Nenja Wolbers's Blog (19)

"Culture meets digital" during the ALL DIGITAL Week 2019

The primary school Keune in the small city Forst organized in cooperation with the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation, SDC) a five-day training for their young students during the ALL DIGITAL Week 2019. During the training, the children learned how to make music with tablets, how to control a computer game with dough and cables and…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 26, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 in Germany: Be Digital - Improve and Share Your Skills!

I n order to disseminate the ALL DIGITAL Week, Stiftung Digital Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation, SDC) contacted more than 6.000 organisations such as digital competence centres, retirement homes, care and meeting places for disadvantaged groups all over Germany. These organisations responded with 87 events and workshops that were promoted on the…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 26, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

ALL DIGITAL at the European Youth Event 2018

The European Youth Event is organised every second year in Strasbourg by the European Parliament to engage young people in the processes of the European Union. This year, I was invited as a board member of ALL DIGITAL to be an idea giver in the session “Forever Young: Survive me if you can”.…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on June 8, 2018 at 1:00 — No Comments

Report on framework conditions for training offers in digital youth work

The Erasmus+ project "Digital Skills for You(th)" of the Stiftung Digitale Chancen has published its report on the framework conditions for training offers in digital youth work.

An important result of the survey: the professionals confirm that…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

#alldigitalweek 2018 in Dortmund, Germany: From dial to touchscreen

“From dial to touchscreen - Lead-in to the media use of tablets, smartphones and computer

By Annabella Korn, Dortmund

This course focuses on introducing different kinds of electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones and computer. The intention is to show barrier-free settings as well as a…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 26, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

#alldigitalweek 2018 in Dortmund, Germany: What does my child do online?

My name is Katrin Borg. I study rehabilitation science at Technical University Dortmund, and the the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign is part of my studies in 2018.

Together with my colleague. I facilitated the course “What does my child do online – an easy introduction to the world wide web”…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 26, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 Germany: The ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody!

For the sixth time, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) was the German national partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week. SDC led the campaign with the support from Scientific Institute of the Technical University of Dortmund and 21st Century Competence Centre. 

With the tagline “The ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody” SDC strove for all people in Germany to be part…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 16, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Levato answers questions in PC and smartphone at exhibition

Levato is a training organisation that is supporting computer inexperienced people in using computer and Internet for many years. The team of Levato answers everyday questions about PC, Internet, phone and warns on a weekly basis about the current spam and other threats in the network. Around 600 easily understandable explanatory movies about computer, Internet and smartphone…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 17:07 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Kids code their own computer games with Scratch

Language can be a barrier especially for newly arrived migrants and refugees. So why not teach them an international language like coding. This is the idea of a two days event during this year’s Get Online Week that had been organized by the association “Wissen macht spaß” (knowledge is fun) and Stiftung Digitale Chancen.

On March the 15th and 16th…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 16:43 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Young People find their strengths with YouRock.Jobs



The enhancement of employability is one big pillar of the Get Online Week 2016. Therefore the Stiftung Digitale Chancen collaborated with the youth welfare office in Dortmund to organize the workshop “YouRock – find your strength” for pupils. The workshop promoted the platform YouRock.Jobs and shows the pupils how to present their strength to future employers.

YouRock.Jobs is a European social network that is dedicated…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

GOW in Germany: “Surfing with Tablets” in a meeting centre for senior citizens

The Internet is not an exclusive club for the younger generation, also for senior citizens, the digital world has to offer many advantages. Since 2012, Stiftung Digitale Chancen and E-Plus Gruppe collaborate in a project that provides Tablet PCs for senior citizens. Here, retirement homes are equipped for a period of four to six weeks with tablets, so their habitants or visitors…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on March 27, 2015 at 10:42 — No Comments

GOW in Germany: Young people find their strengths with YouRock

As part of a "boot camp" of the initiative BG3000 students from Bonn Bad Godesberg get to know the Internet platform YouRock (www.yourock.jobs). During the workshops of Stiftung Digitale Chancen, the students become aware of their own strengths and get fit for the journey from school to training. They learn to show potential employers what they are capable of. YouRock is a European job portal and social network that is dedicated to the employability of…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on March 26, 2015 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

GOW in Germany: School kids learn how to code

A primary school in Berlin, Kreuzberg starts today a new offer: programming games easily yourself with SCRATCH! With SCRATCH! Children learn programming by combining program modules, so-called "blocks", in a script window.

"Learning in the 21st century means to provide children with creative resources that allow them to develop solutions to the tasks of their future," says the professional, author and conceptualist Norbert Kerkhey who will supervise today´s event. "SCRATCH! is a…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on March 25, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Start of the project Online4EDU

The new launched project Online4EDU introduces online collaboration tools in education by providing a blended learning course for teachers. Five partner organizations and members of Telecentre Europe from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Ireland are involved in creating and establishing a training that complies with the ECDL-Test standards for online collaboration tools.…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on January 30, 2015 at 13:52 — No Comments

Great success of the Future Summit SocialWeb-SocialWork

On April 8th 2014 about one hundred international stakeholders from the area of children and youth work have attended the final conference of Future Summit SocialWeb-SocialWork in Berlin. The goal was to discuss how the influence of social work can ensure the online safety of children and youth at risk.

During the event, the findings of the project were…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on May 23, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

"Smart Hero Award for voluntary work" (GOW 2014 Germany)

After the first step is done- mainly getting people online, people need to learn how to effectively use the Internet for their own purposes. That is why the new German-wide campaign "Smart Hero Award" aims at supporting people who use social media to promote their voluntary work.

In spring…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on May 2, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Competition for senior citizens launched during Get Online Week 2014

This year’s Get Online Week was a great occasion for Stiftung Digitale Chancen to launch a new competition in Germany. Institutions and organizations who work with senior citizens can now apply to receive ten to eight tablet computers to be used during four weeks and , they can keep two of these after for good!

Together with…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 25, 2014 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

GOW2013 story from Germany: Tablet Pc´s in the hands of senior citizens

The Internet is not for everyone in Germany a natural instrument. Many people do still not use its advantages or even know how to handle PCs. Particularly affected are senior citizens, who never en­countered the new technology in their vocational life and so some of them are now afraid to use it. And yet the internet could have for the elderly high benefits and mean improvement…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 15, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

GOW2013 story from Germany: Cloud 4 All – Open and universal access for all

Accessibility is a pre-condition for Digital Inclusion of people with disabilities. Within the Cloud 4 All project a user interface will be developed that allows users to access the Internet with devices of any kind designed to their individual preferences. The idea is to store one's preferences as well as especially needed software like a screenreader f. e. in the cloud and provide it wherever and…

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Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 15, 2013 at 16:41 — 1 Comment

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