are often referred to as “Digital Migrants.” This puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape. In contrast, those born in the digital era are known as “Digital Natives” and are more adept at navigating digital tools, computers, and the internet.
One of the key differences between these two groups is their ability to generate solutions to current digital problems quickly and effectively.
The project “MIND THE GAP” aims to address the needs of digital migrants by developing a framework for contemporary digital skills, creating new learning content and methods, and providing an e-learning platform with digital education modules and webinars. The goal is to empower digital migrants to become active participants in the digital environment and bridge the gap between digital natives and digital migrants.
Results of the project
The Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Contemporary Skills for Adults which will provide an outline of the current needs and challenges of digital migrants in the adaptation process into the digital environment
Training Curriculum for digital migrants for adult trainers so that they can guide digital migrants in using digital tools and gaining autonomy. It will cover essential knowledge, skills, responsibility, and autonomy that trainers need to teach elders struggling with the modern world. The focus is to help trainers support migrants in social interaction, citizenship, and sharing information through digital tools.
E-learning platform including digital-education modules for the contemporary digital skills for digital migrants – A platform for adult trainers in the teaching of digital migrants to guide in concrete ICT skills to be used in daily life, offering learning contents in digital-education modules through a digital environment. The contents of the modules aim to cover important aspects of the “digital life” in terms of self-development, social and financial interaction, creating and managing electronic identity (eID) etc.
Webinars / Instructional Videos as maps directly for digital migrants in virtual world – A set of Webinars/instructional videos related to the concrete functions of the digital tools in daily life are developed with the aim to provide adults with guidance in the access of e-public services and social interaction tools in digital environment.
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Innoquality Systems is project partner responsible for content elaboration and internal evaluator of this project. Furthermore the following partners are part of the consortium:
- Coordinator – Asociación La Bien Pagá Espacio Escénico (LBP) | Spain
- KIST Consult | Austria
- Anaptixiako Kentro Thessalias (AKETH) | Greece
- Coopérative d’Activité et d’Emploi dans les Services A la Personne et la Silver Economie (SILVERSAP) | France
- Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training (INFODEF) | Spain
- Government of Istanbul – Istanbul Valiligi (GOI)
- Beykoz Kaymakamlığı | Türkiye
- Innoquality Systems | Ireland