From 5 to 10.04.2018, a You DIG-IT meeting took place in Rome. The meeting was attended by 20 experts from 5 European countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands).
The main objective of the meeting was to develop the digital literacy of young people, their skills and competences, necessary for the efficient use of the Internet and digital technologies, the use of ICT as a prerequisite for social adaptation and work in the digital society. The aim was to identify more efficient ways of acquiring quality theoretical and practical applied knowledge and skills to work with information and communication technologies and hence their employ-ability.
The key moments and topics for discussion were: to explore and exchange the best practice in basic literacy through digital innovation, to train teachers specialized in teaching basic literacy skills and to create a set of innovative tools for trainers, related to the use of digital media.
Last but not least, the purpose of the meeting was to raise the awareness among teachers, lecturers, facilitators about the use of the latest generation of digital tools, such as smartphones and I-Phone apps, that could be useful for acquiring or reinforcing basic knowledge and skills. In this sense, several interactive applications such as CamScanner, DuoLingo, Simplemind and their application for learning and knowledge absorption have been proposed and considered during the meeting.
- An international expert meeting with 20 representatives from 6 countries was held;
- New ways of using digital technologies in both formal and non-formal learning – interactive applications and models were offered;
- Increased awareness of teachers, experts and young people about the opportunities of mobile applications in learning and leisure to teach and knowledge absorption.