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December 14, 2020 at 6:05 pm #10288
Thank you Miana for sharing these valuable experiences with us. I had similar experiences in Greece. It is first of all important to ensure that all children have access to ICT based learning and to train teachers and trainers on how to apply the new tools to their daily teaching. A lot of work needs to be done in that area. Let’s hope we are in the beginning of developing a new understanding around these issues.December 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm #10217
Thank you Chelsea for sharing this with us. Isolation, loneliness and depression are major issues right now and IT skills could help them to keep in touch with loved ones or take part in all of your very interesting activities. It is a shame they are ‘invisible’. I am glad to hear that you intend to advocate for more IT educational opportunities suitable for older adults. Let me know how we could help and please share with us your stories or good practices.If you have other european partners that work on the same direction please ask them to join our dialogue. It is important to raise awareness in this area as well as in many others.November 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm #9771
Thank you for sharing this experience with us. It is very important- we want to include all these in a green paper to inform policy makers about the need to create more opportunities for digital inclusion of all.November 25, 2020 at 4:53 pm #9750
Πολύ σημαντική η διαθεσιμότητα. Ελπίζω στην εποχή που διανύουμε να σας βοήθησαν οι νέες τεχνολογίες για να συνεχίσετε τη δουλειά η την εκπαίδευση σας.November 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm #9748
Συμφωνώ έτσι είναι. Είχατε καθόλου την εμπειρία εφαρμογής για παράδειγμα διαδικτυακής εκπαίδευσης με κάποια κοινωνικά ευάλωτη ομάδα;November 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm #9743
Κι εγώ παρόμοια προβλήματα αντιμετωπίζω. Έχω δουλέψει κυρίως με WEBEX και ZOOM αλλά οι ταχύτητες στην Ελλάδα είναι χαμηλές και συχνά κάνει διακοπές. Έχεις δίκιο και για το θέμα της δυσκολίας να ξεκινήσεις μια συζήτηση και να διασφαλίσεις την εχεμύθεια. Η δια ζώσης συνάντηση δεν αντικαθίσταται αλλά δίνει λύσεις για ανθρώπους που δε θα μπορούσαν ούτως ή άλλως να έρθουν από κοντά είτε λόγω απόστασης είτε λόγω άλλων θεμάτων που αντιμετωπίζουν.
Τι λες;September 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm #8072
This is very useful Stefania. Thank you.September 10, 2020 at 12:12 pm #7597
This is a very significant development bur as Dimitris pointed out, when there is such a large need for training, you have to be prepared to offer access, train staff and make it possible especially at corona times to enhance digital skills.April 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm #4834
Eleni Vratsini also sent the following message for joining the discussion. These issues are crucial for reaching socially vulnerable groups and closing digital gaps
in my opinion, I think that the digital inclusion of socially vulnerable groups requires first the possess of medias such as computers and the capability of them to use the internet, after the training that they may had. It is important to preserve this inclusion in action and not only to train the vulnerable groups in order to know how it works.”April 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm #4832
Dear all, I wish to share with you a very interesting e-mail that Aimilia Markouizou-Gica, a member of our knowledge community shared with me. It’s worth reading it and sharing your opinion.
“ Dear Anna Tsiboukli,
Thank you for the chance to take part in this forum! Actually, I am coming out from a long meeting and tele-work session concerning different ways of using technology into our work in prevention with students, teachers, parents and school agencies within school communities. It is a real challenge to move our whole work on the web, develop new tools and ways to run small and large groups in a ICT environment. I believe the first and main shift is the shift of mindset- namely,to believe that coronavirus is here to stay and as a result believe that using efficient and good enough ways to reach people who are mostly in need can be done on internet as well as in vivo situations. In reality, we should develop multi- identities, or rather expand our present identity to contain our “digital presence and status”.Of course, our work requires both support on an ICT level from our organizations as well as from institutional/state decisions, i.e. offer free or low-cost internet connections to households mostly in need, give students of low-income families a PC or a tablet.-our job is to push towards this direction/ demand from the crucial stakeholders to act accordingly. The shift to a digital society to meet 21 century’s requirements and also to safeguard continuus functioning during social distancing or periods of quarantine can take place with a lot of support on a personal, institutional,material, cognitive, emotional, informational, and executive level. Pandemics and ther physical disasters are here to stay- our primary goal as mental health professionals is to be prepared for them and act promptly and efficiently, protecting both ourselves and the people we have chosen to serve, and together reach higher levels of diversity and complexity.
April 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm #4714
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Anna Tsiboukli.
I agree with you. It is a big challenge and it is import to be able to adapt interventions to local realities and needs and to various populations within localities. There are so many different aspects we need to consider from access to internet to training professionals, researchers and practitioners.April 17, 2020 at 4:43 pm #4661
I think it is important to identify the gaps in digital inclusion and raise awareness at both policy and implementation level. Not everybody has equal access to internet resources or even computers.April 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm #4404
That’s very useful. Thank you! I will go through it to identify also the digital divides that MEDICI needs to tackle.April 10, 2020 at 8:49 am #3174
The most important challenge is to change staff attitudes in promoting digital inclusion of socially vulnerable groups. It is important to share these experiences and understand the ground problems behind digital divide and dual exclusion.April 10, 2020 at 8:41 am #3173
This is a very challenging topic as many organisations that serve socially vulnerable groups had to adjust very fast in the new conditions and staff were not well prepared for the abrupt changes. The rise in unemployment will be another challenge for developing new digital skills.