All Generations Understand the importance of Digital Literacy Skills

CONNECTED LITHUANIA project increases the pace. After 3 national campaigns run, 500 digital leaders selected and a lot of administration job done, one of the main project activities – digital literacy training in public libraries has recently started by the project implementer association Langas į ateitį.

Digital literacy training is expected to involve 100,000 adult participants from all municipalities of the country. Everyone interested can join a beginner’s or a basic level course.  Beginners will be offered a usual content but next to PC usage including smart devices as well.  The basic course (DigComp level 1-2)  includes five topics:

  • efficient time planning and communication;
  • editing and sharing digital images;
  • publishing content on the internet responsibly and browsing safely;
  • creating websites; / be active, unique and enterprising;
  • career opportunities/ creative ways of introducing yourself.

Results of today: 1500 participants,  1083 – beginners and 472 – basic course level students.

90-Year-Old Man Proves it’s Never too Late to Learn

While some of us always hesitate if it’s a good time to learn something new, 90-years-old Telšių Karolinos Praniauskaitės library visitor proves that if you want something, there is no time for doubts. The senior, who was always interested in new things, enrolled to digital literacy training in his local library, has completed the beginners’ course and is already thinking about taking another level course. The purpose that is driving him to learn is very down-to-earth – he is keen to learn how to watch TV on the Internet and how to find information.

Source:Telšių Karolinos Praniauskaitės library

Young People Among Training Participants

While digital literacy trainings are usually popular among older adults  –  Alytus town has a different story. A 19-year-old Sigita  decided to enroll the course, and she is the youngest student in CONNECTED LITHUANIA digital literacy trainings so far. This time the teacher was worried more than the student preparing the class to be more interactive and not overly simple, creative tasks where students could explore, create and gain new knowledge. Even though the group consisted of different ages of people,  students were very friendly, they helped each other and learned a lot.
Source: Public library of Alytus district municipality

Invitation for Lithuanians to join free CONNECTED LITHUANIA digital literacy classes run in public Internet Access points in public libraries is valid for 2 years. It is planned to organize 10 thousand consulting and training events.

About the project:

The project aims to encourage Lithuanians to acquire the necessary skills to use the Internet efficiently, comprehensively, safely and responsibly, actively involving these local communities in these activities.

The project is implemented by Information Society Development Committee and partners: The Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania; M. Mažvydas National Library; Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and Association “Langas į ateitį”.

The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

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