Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2014
Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2014 (deutsche Version des Artikels)
For the seventh time the Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2014 took place from September 24th till 26th, 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia. More than 100 participants and speakers from European institutions, foundations and associations, partner organisations, NGOs, universities, and ICT industry came together in the Croatian capital for this event.
On three conference days the participants were able to follow exciting panel discussion, attend group discussions and networking sessions. The project Unite-IT and its social network were topic of the first day. Working groups were built: Youth Employability, Education and Training, Gender Equality and Vulnerable Groups. The user of the network can register for these groups to stay informed and exchange on the topics. Additionally the ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) was presented and launched the same day: ec.europa.eu/epale/en.
On the second day the following question was in the focus of the event: "How can people be introduced to digital media and how can they be enabled to benefit from the Internet?" In panel discussions and presentations it became again evident how important telecentres are for this task and how important the staff of telecentres are when it comes to the promotion of digital competences to EU citizens. Therefore, the project Trans e-facilitator was presented in the second part of the day. In this project a curriculum was developed for the qualification of promoters of digital competences and is now available in English language on the website of the project.
The promotion of digital media and competence in formal education institutions such as schools and universities was subject of the third day. It was shown to what extent the promotion of digital media and skills in those institutions differ from the extent of skills that is needed in today´s information society. In schools digital literacy is not a subject because teachers are not yet educated in the topic. In universities exists a discrepancy between what students should know for the labour market and what they really learn in their education.
For more information of the event please visit the website: teannualconference2014.info.
Further informationSource: Stiftung Digitale Chancen