DELSA is designed to address the clearly identified need (in Ireland and across Europe) to provide immediate and concrete training and educational resources for adult to advance their digital competencies and skills.
DELSA supports the development of basic and transversal skills (Digital Skills) in an innovative way: the innovative method of DELSA relies on its bottom-up and demand driven approach while consolidating on the expertise and experience of AE practitioners and technical experts.
The innovative method also relies on the openness of approach in the exploitation of results, making of DELSA an OPEN PLATFORM not only for learning and capacity building, but also for networking, cross-border integration.
DELSA supports the integration of digital solutions and ICT in learning and education by developing, testing and validating and finally deploying at full scale a Open Educational Resource that will allow to exploit and mainstream project results outside the realm of the partnership and in other EU realities and countries.
DELSA has the objective of improving digital skills and competences of low-skilled adults to enhance their socio-economic empowerment and increase their employability. DELSA consolidates under the concept of “entrepreneurship” the key traits of “Digital Skills” according to OECD and EU definitions, in particular the “Digital Competence Framework DigComp 2.0” that identifies digital competence in 5 areas:
1) Information & data literacy
2) Communication & collaboration
3) Digital content creation
5) Problem solving
DELSA pools the expertise and capacity of 8 partners from 6 countries, representing the various dimensions of adult education for low-skilled adults, with a strong emphasis on Digital Skills. The partnership encompassess public sector, private sector, adult education formal and non-formal providers and ICT/Tech partners. Roles are distributed among partners to capitalise on their specific expertise and carry out the following activities:
Activity 1: Develop the DELSA OER Platform for FREE and OPEN access to digital skills learning
Activity 2: Assess specific capacity and training gaps in digital skills for low-adults
Activity 3: Develop concrete and user-friendly educational tools and content
Activity 4: Deliver adult education courses and involve at least 200 Digitally Upskilling Adults to increase their Digital Skills