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Project Title

Digital Paideia

Project Duration:

  • 01-09-2018 - 31-08-2020


Project objectives

The internet has become a new platform for users because everyone could easily create, send and share information. It strengthens creativity, communication and cooperation; words that we use in education. We all use Facebook, YouTube, Google or blogs that allow us to create a community. They are all Web 2.0 tools we know. Will Richardson in "Blogs, Wikipedia, Podcasts and other Powerful Classroom Learning Tools" indicates that no education is possible without Web 2.0.

Today, however, the distance from knowledge is only a "click", and the information on the Internet is much more universal than any other text of the textbook.

In comparison to the origins of the network (traditional WWW network), Web 2.0 is characterized by greater cooperation of users and interactivity among Internet users, content providers and enterprises as well as more universal network connectivity.

Social nature of Web 2.0 is another important difference between this network and the old Web 1.0 structure. Describes a new era of the Internet - a higher level of mutual connections and exchange of information between users.

Types of social media sites and applications include forums, micro blogging, social networking, social bookmarking and wikis(websites that enable users to contribute, collaborate and edit site content). Wikipedia is one of the oldest and best-known wiki-based sites.

Other social elements of Web 2.0 are Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Nature Web 2.0 defines the 21st-century learning concepts 2.0. In this regard, the German pedagogue Hartmut von Hentig in his book "Über eine Erziehung für das 21 Jahrhundert" emphasizes the highest obstacle to pedagogy: how to teach life when you do not know it yourself?

The potential of social networking, media-sharing and other Web 2.0 tools, although not designed especially for learning, are getting more popular among students. Therefore teachers need to find their own ways to use these technologies in their classes.

Digital skills and competences framework for educators.

The Digital Skills and Competences Framework for Educators was published in December 2017. It maps digital competences for educators at all levels of education, from early childhood to higher and adult education, including general and vocational training, special needs education, and non-formal learning contexts.

The objectives of the project comply with the priority “Making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning” in terms of:

  • tackling connectivity divide by supporting the uptake of high capacity broadband in all schools, including through a voucher scheme focusing on disadvantaged areas,
  • supporting digital readiness of both general and vocational schools by strengthening their digital capacity and extending the new SELFIE self-assessment tool to reach one million teachers, trainers and learners by the end of 2019.