Gabriela Ruseva's Blog (21)

Coming soon... the BIBLIO Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starts in one month!

While some are enjoying the Indian summer across Europe, BIBLIO partners are working hard to get everything ready for the start of the BIBLIO MOOC this Autumn. The first MOOC on digital skills especially designed for library professionals is on the way. Read along to get a taste of the course.…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on September 6, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

STEM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS: How to promote STEM education and training through a creative use of digital devices for 0-6-years old children

About the expert:

The workshop “How to promote STEM education and training through a creative use of digital devices for 0-6-years old children” was held at the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2019 in Bologna on 10th October 2019 and was led by Antonella Santilli, educator working at…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on January 15, 2020 at 22:00 — No Comments

"How to inspire learners with digital culture – Europeana" workshop at ALL DIGITAL Summit 2018

How to inspire learners with digital culture – Europeana workshop was held at ALL DIGITAL Summit in Brussels on October 18th, 2018 by Isabel Crespo from Europeana Foundation. In this blogpost you can read about the workshop and learn how to…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on November 7, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Media literacy position paper and consultation

ALL DIGITAL has just published a new position paper on the Role of MEDIA LITERACY in promoting SOCIAL INCLUSION and COMMON EU VALUES: The…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on November 17, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

How to use open badges workshop @ ALL DIGITAL Summit

How to use open badges workshop was held at ALL DIGITAL Summit on October 4th, 2017 in Barcelona by Doug Belshaw, education and tech consultant. Here we are sharing the workshop materials.

About the expert:

Doug works globally with people and organisations, helping them to use technology more productively. He is co-founder of We…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on October 16, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Digital Storytelling Manual

Dear unite-it members,

I have come across this manual on Digital Storytelling Manual: maybe it will be useful to some of you!



Added by Gabriela Ruseva on January 30, 2017 at 15:06 — 1 Comment

Why the Czech Safer Internet Centre is working with seniors

Everybody working in the field of the online crime prevention knows how difficult it is to work with families. We are able to address children - our main target group - directly during the events organized for them or via teachers equipped by our handbook and other supporting material. But what about parents? It is difficult to reach them - first of all those who care…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on December 15, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Digital skills vs. digital literacy

Dear all,

I am sharing with you an interesting article about the difference between teaching digital skills and teaching digital literacy:

Do you agree? Do…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on July 8, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

ECDL Foundation position paper Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe

The paper analyses the results of studies carried out by the ECDL National Operators in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. The findings reveal that people tend to over-estimate their skills and that significant skills gaps exist even in the analysed countries, which are usually considered to be digitally advanced.

You can find the paper on ECDL Foundation website …


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on April 19, 2016 at 12:50 — No Comments

How to validate digital competences acquired outside formal education?

There are hundreds of thousands of ICT centres, libraries and NGOs where people can learn digital skills. Many get interested in ICT and go on to follow a university course. For others, their new digital skills help them find a job. But are the skills acquired through these trainings formally recognized?

Do they count for employers and universities and how do people prove them? With a university diploma, we can prove our skills. But what happens when we learn at a non-formal…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on August 3, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

CAPS 2015: collective awareness platforms and social innovation

On 7-8th July Brussels hosted the annual event on collective awareness raising platforms – CAPS 2015. The conference brought together existing CAPS projects and potential applicants to network and better understand the CAPS concept and social innovation in general.

Networked social responsibility…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on August 2, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Telecentre Europe joined the e-Facilitators' Summer School

Last month (22-28th June) Telecentre Europe attended the first of its kind Summer School for e-Facilitators, organised by our Croatian member Telecentar in the beautiful town of Rovinj.

In this inspiring setting 27 participants from Croatia, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Ireland and Spain gathered for a weeklong learning experience on media literacy. Telecentre Europe’s Policy and Project Officer Gabriela Ruseva attended the event, but our network was also represented by three…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on July 3, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

How Belgium addresses the digital gap?

On 23rd April 2015 the Parliament of the Federation Walloon-Brussels (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) held a discussion forum on the digital gap ("fracture numérique"). 

The Ministry responsible for education presented several projects in primary and secondary schools aimed at tackling the digital gap: 


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on May 4, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Unite IT partners discussed important next steps in Brussels

The fourth Unite IT consortium partners’ meeting took place in Microsoft office in Brussels at the end of February.

Partners from eight organisations implementing the Unite IT project discussed what has been achieved so far and what still needs to be done during the following months. Erik Ballhausen attended the meeting on behalf of the project funding body EACEA (*Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) and gave the partners a lot of useful insights and advice. He…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on April 1, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Open Education Week is happening now!

Dear Unite IT members,

The Open Education Week is taking place this week from 09th - 13th March. It is organized by the Open Education Consortium and aims to promote Open Education Resources (OER) and practices. Different events are happening online and locally. For more information and a calendar, see here. Various webinars are taking place on topic such as virtual mobility of learners; mainstreaming OER, etc. Highly…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on March 9, 2015 at 14:45 — No Comments

Call for Papers: ICT4AgeingWell

Dear Members,

if you are working to ensure digital inclusion of elderly and support active ageing through ICT technology, this call is for you!

The International Conference on ICT for Ageing Well and e-Health, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-21 May 2015 is calling for papers. The deadline for submitting a paper is December 16, 2014. With so many good practices in digital inclusion of elderly, we are convinced that the unite-it network can be well…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on October 30, 2014 at 21:16 — No Comments

MOOC "Beginner in Programming" starting in 4 days!

A new MOOC by the University of Reading on Programming your first mobile game will start in 4 days. The course teaches the basics of programming and learners don’t need any knowledge of coding to take part. If you find it useful and decide to use it in your training programs, or simply try it out, please post a comment!

Added by Gabriela Ruseva on October 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Digital Action Day - online streaming and video

Today is Digital Action Day 2014! Plenty of workshops and discussions are taking place in Brussels on topics related to digital skills, digital economy, entrepreneurship and media.

Even if you are not in Brussels today, you can watch the debates and hear the conclusions online through this link:

Just choose the topic that is of biggest interest to you!

Added by Gabriela Ruseva on September 29, 2014 at 14:43 — No Comments

Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards for promoters of Gender Equality in ICT

UN Women and the International Communications Union are organizing Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards. There are still 3 days remaining to nominate an individual or organization active in promoting full participation of women in ICT. The competition is open world-wide! The Unite IT network encourages its members to participate. There are 7 award categories:


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on September 2, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

The 3rd Unite-IT partners’ meeting in Riga

The third partners’ meeting of the Unite-IT project was held in Riga earlier this month on 1-2 July 2014. The meeting was hosted by the Latvian partner organization LIKTA (The Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association).

Halfway through its implementation, with the first Annual Conference and four thematic webinars behind us, the Unite IT project has…


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on July 29, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

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