Boost competences for a responsible use of online identity Erasmus Project

General information for the Boost competences for a responsible use of online identity Erasmus Project

Boost competences for a responsible use of online identity  Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Boost competences for a responsible use of online identity

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; ICT – new technologies – digital competences

Project Summary

DIGIT “Boost competences for a responsible use of online identity” is strongly based on the need of adult citizens to easily understand concepts related to the digital identity, i.e. the image and the behaviour they have when using the most common tools on the internet (emails, social networks, e-commerce etc.).
Therefore the main aim of the project was to create educational contents and adult educators guidelines, through an in depth assessment of adults and their common use of online tools in their daily life, from emails to Social Network, from e-commerce to the use of forums, blogs etc. Moreover the project tackled also the issue of “internet (excessive) use” and its impact on our health, families, relations…DIGIT developed hands-on training contents supporting the right attitude of adults and better awareness of #digital footprint” implications.
During WEB 2.0 era citizens were encouraged to upload their data online, through social channels and dynamic environment (social network, forum, blog, e-commerce). Nowadays we are experiencing the early days of WEB 3.0 period, which has at its disposal an enormous amount of data. WEB 3.0 is characterized by advanced data mining and machine learning technologies capable to extract knowledge and key information that can be exploited in any possible way. Ideally however data should be exploited for the benefit of its owners.
The DIGIT project addressed the issue of online identity and digit footprint and how they can affect adults’ daily life. IS NOT ONLY A MATTER OF BEING CAPABLE TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THE DANGEROUS SITUATION, SUCH AS IDENTITY THEFT, FRAUD ETC., BUT TO BE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL USE OF ONLINE MEANS AND THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM AN INAPPROPRIATE USE.
Project main goals can be summarized as follow:
– Educate and shape up aware adults and families by making them “responsible consumers” of the web.
– Help adult educators in the understanding of digital footprint issues, implications, side effects and misuse to guide adults
– Help parents and older adults to raise responsible future digital citizens
– Help citizens understand the “value” of what they publish online
– Provide the right instruments for citizens in order to promote conscious use of the broader concept of “online identity”.

In order to achieve its goals, DIGIT performed various activities and achieved the following results:
– The DIGIT MANIFESTO for a competent and intelligent management of online identity, incl. the guidelines for adult educators to structure courses on DIGITAL FOOTPRINT.
– Training contents and tools to support adults in the learning process on HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE and be a responsible online citizen
– Open access to interesting and engaging training contents
– Better awareness about concept of digital footprint and activation of local communities of adult educators, civil society organizations, public entities and volunteers willing to boost competences toward a safer use of the internet.

The partnership was composed by different type of organizations which covers the multidisciplinary aspects of the project. The DIGIT partners jointly contributed to making a step forward in awareness and skills development around the theme of digital identity and safe and responsible use of internet. The outcomes of the project benefit adult educators around Europe and adults themselves.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 262973,6 Eur

Project Coordinator

INNCREASE SP ZOO & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • INOVA CONSULTANCY LTD
  • PLATON M.E.P.E
  • UPI – ljudska univerza Zalec
  • DOMSPAIN CONSULTING SL
  • European Digital Learning Network
  • LIFELONG LEARNING PLATFORM