ALL DIGITAL announced the launch of the ALL DIGITAL ACADEMY (ADA), a new initiative that aims to support adult education and training on key emerging technologies, during the first day of the ALL DIGITAL Summit that took place in Prague on 29 September 2022.
ADA will support adult educators and trainers by offering up-skilling training activities on emerging digital technologies. It will also connect learning centres focusing on digital competencies to help them strengthen their capacities to facilitate the ongoing digital transformation and increase the overall quality, relevance, and impact of their activities.
ALL DIGITAL’s CEO Peter Pavlovgyi described ADA as “one of the flagship initiatives based on the organisation’s Strategic Plan 2022-2027 that aims to improve the capacity of the ALL DIGITAL network on the key challenges of digital transformation through networking and high-quality learning opportunities based on mentoring and training programmes.”
Digital skills are underpinning all strategic priorities of the new strategic framework for European cooperation. Therefore, ADA will offer learning and networking opportunities for adult educators and learning centres for using emerging and cutting-edge technologies in education. It will have a special focus on Artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), which are increasingly being introduced in many fields across Europe.
Pavlovgyi highlighted that “Today we came to such a point where the general population doesn’t only need to gain basic digital skills, but also advanced digital skills.”
ADA will offer access to a diversity of learning and networking resources:
You can watch the recording of the launch event here.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“ALL DIGITAL ACADEMY (ADA) – Upskilling adult educators on key digital emerging technologies” is a project co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme, under the Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Education and Training – European NGOs. ALL DIGITAL coordinates the project with the partnership of Hellenic Open University (HOU) and Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.
ALL DIGITALis a leading pan-European association based in Brussels, representing 70 member organisations that work with 20,000+ digital competence centres providing access & training to 2.9 million people in Europe every year. ALL DIGITAL has the specific mission to provide access to any European citizen, regardless of their social and economic status, educational level, geographic location and background, to digital competencies, including emerging technologies and related topics.
ALL DIGITAL’s contribution to the ADA project is focused on the adult educators’ and learning centres’ perspective within the digital environment, its leading role in the Communities of Practice and the support for the resources, tools and communication activities.
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY (HOU) – DAISSy Research Group is the only Greek State University that offers formal and non-formal lifelong education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Its training methodology combines distance learning with principles of adult education, relies heavily on digital material and virtual meetings and uses online training platforms and tools. HOU offers the MSc course “Pervasive and Mobile Computing” which includes topics such as wireless networks, mobile computing, pervasive applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and smart environments (homes, cities, vehicles, energy grids, etc.) interacting with IoT.
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY’s contribution to the ADA project is focused on developing the ADA Academy digital environment, creating MOOC content on IoT, organising pilot MOOCs for trainers, and contributing to quality assurance and evaluation.
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II participates in the project through its NAC (Natural and Artificial Cognition) Lab within the Department of Humanistic Studies. The NAC Lab has extensive experience in the development of technologies for learning based on the application of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, statistical methods, and new technologies. The NAC Lab is also the main provider of a new Master in Artificial Intelligence for Humanities, specifically tailored for people having a strong humanities background but lacking technical knowledge, which plays an important role in terms of the project’s intended impact on inclusion and diversity.
The Natural and Artificial Cognition Lab’s contribution to the ADA project is focused on co-developing the ADA Academy digital environment, creating MOOC content on AI, leading capacity building and training, and piloting training activities and evaluation.
Brussels, 29 September 2022