The new technologies and Internet tool fulminate development and is changing fundamentally our professional lives. In this way, the lifelong learning sector is no exception, the ICT tools development having a major impact on teaching and learning methodology, one of the concerns of education being the development of new pedagogies using the ICT technology for learning.
According to INACO – Initiative for Competitivity study, in Romania and In Portugal, according to In.CoDe.2030 Initiative Programme, it is concluded that it is essential that the individuals to be equipped with digital skills, through "permanent and coordinated education and vocational training systems. This task includes reviewing programme contents and teaching processes, developing digital didactic and educational resources, promoting teachers’ preservice and in service training, and ensuring lifelong training. In order to achieve these objectives, it is essential to fully integrate digital skills and resources into the teaching methodologies and to make sure an adequate technological infrastructure is in place."
Taking into consideration that online environment represents a catalyst of social relations, education, economical activities, cultural experiences etc., it is obvious that digital no commitment will bring social, economic and cultural marginalization. From economical point of view it also means that lack of digital competences is limiting the possibilities to find better jobs or to access vocational training, the flexibility of working places, cultural experiences or to develop economical activities online. It also represents a risk factor for poverty.
Also we have to consider that migration within Europe, especially in Germany, brings an inflow of
additional learners and employees who often lack competence in digital field, in spite of having good
practical skills. Digital media can help overcome these barriers to learning by relying on audio-visual
material to support workplace learning.
The companies that are digitally marginalized have low development perspectives, low access to efficient technologies and to internationalization.
The study INACO – Initiative for Competitivity study, in Romania and In Portugal, according to In.CoDe.2030 Initiative Programme, identifies the main cause of digital division is related to the lack of digital education in schools and other forms of education and the conclusion is that digital literacy is the solution for reducing the risk of social, economic and cultural marginalization.
In order to offer a solution for digital inclusion in case of individuals with low digital competences, DIGITAL SCRIPT project has the following objectives:
- developing the pedagogic competences of digital learning facilitators by using new methodologies for teaching basic digital competences
- improving the offer of high quality learning opportunities addressed to people with low digital competences
- diminishing the risk of social, economic and cultural marginalization of the people with low digital competences, through Digital Story learning platform
The project is expected to have a positive impact at national and European level on the digital inclusion of people with low skills and thus easier access to social, economic and cultural activities.
Target group addressed will include 20 learning facilitators that are working with 100 people with low digital competences and also people with low digital competences that will access the online digital storytelling learning platform.