Coronavirus has affected the educational process worldwide, which resulted in various adult training courses interruptions. However, the need to acquire knowledge has not disappeared, therefore Connected Lithuania training courses have been moved online, where its benefits can be discovered by people who spend time at home. Online shopping, online banking, and online payments have become especially popular recently. According to the estimates of the project Connected Lithuania, during quarantine, the interest in various online training programs increased more than 10 times.
In 2018 launched project Connected Lithuania aims to encourage Lithuanians, especially the elderly, to acquire the necessary skills to use the Internet efficiently, comprehensively, safely and responsibly. Before quarantine close to 50, 000 adult participants took part in digital literacy training run in public libraries.
Online training will last until the end of the quarantine
100 teachers were invited to deliver free digital literacy training courses online. They will help Internet users to further improve their digital literacy skills remotely. Online classes have already started and will last until the end of quarantine. Everyone who seeks to improve their digital skills and has a smart device, email address and internet connection can attend a course. All the information about registration and programs can be found on www.prisijungusi.lt. Everyone who registers will receive an instruction on how to join the training course. Participants will see teachers on the screen, could ask questions and communicate with other training participants. The Microsoft Teams program will be used for this purpose.
Online courses include the following topics:
In a week more than 300 participants joined online classes, most of them are over 55. We believe the online training courses will give participants more confidence to try new things related to remote learning and the acquired practical skills will help to use the Internet and its opportunities more actively.
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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