The Migrant Literacies MOOC is a free online course created within the project Migrant Literacies co-funded by the Erasmus Plus programme of the European Commission. The partnership of the project involves experts working with migrants and literacy teaching of institutions working in the field of media education, adult education and higher Education of 8 European Countries: Mediawijs (Belgium), Tartu Folk Highschool (Estonia), Centro Zaffiria and Fo.Co. Network ( Italy), JFF – Institut für Medienpädagogik(Germany), Tilburg University (Netherlands), POLIS (Poland), Proacademy (Slovakia) and SSF – Solidaridad Sin Fronteras (Spain). The course is made of 9 modules and explores the potentials of innovative and creative uses of ICT and Media in the effective teaching of Literacy to migrant adults. Objective of the course is to develop media and digital literacy competences of educators, while addressing the needs and challenges of their learners – adult migrants, in particular those with low literacy levels in the own language.
Through videos, activities and background information, participants get to know more on various topics such as the importance of multiple literacies, why using ICT in language learning, data privacy and App usage, the potentials of using mobile media and the use of digital technologies for empowerment of learners. It is aimed at educators working with adult migrants, as well as at institutions able to implement training activities for teachers and teaching staff: Universities, Centers of Research and Training, Adult Education Centers, Networks of Associations working with Migrants, national and European organizations.
The course strts the 15th of January 2020 and goes until the 17th of March. Each module will have the duration of one week, starting every Wednesday and ending Tuesdays with a streaming session scheduled for 14:00h (CET). During the week participants can use the forum for feedback, questions and interact with the tutors, which will be also available real time for the streaming session at the end of each module.
More information about the programme, project and projects activities can be found at the website of the project www.migrantliteracies.eu