This website uses its own and third-party cookies. Some of these cookies are used to develop analytical statistics of visits to the webpage, others to manage advertising or even others are necessary for the correct management of the site. If you continue to browse or click in accept we consider you accept the conditions for their use. You can get more information, or learn how to change the settings in our cookies policy?
Versión Española Versión Mexicana Ibercampus English Version Version française Versione italiana

18/2/2020  
    Ibercampus  | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | Subscription | RSS RSS
Policies
Inclusion policies
R&D
Employment
Economics
Culture
Green strategies
Health
Society and consumer
Sports
Debates
Interviews
Education
Grants & internships
Training
Trends
Enterprises & CSR
 Enterprises & CSR
ACNUR
AEGON
AIR LIQUIDE
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALLIANZ
ARCELORMITTAL
ASIFIN
ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI
AXA
BANCO SANTANDER
BASF
BAYER
BBVA
BNP PARIBAS
CARREFOUR
DAIMLER AG
DEUTSCHE BANK
DEUTSCHE BÖRSE
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
E.ON
ENEL
ENI
FORTIS
FRANCE TÉLÉCOM
GROUPE DANONE
IBERDROLA
INDITEX
ING GROUP
INTESA SANPAOLO
L'ORÉAL
LVMH
MUNICH RE
NOKIA
PHILIPS
RENAULT
REPSOL YPF
RWE
SAINT GOBAIN
SANOFI-AVENTIS
SAP AG
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SIEMENS AG
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE
SUEZ
TELECOM ITALIA
TELEFÓNICA
TOTAL S.A.
UNICREDIT
UNILEVER
VINCI
VIVENDI
VOLKSWAGEN

EDUCATION
Confucius Prize for Literacy

UNESCO awards Colombia for reducing the digital gap for senior citizens

UNESCO

The Colombian ´AdulTICoProgram´ is awarded the 2017 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for providing digital skills to seniors. The literacy prize goes to the Secretariat of Information and Communications Technologies in the city of Armenia in Colombia, located in the department of Quindío.
Ibercampus 6/9/2017 Send to a friend
Comparte esta noticia en TwitterFacebookTwitterdel.icio.usYahooRSS

The Secretariat works to provide better online services to reduce the digital gap among the residents of the city of Armenia. In 2014, it launched the ‘AdulTICoProgram’ to teach digital competencies to seniors. In 2016, more than 2,275 learners aged between 54 and 80 benefited from the AdulTICoProgram.

The programme includes the teaching of basic computing skills, literacy, the use of social networks, and the appropriate use of mobile devices. The learners participate in interactive trainings through seminar-workshops that are based on a learning-by-doing approach.

Mr Bernardo Arango Restrepo, the Secretary of the Secretariat, says: “Literacy is an important process for the quality of life of every person. Without it, there are many opportunities that one cannot access. Older adults who have not had the opportunity to be literate feel that, as they advance in age, they are rejected and sometimes forgotten. Many consider that adults no longer have the ease of learning, this denies them the opportunity to integrate fully in society.”

Besides being taught digital skills, the learners are also introduced to the opportunities that the internet provides. This increases their ability to use consultation, information and networking services. This skillset positively increases the independence and autonomy of the seniors, and broadens their perspectives and knowledge.

Mr Carlos Fernando Benitez, former Secretary of the Secretariat explains that the project started in 2014 when he met with Cabildo el Mayor, a union representing interests of older adults in the city of Armenia. As the traditional paperwork started being digitized, there was a growing need for not only providing tablets but also deliver the necessary literacy and skills training to use the e-services efficiently.

“Thus began a serious and structured digital literacy project that has been in existence for four years and that has allowed seniors to advance in their technological independence,” says Mr Benitez.

About the lessons learned from the programme, Mr Bernardo Arango Restrepo says: “The Adult program teaches us that every day, regardless of age; we must give ourselves the opportunity to learn. Technology gives us infinite possibilities of communication and access to information that the seniors of the City of Armenia in Quindío, Colombia, have been taking advantage of to overcome barriers related to age and especially with the prejudices about that adults cannot learn new skills.”

This year’s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes will be awarded to laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa on the occasion of International Literacy Day, celebrated on 8 September. The prize-giving ceremony will be organized at UNESCO Headquarters and be part of the global event. This year’s Literacy Prizes will focus on Literacy in a digital world.


Other issues Education
DiscoverEU gives 14,500 more young people the chance to explore Europe
EU Studies Fair: the largest Studies Education event of the year
How young people´s entry into employment can be supported through skills development
European Students call for Civic Participation to respond to Mental Health across European Students
New scoreboard shows that participation of women in the EU digital economy still lags behind
Older people are doing increasingly less physical exercise
The European Students´ Union stands with Albanian students
European Vocational Skills Week 2018 helps millions to discover the benefits of vocational education
Denmark to cut 1000 study places taught in English
University associations call for research excellence and cooperation to prevail

Subscribe free to our newsletter
Vanity Fea
Cooperate with people who cooperate
José Ángel García Landa
We can all be leaders
VIDEOCOMMUTING A NEW ORGANIZATIONAL REALITY THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS EMPLOYEES
Mar Souto Romero
Financial inclusion
Financial Education For All!
Carlos Trias
Brusselian Lights
European elections (I): which words are more used in the European political manifestos?
Raúl Muriel Carrasco
Humor and Political Communication
Comisión de Arbitraje, Quejas y Deontología (Spain) (3) You can´t be too careful
Felicísimo Valbuena
Want your own blog? Want to be read by universities?
Find out here
Books
"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
The EU "An Obituary"
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"
Blockchain Revolution "How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World "
Doughnut Economics "Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist "
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"
Theses and dissertations
1 Cooperate with people who cooperate
Legal Advise | Privacy Policy | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | RSS RSS