The session will focus on two Nordplus Adult projects, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The projects are:
The first project was organized under the project period 09/2020-08/2021 and the second one started in September 2021 and ends in December 2023. Both projects are coordinated by the Summer University of Jyväskylä.
The projects aim to strengthen and develop cooperation between Nordic countries and the Baltic region on lifelong learning for seniors and to learn and share ideas for digital skills teaching for seniors in different countries. During the first project, participants learned to know institutions that were taking part in this project and the education on digital competencies, which they provide for seniors. Also, the presentations in meetings covered topics like digitalization in different Nordic and Baltic countries as well as continuous learning in general. Ideas and knowledge were shared and the good practices were adapted to own work at the local level. During the second project partners will create an online portal, where they present their good practices for teaching seniors digital competencies. This free and easily accessible portal is addressed to all actors in the Nordics and Baltic, who work in the field of adult (senior) education. Both pedagogical staff and representatives of adult students or volunteers (seniors) from each organization take part in the project work.
The expected outcomes of the projects are sharing ideas for teaching digital skills and themes for new courses. Another important aspect of this project is to find new partners and get the possibility to continue partnerships in the future. All outcomes are published by CC BY SA and are also translated into partner languages.
Coordinating institution: Summer University of Jyväskylä (FI)
Swedish Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Education
Sweden, Lund / Härnösand
Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson (Twitter: @EbbaOssian)