The first stage of work conducted under project entitled („Between interaction and innovation – creating communication space in the digital world”; „be-com”) has ended. Since 1 October 2019, the University of Silesia in Katowice, together with its foreign partners: Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Lithuania), University of Malta (Malta), European University Cyprus (Cyprus) and Fundacja Wiedzy i Dialogu Społecznego „Agere Aude” from Chorzów, has worked for the improvement of digital and communication competencies of academic staff, students as well as secondary school students and teachers under Erasmus+ programme.
The website becomproject.eu already contains the information about the first results of the projects:
- „Digital set of tools – Effective communication in era 2.0” and
- „Digital set of tools – Safe communication in era Web 2.0”.
Short descriptions and simple video instructions were used to present a number of issues related to electronic communication – e-mail, social media, useful communication tools (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom, Skype), cloud computing work, sending large files, task delegation, working time management, research digital media (e.g. ORCID, ResearchGate, Google Scholar), computer protection, content protection, passwords and encryption.
More tools this year
Although the project implementation had been initiated before the pandemic, with a view to providing daily support for education, communication and network visibility, in the times of distance learning and contact „BE-COM” has gained additional significance. The content describing the first results of actions is available in the following languages: Polish, English, Greek and Lithuanian. Two final outcomes of the project team work – the manual entitled „Jak się komunikować w internecie w erze Web 2.0?” (How to communicate in era Web 2.0) and educational strategy game – will be released in 2021.
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