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Final conference

"Digital Literacy 2.0"

During the two-year run time of the project eight partner organisations in seven European countries have developed and tested the training "Digital Literacy 2.0". Towards the end of the project’s run time the project outcomes have been presented on 22 January 2014 in Berlin. Stakeholders and interested parties from politics, commonwealth and welfare were invited to learn more about the training campaigns in the different countries and further possible applications of the training material.

Digital Literacy 2.0 - poster detail

The objective of the project "Digital Literacy 2.0" (DLit 2.0) is to empower socially and educationally disadvantaged adults in Europe to participate in society more strongly by actively and autonomously using web 2.0 applications for their individual purposes.

The two-step approach "train the trainer & qualify the user" and the implementation of the measures in non-formal learning settings like libraries, community centres or social institutions are at the core of the project. In order to reach disadvantaged adults as a target group, multipliers were trained in the first step to:

  • make their target group acquainted with the opportunities provided by the internet and web 2.0 in their daily work.
  • approach their target group with the help of eligible web applications (e.g. social networks, civic participation, job opportunities).
  • supplement their own and their organisation’s portfolio with special offers for imparting media literacy.

In the second step the modular DLit 2.0 curriculum - tailored to the respective country, institution and clientele - is applied by the multipliers to convey web 2.0 skills to their target groups.

At the final conference on 22 January 2014 in Berlin at Hotel Aquino participants gained an insight into the contents of the training and learned in which ways and to which results the different organisations and countries had implemented the training campaign. Participants had further the opportunity of discussing and putting to the test how the training material - which will be available as open educational resource after the project’s run - could be applied in different educational contexts, such as staff trainings at public libraries. Moreover, the implementation of the campaign in further European countries not covered by the partner consortium was initiated at the conference. Representatives of the social work, library and adult education sectors who are interested in extending their portfolio to include ICT qualification measures were therefore explicitly invited.

The participation in the conference was free of charge.

The international partner consortium of the project "Digital Literacy 2.0", including public libraries, transregional library associations as well as local and national network organisations, consists of:

  • Aga Khan Foundation, Portugal
  • Bibnet, Belgium
  • Public Library Cologne, Germany
  • Regionalna biblioteka "Pencho Slaveykov", Bulgaria
  • Biblioteka Publiczna im. W.J. Grabskiego w Dzielnicy Ursus, Poland
  • Bibliothèque publique d’information, France
  • National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, UK
  • Digital Opportunities Foundation, Germany

Please find a short report about the conference here.