About

The project AdultDigitalUp aims to support the Cypriot authorities to improve digital literacy of adults in Cyprus with a particular focus on adult educators and low-skilled adults.

The project is implemented by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and coordinated by CARDET.

ABOUT
AIM

Aim

The focus of AdultDigitalUp is on the thorough preparation of adult educators, to be in position to infuse digital elements in their subject areas, to build the skills and competences of adult learners with special attention given to low skilled adults.

AIM

Objectives

  • Conduct a thorough needs analysis to identify adults’ learners needs and gaps in the digital skills sector in Cyprus.

  • Develop comprehensive training material and tools for the target groups via using blended learning methodologies and strategies.

  • Design & implement blended learning trainings for adults in Cyprus engaging more than 120 adult educators and providers.
Methodology

Methodology

The focus of AdultDigitalUp is on the thorough preparation of adult educators, to be in position to infuse digital elements in their subject areas, to build the skills and competences of adult learners with special attention given to low skilled adults. To achieve this objective, a need analysis will first be contacted, to reveal the educational gaps that need to be met.

The goal of this analysis will be twofold; the deep understanding of the needs and barriers faced by the adult learners when it comes to acquisition of digital skills will be the first gain. At the same time, the learning and teaching methods of adult learners will come to knowledge, in order to design learning pathways tailor made to their needs and customize the training of adult educators and Master trainers accordingly.

In order to further enhance the prior knowledge in the field of upgrading the digital skills of adult learners, we chose to incorporate practices and methods that have already been developed and used in real time educational environments. Therefore, in two work packages (1 & 3) we planned study visits, to acquire and be exemplified by reputable colleagues in other European countries.

Partners

The project is implemented by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and coordinated by CARDET.

CARDET (Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, research and development organization based in Cyprus. It is one of the leading research and development centres in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning.

Partners