“Digital Power” was a 6 days (+2 travel days) training course project which was held in Kaunas, Lithuania and gathered participants 8 countries – Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria to increase the knowledge about digital literacy by learning effectively use different digital tools.
Digital literacy means the ability to use information and communication technologies for work, leisure, learning and communication. The virtual society offers many opportunities, and digital skills are needed to use them.
Although the idea of the project was developed before the coronavirus pandemic, the relevance and importance of the topic has grown even more and in a more diverse context.
To analyse problems which are caused by lack of digital literacy skills in NGOs.
To improve digital literacy and critical thinking skills of project‘s participants.
To raise awareness about importance of digital literacy and provide simple ways how to increase it for participants and their local communities.
Topic related activities
presenting, learning and practically trying to use different digital tools (prepared by participant groups),
how to scan documents without having a scanner
survey with locals about digital literacy level and common problems
simulation – working in virtual teams
study visit to programming company,
how to apply Office formatting requirements appropriately; PDF files – small secrets how to make work with PDF faster and easier;
file storage – how to upload documents to clouds and store your files appropriately (not to loose them and not to get lost).
Erasmus+ visual identity: meeting with representatives of NA, importance of programme’s visibility, appropriate use of Erasmus+ logo, how to put Erasmus+ logo on photos, videos. Uploading files and information in programme related sites: Youthpass, Mobility tool etc. (how to prepare appropriate .xls or .csv file for data import).
fishbowl discussion about pros and cons of various digital tools
practical game with tasks which require using digital tools
Project activities were based on non-formal learning methods that helped participants to analyze digital literacy issues, improve virtual teaming skills through special workshops and simulations, learn to work with specific apps and programmes, generate ideas and develop ways to increase digital literacy in their local community, work, learning environment.