Digital Competences Framework in Practice
Start date: Sep 7, 2015,
End date: Sep 6, 2017
Digital competence has been acknowledged as one of the 8 key competences for Lifelong Learning by the European Union and it involves the confident and critical use of information society technology (IST) and thus basic skills in information and communication technology (ICT).
As a consequence, the proposal main objectives are:
- To create a Process of Revision of the existing Framework for Developing and understanding Digital Competences in Europe and an analysis, adaptation and updating of the required digital competence (DC) for the following profiles: Teachers/trainers and users/learners in Communication and social marketing, Digital Touristic management and Digital Tour Guide. That is, to create a specific Digital Competence Grid and a Self-Assessment grid for all these profiles as the prior step to create useful training materials for teachers in these areas and users/learners in order to be a master in these competences. (Validation and recognition).
-Creation of a specific framework identifying, for each profile, all the required digital competences, and provide for each competence a description, descriptors, examples of levels, attitudes, skills and examples of applicability in different contexts and different purposes.
-Designing of an innovative educational portal, a e-Learning Training Web Centre to organise and to test the training materials of the two on-line expected Digital Competences courses (one for trainers/teachers [O3] and another to learners [O5], On-line courses would be attended by 48 trainers/teachers and 120 learners.
-To create a Methodological guide Handbook stating the on-line training courses methodology, content, style, achieved results (Digital Competences improvements and learners outputs) and mode.
-To create a Digital Competence Certification for the following profiles: experts in communication and social marketing, Digital Touristic management and Digital Tour Guide experts. The Certificate will represent the competences and learning outcomes and will serve as the basic document for recognition and transparency.
There would be two different target Groups.
On the one hand:
-Teachers/Trainers in Communication and social marketing.
-Teachers/Trainers in Digital Touristic management.
-Digital Tour Guide teachers/trainers.
On the other hand:
-Learners/Technicians in Communication and social marketing. That is, learners and Technicians that want to work in the following areas: communication area, social and digital marketing experts, community managers, Link building (SEO and SEM) or Web 2.0/3.0 experts.
-Learners/Technicians in Digital Touristic management. Learners and Technicians that want to work in the following areas: on-line booking management, touristic contents developers and management, touristic social media (Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter for tourism), touristic blogs, webs and wikis managers, etc
-Learners/Technicians to be Digital Tour Guide. Learners and Technicians that want to work as future Digital Travel Guide, touristic on-line books, Touristic App guides developers and App guides management, Internet city guides data management.
Participating Countries are: SPAIN (two partners), GERMANY (two partners), ITALY (one partner), GREECE (one partner) & TURKEY (one partner).
The current proposal include:
A Kick-off meeting, 3 Management meetings, one final meeting and one Multiplier Event.
Management meetings will be built around Stage Plans (of which there will be four), and are planned for Kick-off and then a five/six months intervals, meeting are:
-Kick-off: Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 2015.
Kick-off tasks: Task planning and sharing responsibilities, financial guidelines and evidence requirements. Planning to deliver O1 and O2. Dissemination activities initial report.
-1st Management Meeting: A Coruña, Spain, February 2016.
Report on completed O1 and O2. Planning to deliver O3. Dissemination activities report.
-2nd Management Meeting: Arezzo, Italy, September 2016.
Report on completed O3. Planning to deliver O4 and O5. Dissemination activities report.
-3rd Management Meeting: Oldemburg, Germany, April 2017.
Report on completed O4 and progress O6. Planning to deliver O6. Dissemination activities report.
-Final Meeting: A Coruña, Spain, August / September 2017.
Final Meeting: Report on completed dissemination activities, completed activities and Financial Reports, and closure.
In addition, there will be a Multiplier Event hosted in A Coruña, Spain in February 2016. The Multiplier event would be celebrated the same days of the 1 management meeting in order partners' experts can attend the event.
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