DigiCulture MOOC – Improving the Digital Competences and Social Inclusion of Adults in Creative Industries

Accessibility | Diversity/ Inclusion
3 years
Cultural and Creative Industries (CI) employees, students in the field of culture and CI - Museums, galleries and libraries; - Music, performing and visual arts; - Advertising and marketing; - Architecture; - Crafts; - Design (product, graphic and fashion design); - Film, TV, video,radio and photography; - IT and computer services, software and web/mobile development; - Publishing
The project, founded by the EU under the Erasmum+ KA204 call for proposals, aims to create a sustainable and efficient education program dedicated to adult learners with low digital skills and low-qualified adults involved in the creative industries sector from Romania, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, UK and Ireland. The main outcomes include the Digital Skills and Social Inclusion for Creative Industries MOOC Courses available online and through blended learning, the Guidelines for Digital Competences for Creative Industries, the Digital Skills e-assessment tool and Open Badges for Digital Skills. Together they provide important new opportunities for low-skilled adults to access knowledge, to gain new digital skills and inter-cultural competences and to improve their chances of finding employment or performing better in their current employment.  
The project partners are Politehnica University of Timisoara (Coordinator); Roma Tre University, Aalborg University, University of Graz, Dublin City University, Fundaţia Interart TRIADE, JME Associates Ltd, National Association of Distance Education.  The DigiCulture MOOC pilot phase was carried on in 2021 with a total of 645 learners. The implemented MOOC, composed by 13 modules, is available through the project website at https://digiculture.eu/en/courses/   The DigiCulture MOOC is available in English and all partners’ language: Romanian, Italian, Danish, German, Lithuanian and Irish.