Developing Digital Intelligence of adult learners for an active Citizenship

In the last decades we have seen a transformation of our reality, each day more and more influenced and linked to the digital world. No one doubts that we are experiencing a profound change that, supported by new technologies in a massive way, offers us great opportunities and challenges.
We could say that mobile devices and the internet have been the two key elements that - as the printing appearance caused, or later other mass media, such as radio or television - reaches absolutely all the spheres of our lives: communication, information, entertainment, commerce, the provision of education, health and government services, and the production systems themselves. These elements not only provide new tools, but also influence our position in the world, in our role as citizens.

The Coalition for Digital Skills and Job Coalition recently pointed out, one of the most pressing priorities that stands out at the EU level is the need to develop Digital Competencies for all, that is "to develop the digital skills to ensure that all citizens are active in our digital society. "

The development of these competences will also help to combat digital exclusion, which is emerging as a widespread and growing phenomenon in the European Union. According to data from the Digital Scoreboard, 80 million of Europeans have never used the internet, and the latest data published by the European Commission on the Index of Economy and Digital Society (2017) a 44% of Europeans do not have basic digital skills.

The European Digital Citizens' Competition Framework (2016) added that older people, less educated young people, and low-income and migrant families are often the most troublesome. But in addition, 32% of the EU workforce lacks sufficient digital skills, and 13% believe that it has none. Across the EU, 42% of citizens without IT skills are inactive in the labour market.

The project aims to contribute to the provision of competences of digital citizenship in adults, understood as “the ability to use digital technology and media in safe, responsible and effective ways”. For achieving it, we will go through the design and development of 2 main products:
1. Design of a training itinerary for adults in digital citizenship. The training itinerary will base on the DIGCOM framework, and the competency breakdown that proposes to create a training itinerary to allows students progress through the 3 levels (from basic to advanced). This training itinerary will offer a clear relationship between competencies-training actions-levels, so that it can be used and/or adapted by any entity interested in designing their own actions for the training of digital citizens.

2. Development of a training course addressed to adults who want to improve their skills to exercise active and effective digital citizenship.

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