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How to quit with Social Media: the OFFLINE Platform is available online in five languages.

18/07/2022

The OFFLINE OER platform is now online in five languages at https://www.offlineproject.eu/, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. The Platform will contain all the Project information, deliverables and results. OFFLINE's General Objective is to contribute to making the world wide web and social channels a place that promotes culture, correct information and critical, constructive and dialoguing thinking. Offline aims at: Reducing the time spent on social media by promoting a more correct navigation. Developing among adults an aptitude and a culture of correct information through, for example, digital newspapers or magazines or other accredited sources. Offline is designed to work towards SMART OUTCOMES: Increase digital culture among adults. Guide adults towards correct navigation, in particular towards more cultural content. Develop an attitude and a culture of correct information among adults through, for example, newspapers or digital magazines or other accredited sources. Develop basic and transversal skills among adults, such as digital skills and multilingualism. Decrease connection time in social media.   The accessible and user-friendly Platform has been built by the Spanish partner, IWS (Internet Web Solutions) and will be constantly updated by the partnership as a whole during the project implementation. OFFLINE OER Platform is available in five languages (English, Spanish, Romanian, Italian and Finnish) and is composed of the following sections freely available to all navigators.   PROJECT: describes the main Project objectives and results. PARTNERS: describes the Partners involved in the OFFLINE Project. MAPPING: summarised the mapping of free cultural resources and creativity tools already available online in each partner country. VADEMECUM: It will be a user-friendly and "attractive" guide containing a handbook of notions and tips for getting out of social media. TRAINING: series of courses and micro-learning fiches developed taking into account the target group's specific needs. NEWS: to remain always updated with OFFLINE latest developments COMMUNITY: to involve as many Associated Partners as possible and spread the word about     OFF-LINE is managed by seven partners from five countries, i.e. Romania, Italy, Finland, Spain and Belgium, and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.


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OFF-LINE: How to quit with social media”: The consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of the OFF-LINE project

20/05/2022

On April 20th, 2022, the consortium joined the Kick-Off Meeting of the OFF-LINE project, which is co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Program of the European Commission and brings together 7 Partners from 5 countries (Italy, Belgium, Spain, Finland and Romania). The KOM was held in online mode. Whilst nearly 60% of the world’s population is already online, the latest trends suggest that more than half of the world’s total population will use social media by mid-2022 (Hootsuite, 2020). However, this should not be acclaimed as a success, if we consider social media’s hidden pitfalls and dangers, such as data privacy violations and fake news. It is, indeed, no coincidence that the world’s average IQ started lowering since 2009. In order to contrast this not-so-pleasant scenario, the “OFF-Line: how to quit social media” project aims at contributing to transform the digital world in a place that promotes culture, correct informations and the development of a constructive and critical  thinking. The specific objectives will therefore be reducing the time spent on social media by promoting a more correct and virtuous navigation, and develop a culture of correct information among adults, through digital newspapers or magazines or other accredited source. During the meeting, the consortium discussed about the overall project implementation schedule, defining timelines and respective duties. During the first phase, partners will carry out primary research of media and online resources aimed at fostering interest in cultural and online media activities that promote the development of critical thinking. The results will help partners develop tailored training courses and tools to be uploaded on the OFF-LINE OER platform, along with other project’s outputs, news and contacts that will be available on the OFF-LINE project website for individual users, VET centres and policy makers.


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