SDC - Digital Opportunities Foundation
The goal of the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation) is to make people interested in the Internet and to support them with their steps into the digital world. We want them to become aware of the opportunities this digital medium offers and to make use of them. Stiftung Digitale Chancen was founded in January 2002 in Berlin by AOL Germany and the University of Bremen. Co-founders are Accenture and the Burda Foundation. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth have taken on the patronage.
VIPT - Viesieji interneto prieigos taska
Association "Viesieji interneto prieigos taskai" (eng.- Rural Internet Access Points) (further - the Association) has been operating in Lithuania since 2006. Non-governmental non-profit organization was founded by professionals who have been working in the field of ICT, adults/youth education for more than 15 years. The goal of the Association is to enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of modern and vibrant society through promotion of new information and communication technologies (further - ICT), expansion of access to the Internet recourses and improvement of quality of education.
In Lithuania, the Association works across a number of ICT and education related sectors, including long life learning for adults in ICT field and non-formal education for youth in ICT. Also the Association work covers such activities as conducting trainings in ICT, promoting e-learning and innovative learning technologies, developing Web technologies, raising awareness of the Safer Internet and teaching project management approaches.
For years, the Association is closely engaged and collaborate with a national public libraries network through supporting libraries in building librarians competences in the field of ICT. Also, during the last three years the Association has developed strong partnership with schools network throughout the country and conducting a number of non-formal educational activities for the pupils.
EOS - Educating for an Open Society
Fundația EOS - Educating for an Open Society (EOS Romania - www.eos.ro) is a private, non-profit organization. Its main goal is to bridge the digital divide in Romania by helping people realise their full potential through the use of technology. The organization operates innovative IT related projects in two main areas: formal education system and the wider community, working with IT and knowledge disadvantaged communities to help them take advantage of the information society. EOS Romania was set up in 1999 and has implemented over 100 IT related projects. EOS is a founding member of the European Digital Inclusion Network Telecentre-Europe www.telecentre-europe.org and www.unite-it.eu).
CIDET - Centre for the innovation and development of education and technology
The Centre for the innovation and development of education and technology (from now on CIDET) is a training and consultancy company focused on adult learning and education enhanced technology. CIDET is set in the city of Castellón (Spain) but works with cooperation with partners throughout the whole country and abroad. Our main area of expertise is the use of technology on education from three perspectives:
- The technology as a subject and teaching content not only for adult learners, but also for trainers and staff. We focus on learning virtual environments and virtual learning networks (e-learning)
- The technology as a tool and methodology: learning other subjects and aptitudes (as languages, health, culture, tolerance, entrepreneurship...) in other contexts (in classrooms, self-learning, rural areas...), needs (people in risk of exclusion, disabled, immigrants,....) and models (non-formal, informal, collaborative, serious games,...)
- Promoting the permeability with interdisciplinary formal pathways, acquisition of personal, social and formal skills and qualifications, but also non-formal and informal competences. We focus in a lifelong learning context where the technology potentiates other learning activities and reach digital inclusion in the present society.
As a training, consultancy and ICT experts, the main strengths of CIDET are the expertise and knowledge acquired when developing and creating learning environments, courses, training activities and materials. In CIDET we always pursue continuous improvement (through evaluation and quality processes), innovation (research on pedagogy, but also ICT tools) and social impact (dissemination, change, exploitation).