Seniors@DigiWorld was a project of the Digital Opportunities Foundation in 2016 - 2018.
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Seniors@DigiWorld Courses started in four countries

In February, the four courses for multipliers working with elderly people have started in all partner countries of the project Seniors@DigiWorld. Multipliers from libraries, welfare organisations, care centres etc. have joined the courses and will have the opportunity to learn how tablet usage can be explained to elderly people. At the first face to face trainings they discovered the possibilities of the tablet PC and had an introduction to the online learning platform Edueca. For the next two month the participants will learn online how to address their target group and develop and offer digital services within their institutions.

Castellon, Spain – From the 2nd of February on, ten participants are invited to the learning platform Edueca which is used within the whole project. More meetings will be held with another four participants who are from other cities and will be reached by CIDET directly in their home towns. Some of the participants of the course have basic knowledge in using tablets and other participants are already users.

Berlin, Germany - In the rooms of the Digital Learning Centre of Facebook 14 multipliers were invited to discover the learning materials and the online learning environment. Librarians, social workers and voluntaries from computer clubs were positively surprised about the simple language and the open approach.

Plunges, Lithuania – The first face to face meeting was helpful to answer the high number of questions of the twelve participants who were introduced to the online learning material and tablet usage. The course organisers decided to hold a second face-to-face training before starting the online phase in order to manage learners questions and motivate them.

Timisoara, Romania, - In the training centre of EOS Foundation, a number of eleven enthusiastic multipliers attended the first face to face sessions of the course designed within the project. The participants are representing the most important organizations operating at regional level in the areas of home care and day care centres for seniors in Romania. Multipliers (social workers and psychologists), found the learning materials and the online learning environment really useful and accessible: “The training course is very practical, both at personal level and as well in the professional activity. The information’s provided by trainer were clear, accurate, accessible, well organized and really needed by us in order to support seniors in accessing technology.“

The blended learning course will run for two month in all four partner countries. During the course the participants will have to create and implement a training offer to empower senior citizens in their use of tablet PCs. The results of the course will be published on the Seniors@DigiWorld website and Guidelines in May 2018.