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Media literacy refers to the ability of people to access, understand, create and critically evaluate different types of media. With the rapid rise of digital technology and its increasing use in business, education and culture, it is important to ensure everyone can understand and engage with digital media. Media literacy should not be treated as an isolated or independent skill. It is a prerequisite for active citizenship and key to the full development of freedom of expression and to the right to information. Furthermore, it is vital for economic growth and job creation, since digital technologies are a key driver of competitiveness and innovation in the media, information, and communication technology sectors.

DIMELI4AC: 6 themes to promote digital media literacy at school

On February 17-18 DIMELI4AC partners flew to Pallini (Greece) to discuss the work done in the past few months and decide on the next steps towards the implementation of the DIMELI@SCHOOL programme.

DIMELI4AC is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of digital media literacy (DML) and critical thinking skills among students aged 10 to 15 with the support of their parents, teachers and schools.

After concluding the initial research stage and finalizing a Competence Framework, DIMELI4AC partners have been hard at work to develop teaching and learning materials for students on the topic of digital media literacy. The resources, which will eventually become part of a comprehensive implementation pack for schools, cover six crucial topics within the framework of digital media literacy education:

Each Module will contain a minimum of three resources:

  • A PowerPoint presentation: to easily present the topic in class

  • Teachers’ notes: to guide teachers in planning DML classes

  • Pre- and post-assessment: to evaluate students’ understanding and issue Open Badges

All resources will become available before summer on the DIMELI e-learning platform, where students, teachers and parents will be able to access the files and communicate with each other through the forum.

Until the end of the year, DIMELI4AC partners plan to focus on the next two crucial resources:

  • An interactive game for students which will allow them to test their knowledge and, after obtaining an Open Badge for each of the six modules, receive the overall DIMELI Open Badge;

  • An Implementation Pack for schools, containing all necessary resources to implement the DIMELI4AC programme in their classrooms (including teaching and training materials, GDPR consent form templates, promotional material etc.)
Despite Athens’ public transport strike, DIMELI4C never stops!

After a pleasant and productive two days, DIMELI4AC partners are looking forward to the months to come and to the opportunity to test their training materials before the project final conference, which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in the spring of 2021.

How to prepare an Erasmus+ KA2 project proposal on adult education?

The course is addressed to adult education trainers and teachers, e-facilitators, project managers, researchers and all actors (digital competence centers, SMEs, NGOs, VET providers, universities, public entities etc.) interested in applying for Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project funding to improve the educational experience and digital skills of adult learners.

Strategic Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training and youth or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local and regional authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural organisations).

Overview of the course
The goal of the course is to provide guidance for successful Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project proposals submission in the field of adult education, with a focus on digital skills development.

This is the 1st blended training on EU proposal writing in Europe with intensive preparatory phase and actual proposal writing. The course is hands-on and practical: participants will leave with a developed proposal, almost ready to be submitted to the funding Agency. Each proposal developed during the course will be reviewed by expert mentors before submission.

Participants will acquire theoretical knowledge, as well as carry out practical work, gaining valuable experience in project proposals. Divided into smaller groups, they will complete different tasks related to planning and writing a project proposal with the ultimate objective to have a ready-to-be-submitted proposal at the end of the course.

During the training, different tools will be made available by the organizers: work plan for the submission process; project concept note template; detailed work plan template; internal detailed budget template; an online collaboration platform for group work (e.g. Basecamp), etc.

The course is an excellent networking opportunity for participants who want to establish potential partnerships for future applications.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn about:

How to read and understand the E+ Call, guidelines, e-form and tools.
How to plan the submission process (steps, roles, deadlines for tasks, division of responsibilities, collection of documents etc.) and accomplish the essential procedures to submit the proposal.
How to design an innovative project idea in the field of adult education (goals, objectives, activities, expected results, impact, dissemination, etc.).
How to identify Intellectual Outputs and produce a detailed project work plan.
How to plan a sound project management and quality assurance
How to plan dissemination and exploitation
How to plan the financial aspects of the project and produce a balanced budget.
How to build a strong partnership.

Duration of the Course
The overall duration of the blended course is six months with a total of 80 hours: 55 hours of online activities and 25 hours (5 days) of face-to-face practical sessions and group activities. The course will start in September 2019 and will end by February 2020 with the following schedule:

September 2019: 10 hours of online preparatory activities (sharing and review of project ideas on Basecamp, organization of a webinar)
October 2019: 10 hours of online preparatory activities (setting up working groups for each selected project proposal)
November 2019: 25 hours of face-to face training in Italy (5 days) + 5 hours online preparatory activities
December 2019: 10 hours of online follow-up activities (review and finalizing project work plan and partnerships)
January 2020: 10 hours of online follow-up activities (review and finalizing budget and project proposal
February 2020: 10 hours of online finalisation activities (closing and submitting the proposals)

Read more here on ALL DIGITAL’s website