ICT has severely contributed to change our everyday life and has turned letters to e-mail, market shopping to on-line shopping, apps and automatic replies to human technical customer support...
From Arrabal-AID we are determined that change is possible, and with the SOS CREATIVITY project we are proving once again that by combining resources, experience and knowledge, entities and organizations can help society.
Our multiplier events have stood out due to the closeness of the people that we had attendees, we did not want it to be a session where they listened to us talk about our results, but rather that they participate, interact and give us their opinion.
This was the case with the group of users of the El Embrujo Women's Association, an entity that develops initiatives to work for equality and the role of women in society. The members and users of El Embrujo, were immersed in an Internet security course, to learn to function calmly through their computer or telephone. We had the opportunity to participate in the course, giving a workshop with the resources we have on our SOS CREATIVITY website, specifically focusing attention on the modules on "Online safety and creativity, what's up?", "Threats and challenges in social networks: what to do and what not to do”, “How to identify incomplete information and false news online in a relevant cultural context”. The attendees were surprised by the camouflaged dangers that can be found every day, Remedios, the president highlighted “the website is very useful and the detailed explanation comes. Other times we find resources that require further training to understand what they want to explain.”
In a more educational forum "Educational innovation in Spain",We shared our project with international teachers, whose objective was to learn about non-formal actions in terms of innovation in education. They were surprised, on the one hand, by the group of entities that we had created SOS Creativiy, they applauded the variety of entities and the talents that each participating partner brings, and they admired working together and the merit of working remotely to obtain such a good tool . Analyzing the contents, as teachers, the possibility of downloading the materials in different formats was interesting, “many times we find useful resources but it is impossible to use them due to copyright or because when downloaded they are not in a suitable format for printing. SOS Creativity documents are accessible and transferable, it saves us a lot of time,
Continuing in our purpose of reaching more people, the next event “Educational Resources for Adults”, which we organized, was open to all citizens and public authorities. We had the presence of Pedro Antonio Ramírez, from the Junta de Andalucía, and Francisco José Martín, from the Malaga Provincial Council Delegation for the Elderly, Third Sector and International Cooperation, who supported the continuation and dissemination of projects in education and digital inclusion like SOS Creativity. After the presentations, we had the opportunity to network, and get to know the closest vision of the attendees, who congratulated us on the work and insisted that they would use the resources both individually and professionally. Even after the event
"In the field of Permanent Education to which I am currently dedicated, what is popularly known as adult centers, SOS CREATIVITY constitutes a very interesting material to work on the plan of "Information and communication technologies" that is dedicated precisely to technologically literate the adult population. The groups tend to be mainly middle-aged people with little or no knowledge on the subject or groups of older people, mainly women and in most cases with a very basic level of literacy. For this last group it may be too complex a material, but for the first it is an ideal material that I am sure many teachers will use if they have knowledge of it”
For the testing and validation phase of the SOS Creativity platform and its contents, the italian partner Società Cooperativa Fuori Dal Sommerso involved 30 seniors from the city of Mesagne, inviting them one by one at the organization office. The sessions were organized between april and may 2022. Each senior was guided through the platform with the support of the organization facilitators and prompted to try one or more of the original training contents developed during the project by all consortium partners.
The testing experience was overall very satisfactory both for the seniors who had quite some fun exploring the website sections or by trying the self-assessment tool, and for the staff of Fuori Dal Sommerso who had the chance to provide an innovative interactive experience to the organization’s users.
At the same time the facilitators had the chance to collect valuable feedbacks from the testers on the usability of the platform, the quality and completeness of the training materials. Among other comments, mostly very positive, seniors asked also for more interactive contents like games and videos. The feedbacks collected will be used by the project consortium not only to fine tune the platform itself but also to deliver a document containing guidelines that can be used by any practicioner, teacher of facilitator when using the platform with seniors in the future.
S.O.S. Creativity Erasmus+ Project is designed to support the development of IT key competences for adults to let them exploit cultural offers and artistic contents available online.
The Project is providing easy-to-assess and ready-to-use capacity building material that can help targets in acquiring new knowledge and competences to browse the web safely, effectively and efficiently. S.O.S Creativity’s training modules for the digital skills of low-skilled adults are categorized in the following 5 thematic areas: Cultural and Media Literacy, Personal data protection, Economic Transactions, Online security, Digital Identity.
In the past period, the project partners worked on the implementation of the intellectual output 4: Pilot Validation with 180 Target Group representatives IO4 represents the final version of S.O.S Creativity based on test and validation activities; includes the Guidelines on the future use of the paths created on Online Cultural and Creative resources and Digital Awareness.
Created deliverables were tested with the project target groups (online and face-to-face) in the project partners respective countries. This activities allowed partners to test and validate the content, the structure, the versatility and relevance of the learning materials created in IO3.
Thanks to the feedback and results obtained in the piloting activities, the partners will further fine-tune S.O.S Creativity contents and materials.
In the final version of S.O.S Creativity based on test and validation activities Guidelines on the future use will emerge from the paths
created on Online Cultural and Creative resources and Digital Awareness. The guidelines will refer to both practical and organizational aspects as well as issues of educational-pedagogical approach and content.
S.O.S Creativity Guidelines for future use will be uploaded to the OER platform to further promote the dissemination and exploitation of online cultural resources and digital awareness training to all stakeholders, interested parties and general public.
To stay updated with our progress, please visit the official project’s website: https://www.soscreativity.eu