Overview

Overview

In the future, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills, as digital technologies are already used for work and employability in many sectors from education, training and healthcare to transport, farming and the information and communications technology industry. According to the Digital Skills and Jobs Policy, 16 Member States including Ireland, already recognised the importance of the development of digital skills of their citizens and are in the process or already adopted relevant strategies aimed at enhancing digital literacy and skills, while other countries such as Latvia, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, and Spain did not yet. The above hurdles are calling for collective transnational efforts to educate adults and prepare them for the digital world we live in.


Objectives

Objectives

To address the gap and needs of the field, the DigitALAD project’s objectives are to:

  • Build the capacity of adult educators to become digitally literate in their teaching practices
  • Build the competencies of adults to use digital tools for employability
  • Develop innovative quality resources for adult educators/ trainers and adults
  • Promote awareness on the importance of digital skills for adults in Europe

Outputs

IO1

DigitALAD Training Programme for adult educators

A training programme (IO1) will be designed and developed that will target adult educators and that will be a valuable resource for their daily practice.

IO2

E-learning space and gamified online learning modules

A gamified environment for adult educators (IO2) will be developed which will include pedagogical material and innovative resources and OERs for them to use for employability.

IO3

Impact assessment study and practice recommendations

An impact assessment study will be designed to measure the impact of the project

IO4

Policy Recommendations Report

The Policy Recommendation report will include recommendations derived from the implementations with adult educators and with adult learners.


Partners

EAEA

European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is the voice of non-formal adult education in Europe. EAEA is a European NGO, with 133 member organisations in 43 countries and represents more than 60 million learners Europe-wide, whose purpose is to link and represent European organisations directly involved in adult learning. EAEA was founded in 1953 by representatives from a number of European countries. EAEA promotes adult learning and access to and participation in non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented.

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Team

Alejandra Piot

Alejandra Piot works as Project Assistant at the European Association for the Education of Adults. She has a BA on audiovisual communication and expertise on community management and digital marketing. Before joining EAEA, she was part of the board of directors of AEGEE/European Students’ Forum, as Communications and Internal Education Director. At EAEA she supports the management of several projects, besides general support to the rest of colleagues, and within DigitALAD coordinates the dissemination actions of the project.

Aleksandra

Aleksandra completed a BA and an MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, where she also obtained her teaching qualifications. She spent a few years working as a freelance language teacher, teaching English and French as a foreign language in formal and non-formal education. In 2015, she moved to Brussels to work at the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). Her main tasks included supporting the EAEA team in project work, communication with membership and research.