The teaching professions face rapidly changing demands, which require a new, broader and more sophisticated set of competences than before. The ubiquity of digital devices and applications, in particular, requires educators to develop their digital competence and pedagogical skills. The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) is a scientifically sound framework describing what it means for educators to be digitally competent and adequately informed about the use and application of digital technologies. It provides a general reference frame to support the further development of EU educators’ specific digital competences and utilities. In this context the DigitA will equip adult education trainers with the skills and the competencies to mainstream the DigCompEdu in their training activities.
The DigitA and its training accredited partners will secure the recognition of skills and qualifications of DigitA adult trainers based on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), EQAVET and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).
The activities conducted are in the context of the following methodology:
- Preliminary Research on current digital technologies and networking environments
- Scientific research and production, digital technologies and pedagogical practices
- Digital tools and innovative approaches on digital competence models
- Evaluation and incorporation
- Dissemination and sustainability
There have been developed in three main categories and with subsequent categories the results as follows:
a) Preparatory/Foundation category, with the preliminary review & research on the existing situation and the variables concerning a methodological approach on existing digital competence models
b) Development, incorporation & sustainability category including the DigitA curriculum, Handbook, e-learning courses, suggestive digital competence models
c) Dissemination activities entailing a book, web-based actions, info days, workshops, conference DigitA encompasses the Europe 2020 priorities addressing in various ways all the seven policy flagships of EU, under the emphasis of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the Agenda for new skills and jobs.
Moreover it builds its overall approach on the EC communication “Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes” while it supports the “European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training”.
The participants are adult trainers along with professional stakeholders and practitioners, digital networking collaborators and developers, community center personel, public and private bodies, administrations, governmental services, software designing companies, any interested parties; additionally, in certain events will take part adult associations and individual trainers, as the endusers and the population groups who are expected to be benefited through the project DigitA. The estimated number of participants is approximately 2000.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [Project number: 2019-1-IT02-KA204-063200]