This year the Get Online Week took place in Dortmund, Germany, for the first time. It was initiated, organized and coordinated by a seminar of eleven students of rehabilitation science as a course with their lecturer, Dr. Bastian Pelka, and took place with kind support of Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Berlin.
We are a course of eleven students of the Technical University Dortmund and found out that there is a demand for courses on ICT competences in several institutions around the urban area of Dortmund. In December 2014 we invited all telecentres, learning and employment organisations and welfare institutions in Dortmund for a kick off conference for the GOW. We collected ICT related topics which those institutions felt the most urgent need to be addressed by digital competences. After five months of work on those courses we were able to present seven topics that we would address in short courses (2 hours) during the GOW. Those courses would be free of charge for participants and partner organisations.
During December 2014 and March 2015 we initiated cooperations with around 40 partner organisations in Dortmund and Germany – including Stiftung Digitale Chancen and Vodafone Germany who supported us with tablet computers (thanks!), the federal employment agency, several schools, the city council on youth and more than ten welfare institutions in the fields of senior care and workshops for people with disabilities. The director of the City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency committed himself as patron of the GOW Dortmund 2015 and underlined the importance of digital competences for the Dortmund labour market in a kick off meeting we held on 21st March.
These are courses we held in Dortmund during the GOW 2015:
Our activities were covered by the local newspaper and we were followed by a group of students on camera and video journalism from WAM. They will upload their video documentation on GOW Dortmund 2015 soon, stay connected!
Find more info on the “Get Online Week Dortmund 2015”: http://gow2015do.de.vu/
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