New technologies threats for elderly (NTTE)
NTTE partners discovered that for the last five years people 65 + started using computers and Internet regularly,
NTTE partners discovered that for the last five years people 65 + started using computers and Internet regularly, at least once a week, and mobiles/smart phones every day. They use Internet because it is cheaper and they can stay at home, keep contact with relatives, doctors, make appointments, buy online food/medication; pay bills. Some of the retired need to work for living. New technologies help them find easier a job, get online training, obtain new skills. For their leisure time and hobbies social media provide opportunities for making friends, attending cultural/sports events, sharing photos, videos, etc. But all those digital devices can be a threat to seniors if they do not have the main rules set for usage.
Extending and developing the competencies of educators and other personnel who support adult learners
The objectives of the project aim for the professional development of each partner organization through European collaboration, direct learning of various non-formal methods in the field of participatory arts, and the development of a digital approach.
Supporting individuals in acquiring and developing basic skills and key competencies
New technology is definitely a teaching and learning tool that leads to the comprehension and construction of individual, social and cultural identity needed for successful social inclusion. Moreover making videos is a creative process and is thus inclusive for all who participate in the project.
The project provides learning opportunities for the partners involved in the education of elderly people. This priority is about learning to develop social competencies for adult people to use digital devices, and to promote new skills and social inclusion through education, training, and arts.
In this project we implemented the following: TPM 1 Kickoff meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria TPM 2 Closing evaluation meeting, London, UK C1 Short-term joint staff training events, Aljaraque, Spain C2 Short-term joint staff training events, Skopje, North Macedonia
Results. Project Management Handbook; a set of training materials; Dissemination plan; Exploitation Strategy; Evaluation and monitoring report; 20 trainers (3x2 from each partner and x 3-4 local ones) trained in new digital skills, safe Internet; non-formal methods; learned at least 8 new EU practices to work with adult people, building the project network applying security rules set online for integration; bringing together mechanisms to combat social exclusion through a digital approach and security online; promoting the new image of active aging, using smartphones; Open textbook for adult trainers in Internet security - e-version; Moodle platform with resources; Facebook Page for adult trainers; Local events with 15 adult trainers and seniors in each country after each training; During the project we involved seniors: 100 for each organization + 50 with fewer opportunities / for each partner = 200 + 400= 600 older people were involved in local activities (in 4 countries); Meetings with older people at municipal library/community centers - discussing with them the difficulties they face online;