The digitalisation of society is transforming everyday life. Non-formal learning spaces and organisations are changing the way they reach and support their cohorts. Educators are looking for ways to effective, technology-enhanced services that support their work. However, many of them are not ready to make the most of digital technologies to support young peoples’ personal and social development. To help organisations to strategically plan and improve their use of digital technologies we developed several easy-to-use tools. Our Digital Learning Planning Toolkit includes:
- An online course to guide senior managers through the digital learning process
- Guidelines for Digital Learning Planning and template
- An online digital readiness self assessment tool and custom downloadable report
- Data collection templates for staff survey, beneficiaries/students’ insights, and a technology audit
The self-assessment report can be used by senior managers to start a conversation within the organisation and with wider stakeholders. Together they can create the Digital Learning Plan, i.e. a whole organisation strategic action plan to improve the use of digital technologies for the development of young people.
- Every organisation is unique. Standards, statements, templates and survey questions are provided so that each organisation can adapt or add to these to suit its own situation.
- By completing this self-assessment, senior managers can assess their digital readiness across many different areas – organisational strategy, infrastructure, practice and service delivery.
- This feedback is then used to generate a customised Digital Readiness Self-Assessment Report. This provides a snapshot of where the organisation is at on its digital journey and recommendations of potential areas for improvement over the next 3 years.
The Skill IT for Youth Digital Learning Planning for Organisations was developed within Skill IT for Youth project, run under Erasmus+ Programme by Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Camara Education (Ireland), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway), Fundatia Danis (Romania) and Fundacja Samodzielni Robinsonowie (Poland).