Erasmus +KA203 Enhancing Digital Literacy of University Students (E-DigiLit) -2019-1-TR01-KA203-076155
The European Commission has brought digital literacy skills to the agenda as one of the competencies that information societies should have. Likewise, Turkey Council of Higher Education has started to work on the development of digital literacy skills in the context of digital transformation in higher education. As Dokuz Eylül University, we developed this project by bringing together higher education institutions with the same common problem in Europe. Project consortium designed the E-DigiLit Project to meet the need of university students by improving their ability of surviving in the digital age. In this context E-DigiLit aims to:
✓ Develop a learning environment for digital literacy skills
✓ Improve the digital literacy skills of university students
✓ Contribute to the capacity building of universities on digital literacy
✓ Facilitate the access to sources related to digital literacy
With this project, an elective digital literacy course will be offered to the students along with educational materials (videos). Besides, for the academic staff who will offer this new elective course to the students a digital literacy course curriculum and an online guideline will be developed. E-Digilit project which has duration of 30 months will improve university students’ digital literacy skills in a planned and academic approach. This project will also prepare students for changing labor markets and for active citizenship in more diverse, mobile, digital and global societies. On the other hand, capacity of universities will be improved and cooperation among partners will be strengthened thanks to the face-to-face and online project meetings.