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2019: Be digital – improve and share your skills!

In 2019, the ALL DIGITAL Week in Germany was organised by two partners – Stiftung Digitale Chancen and the students of Scientific Institute of the Technical University Dortmund.

Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation – SDC) was the German National Partner for ALL DIGITAL Week for the eighth time.

In this year’s ALL DIGITAL Week, Stiftung Digitale Chancen focused on digital media in education and the digital inclusion of all target groups under the slogan: “Be Digital – Improve and Share Your Skills!”.

Many digital competence centres all over Germany participated by conducting events and workshops: the “Smartphone Consultation Hour” for senior citizens in Darmstadt and Neuss; the workshop “That’s how Twitter works” for associations and organization of the regional media authority in Saarbrücken; the “Gaming, chatting, posting …” workshop for young people in Hamburg; the free “MS Office – determine and expand knowledge” workshop by the Certiport partner Certnet; and many others. In one of the foundation’s own events young school children learned how to make music with tablets, how to control a computer game with dough and cables, and how to bring a drawing to life.

tu_ebene2wortmarke_enFor the last 5 years Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Central (Scientific Institute of the Technical University Dortmund ) has helped to boost ALL DIGITAL Week activities in the region and collaborated with Stiftung Digitale Chancen. Supported by Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Central, a group of students studying BA in rehabilitation science at University of Dortmund created workshops to improve digital inclusion.

This year twelve students prepared more than 40 workshops for ALL DIGITAL Week Dortmund 2019. The workshops dealt with four different topics: digital job applications, facebook for people with intellectual impairments, a first introduction to the app GoTalkNow and facing cyber bullying for pupils and parents. The Workshops took place in more than 30 telecentres and several learning spaces as well as social work and health institutions in and around Dortmund. They applied free WiFi from hotspots provided by DOKOM21.

Here is what the students say, “Even though this ALL DIGITAL Week was the 5th in Dortmund, it was the first for our group. To work at a project like this, connect with partners and participants, create and lead workshops and evaluate our activities was and still is a new and exciting experience for all of us. Due to that we are mostly proud of all the positive feedback following the workshops. All workshops were asked to be continued after the ALL DIGITAL Week. We were able to reach a lot of new partners who are excited to be part of the ALL DIGITAL Week in following years. ”

TUDO – Get your job online workshop

This year 87 workshops, webinars and consultations took place in Germany, and Stiftung Digital Chancen is proud to see all the different 108 organisations – digital competence centres, senior and youth centres and many more – to have organised 132 activities for 1,200 people.

Nationwide:
Website: https://www.digitale-chancen.de/alldigitalweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllDigitalW_de

Website: http://www.sfs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Projekte/getonlineweek/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gowdo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getonlineweek19/

Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager


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2019: Be digital – improve and share your skills!

In 2019, the ALL DIGITAL Week in Germany will be organised by two partners – Stiftung Digitale Chancen and the students of Scientific Institute of the Technical University Dortmund (see below).

Already a partner for the past seven editions, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) will again be the German National Partner for ALL DIGITAL Week 2019.

The ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 will be about acquiring new digital skills and competences and then support others in their learning process in Germany. Like last year, all people are invited to take part and we will have various events and trainings for different target groups: senior citizens, refugees, educators and volunteers.

During the last week of March, SDC will organise an event where refugees will be the trainers for a mixed group with e.g. senior citizens, migrants, multipliers. Furthermore, they will have a consultation hour for senior citizens and their challenges with smartphones and tablets.

Additionally, SDC will provide senior citizens in a retirement home with tablets and give them the first introduction on how to use these devices. This event will take place shortly before the ALL DIGITAL Week, so we are going to celebrate it under the motto “All Digital”.

In order to reach digital competence centres and target groups on the national level, SDC will address its database with more than 6,000 organisations working on promoting digital skills, providing homes, care and meeting places for disadvantaged groups. Among these organisations are libraries, youth centres, senior centres and computer clubs that use the ALL DIGITAL Week to plan and implement activities for their target groups or that are happy to bring more visibility to their events by putting them under the umbrella of the campaign. These events will be made public with the help of the map of events on the ALL DIGITAL Week website.

SDC will involve 800 participants in the campaign events and will reach at least 6,000.

All updates about activities can be found here:

Nationwide:
Website: https://www.digitale-chancen.de/alldigitalweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllDigitalW_de

Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager

 


tu_ebene2wortmarke_enThe students of Scientific Institute of the Technical University Dortmund have helped to boost the ALL DIGITAL Week activities for five years in the Dortmund area and organized the campaign in collaboration with Stiftung Digitale Chancen. Their main goal is to reach as many people with low ICT skills as possible in order to support and empower them in their use of digital media.

Supported by Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Central, a group of students studying BA in rehabilitation science at University of Dortmund, in 2019 will create and conduct workshops to improve digital inclusion.

Twelve students are preparing more than 40 workshops that will take place in more than 30 telecentres and several learning spaces as well as social work and health institutions in and around Dortmund. The workshops apply free WiFi from hotspots provided by DOKOM21.

In 2019, the workshops deal with:

  • digital job applications
  • Facebook for people with intellectual impairments
  • a first introduction to the app GoTalkNow
  • facing cyber bullying for pupils and parents

The workshop Get Your Job Online will support people with low digital experiences creating digital applications by themselves. Moreover it will be a supporting feature for searching for suitable job vacancies. This workshop will be offered to young inmates and a group of refugees.

Facebook…and then? about the correct usage of Facebook will be a supporting workshop for people with intellectual impairments. The workshop will be offered in a simple language, easy to understand. The participants can choose from different modules where they might need help:  some have to be supported in privacy features, others need help in data protection. This workshop will take place in a residence for people with impairments as well as in working places for disabled people.

At the GoTalkNow workshop, the GoTalkNow app will be introduced in special schools to teach its features of supporting the way of communication. This workshop is aimed at teachers and skilled employees to integrate the app in their daily life.

The Cyber bullying workshop will take place in elementary schools with pupils of Grade Four. It will discuss prevention measures and recognizing and dealing with first signs of bullying and will also show ways of preventing it. Simultaneously meetings for parents will show them how to protect their children from cyber bullying and support them for a correct internet usage. These meetings will take place in public libraries.

400 people will be trained in the workshops.

Website: http://www.sfs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Projekte/getonlineweek/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gowdo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getonlineweek19/

Contact: Cynthia Seemann


2018: ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody!

Already a partner for the past six editions, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) was again the German National Partner for ALL DIGITAL Week 2018. SDC led the campaign with the support from students of the Scientific Institute of the Technical University of Dortmund.

With the tagline “The ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody” SDC strove for all people in Germany to be part of the digital world and to acquire the skills to use the Internet to their advantage. In order to reach these people, SDC followed the train-the-trainer approach and qualified volunteers, staff and freelancers to become multipliers who empowered senior citizens in using digital media.

SDC is happy that so many organizations like libraries, Internet initiatives, computer clubs and a State Media Authority followed their call and joined the All Digital Week 2018 with more than 70 events all over Germany. Some of the examples include: “Code+Design FeMales Camp 2018” – a coding workshop for women in Düsseldorf, “Computer time” in Hamburg, “Augmented Reality” in Saarbrucken.

In Dortmund, the students developed, organised, and implemented courses with various topics (e.g. using eBooks and touchscreens) for locals from all backgrounds, educations, and ages.

SDC is very proud of the success of the newly designed and implemented ALL DIGITAL Week. More organisations responded to the call for events than in previous years.

Together with its 21 partners, SDC involved 800 people in the ALL DIGITAL Week activities in Germany.

All updates about activities were published here in German:

Website: www.digitale-chancen.de/alldigitalweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gow_de

Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager


2018: ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody!

Already a partner for the past six editions, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) is again the German National Partner for ALL DIGITAL Week 2018. SDC will lead the campaign with the support from Scientific Institute of the Technical University of Dortmund and 21st Century Competence Centre.

The ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody! SDC strives for all people in Germany to be digital and have the competences to use the Internet to their advantage. Therefore, all people are invited to take part in the ALL DIGITAL Week. In order to reach these people, SDC follows the train-the-trainer approach and qualify volunteers, staff and freelancers to become multipliers.

During the last week of March, SDC will organize two multipliers training events, one that provides the skills and knowledge to implement tablets courses; the other addresses youth workers and trains them so use digital media with their target group in a positive way.

Additionally, SDC will provide senior citizens with tablets and give them the first introduction in how to use these devices. This event will take place shortly before the ALL DIGITAL Week, so they are going to celebrate it under the motto “All Digital”.

In order to reach digital competence centres and target groups on the national level, SDC will address its database with more than 6,000 organisations working on promoting digital skills, providing homes , care and meeting places for disadvantaged groups. Among these organisations are libraries, youth centres, senior centres and computer clubs that use the ALL DIGITAL Week to plan and implement activities for their target groups or that are happy to bring more visibility to their events by putting them under the umbrella of the campaign. These events will be made public with the help of the map of events on the website of the ALL DIGITAL Week. The ALL DIGITAL Week contest will be promoted and hopefully there will be some winners from Germany.

Like in the previous three years, the students from the TU Dortmund will play a big role in the ALL DIGITAL Week (see more below).

All updates about activities will be published here in German:

Website:www.digitale-chancen.de/alldigitalweek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gow_de

Together with its 100 partners, SDC anticipates to involve 2,000 people in the ALL DIGITAL Week activities in Germany.

Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager


tu_ebene2wortmarke_enSozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Central (Scientific Institute of the Technische Universität Dortmund) will help to boost ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 activities in the region and will partner with Stiftung Digitale Chancen. A group of students, studying BA in rehabilitation science at University of Dortmund, will organise events in Dortmund as an “applied” studying scheme.

The students of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science will offer free ICT courses for people with low ICT skills in Dortmund. Within a one-year course, ten students are preparing more than 30 courses and will lecture and evaluate their activities. For their courses they are working together with more than 30 telecentres and other learning spaces in Dortmund. This year the students will deliver courses on topics like “Snapchat and Instagram” for people with disabilities, “Job finding on the web” for prison detainees or “Save apps for your children” for parents. For more information please click here or visit the students on their Facebook page.

Website: http://www.sfs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Projekte/getonlineweek/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gowdo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getonlineweek18/

Contact: Dr. Bastian Pelka, Coordinator


The main stakeholders for 21st Century Competence Centre are: Microsoft Germany, German Telekom, German Federal Ministry for Family affairs, German Federal Ministry for Education and Science; German Parity Welfare Association; AWO Germany; District Office Marzahn-Hellersdorf of Berlin; University of Erfurt and Leipzig, Didacta Association, Seitenstark-Netzwerk, Digital-Educational Pact Germany and other networks we are involved.

Contact: Gerhard Seiler, Strategy&Innovation Manager


2017: Get connected – surf reflected!

Already a partner for the past five GOW editions, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) was again the German National Partner for GOW17.

In this year´s GOW, the Stiftung Digitale Chancen planned to include again the 500+ German telecentres to cover a wide range of target groups, topics and activities. The telecentres in Germany cover many topics including courses for beginners, eServices, Online Safety and Security.

SDC organized a webinar for educators to teach them about secure apps for children and which apps collect the most data from them. Furthermore SDC was on the fair trade of the Day for Helping Children and Youth in Düsseldorf where they promoted the GOW to educators and stakeholders.

Like in the previous two years, the students from the TU Dortmund played a big role in the GOW17. The students of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science offered free ICT courses for people with low ICT skills in Dortmund. Within a one-year course, 10 students are preparing more than 30 courses and will lecture and evaluate their activities. For their courses they were working together with more than 30 telecentres and other learning spaces in Dortmund. in 2017, the students delivered courses on topics like “Snapchat and Instagram” for people with disabilities, “Job finding on the web” for prison detainees or “Save apps for your children” for parents. For more information please click here or visit the students on their Facebook page.

All updates about activities were published here in German:

Together with its partners, SDC was to involve 3,500 people in the GOW17 activities in Germany.

 Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager

tu_ebene2wortmarke_enSozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Central (Scientific Institute of the Technische Universität Dortmund) will help to boost GOW17 activities in the region and will partner with Stiftung Digitale Chancen. A group of students, studying BA in rehabilitation science at University of Dortmund, will organise events in Dortmund as an “applied” studying scheme. Partners will be local telecentres and organisations dealing with vulnerable people in Dortmund.

Contact: Dr. Bastian Pelka, Coordinator

 


Overview of GOW2016 commitments and activities:

In 2016, Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) was again the German National partner for the Get Online Week.

GOW16 Commitments and Activities

In 2016, SDC focused on the topics of digital inclusion, employability and coding for children.

Digital inclusion as a topic that concerns our whole society was addressed during a planned fair trade under the motto “Digital Media”. There SDC intended to organize workshops both for families and for senior citizens. According to the motto “Find your strengths” SDC organized workshops for young people aged 14 to 25. During the workshops the participants learned how to use and benefit from the social network YouRock.Jobs (http://yourock.jobs/de) by creating their profiles, taking pictures and videos that demonstrate their strengths to possible employers.

After the success of the coding workshop in GOW15, SDC again invited young pupils to learn about coding and to built their own programmes. With the “Barometer Online Collaboration Skills” of the project Online4EDU (http://online4edu.eu/) people could test their online collaboration skills and knowledge during the GOW16 and receive direct results and recommendations for improvement.

SDC’s GOW partners were the students of the Technical University Dortmund, studying rehabilitation pedagogy. Under the supervision of Dr. Bastian Pelka of the Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund the students aimed to fight the digital inclusion in the area of Dortmund. During the GOW they offered fee introduction courses regarding digital topics in Dortmund and spread the campaign messages through online and offline media channels.

Contact: Mrs. Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager

More in German: http://www.digitale-chancen.de/gow/