From Digital Na(t)ive to Digital Navigator

This web-page presents the work of our Erasmus+ project 2018-2020. It will be updated during the duration of the project.

Copy of Erasmus+ Penzebrg 2019 Impressions.mp4

Project meeting in Penzberg

Our latest project meeting has been in Penzberg, Germany in April 2019. The video was taken and edited by Maximilian Hofschen and shows very well some of the activities and interaction between participants in an Erasmus+ project.

Our project focuses on 21 st. century skills in education. We acknowledge that the main source of information for our students is no longer only the textbooks in school and the teachers’ lectures. Outside school, printed media and traditional TV have little impact on most young people today. They have been exposed to the digital world since their earliest childhood (natives), our students know how to use a computer and the Internet even better than most of their teachers. Nevertheless, it seems as if they are still quite naive when it comes to navigating this vast jungle of digital information and some surveys confirm this.

We see phenomena such as internet addiction, publishing private and sometimes intimate material online, cyberbullying and antisocial behaviour.

We want in this project is to make our students and teachers understand how digital media work and use it in an appropriate, sensible way (navigators). How can we work with these digital tools to learn and work. We will focus on these parts: Using Digital media, Producing digital content, consuming digital media and being an responsible user for education, work and personal use.