DigiTrAin – Capacity building to deliver digital skills training to adults
DigiTrAin is about capacity building to deliver digital skills training to adults. The aim is to build capacity of training organisations to deliver high quality and relevant digital skills training by improving staff competence and formulating digital competency frameworks to be used as the basis for developing appropriate digital training programmes, learning resources and tools.
The objectives are to:
1. Formulate a digital competency frameworks for (a) adult educators and (b) adults.
2. Design and pilot a modular “Train the Trainer’ course for adult educators, and a Digital Skills course for disadvantaged adults.
3. Develop teaching and learning resources to deliver blended digital skills training to adult educators and adults.
4. Improve adult educators’ knowledge of digital learning technology tools, platforms, and skills in using them.
5. Produce guidance for adult educators on strategies, tools and approaches for promoting and delivering digital skills training.
The innovative element of the project is the development of the digital competency frameworks for adults and adult educators. DigiTrain will not only formulate the competency frameworks, but also use them as the basis to develop learning programmes, teaching and learning resources and tools to help participants achieve the required competences. Whilst some competence frameworks exist, none has been specifically formulated to meet the specific needs of adults in non-formal education or the specific groups being targeted by this project. The project extends digital learning to adults focusing on those that are disadvantaged, to help them develop the requisite digital skills and contribute towards bridging the gap in digital skills, which is well articulated. The project recognises that adult educators also need to develop and update their competences in terms of subject knowledge, skills and pedagogy.