As the time goes by, it is clear the importance of digitalisation in the everyday life, as in the work field. Not for nothing, the European Union has included digitalisation in its core strategies, including it among the main focuses of 2021-2027 program. The pandemic has taught us that in order to move with the times, organisations and NGOs have to digitalise themselves too. One of the most successful ways experienced since the pandemic started is the online training. Online courses have spread widely, especially in the youth work.
On S.A.L.T.O. Youth, the Agency for International Youth Cooperation (Lithuania) has launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course focuses on Digital Youth Work.
The Online Course
The e-learning event will take place on 1st-19th April 2021. Its objectives are:
- Provide knowledge about digital youth work in Europe;
- Support the development of digital youth work by providing good practice examples and practical tools;
- Support sharing of good practices of digital youth work;
- Connect organisations and people interested in digital youth work development.
It is a comprehensive course on essentials of digital youth work in Europe. The learning process goes through videos, practical tools, examples and discussions. It’s a free, open and flexible course for any kind of learner.
The target audience for this Online MOOC is youth workers and non-formal educators from Europe willing to learn about digital youth work, although it is open to anyone willing to participate.
On the Canvas online learning platform, the participant can go through the following modules:
- 1st Module: General introduction to digital youth work
- 2nd Module: Digitalisation of society and impact on youth work
- 3rd Module: Planning and designing digital youth work
- 4th Module: Information and data literacy in youth work
- 5th Module: Online communication
- 6th Module: Digital creativity
- 7th Module: Safety online
- 8th Module: Reflection and evaluation for digital youth work development
Everyone completing the online course on Digital Youth Work will receive open digital badges for each module and a Youthpass certificate for completing at least one module of the course.
To register, please go to the platform website and enter your email. If you are new to the Canvas platform, click ‘Canvas Free for Teachers’ user, register and access the course. You can join the course at any time, and it is free of charge, without a selection process.