OUTDOOR ICT Grundtvig Project

2011 -2013

PARTNERS

Università LiberEtà del Fvg  - ITALY

Aula de Mayores de la Universidad de Málaga - SPAIN

Die Kärntner Volkshochschulen  - AUSTRIA

Cultural Institute of Évora - PORTUGAL

INSTITUT E-SENIORS FRANCE

EdirneTurizm ve Otelcilik Meslek Lisesi Okul Aile Birligi - TURKEY

/ EDIRNE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOLL & PARENT UNION

D.1. SUMMARY

Within the framework of its i2010 initiative the European Commission communicated its "Action Plan on Information and Communications Technology for Ageing" with the subtitle of "Ageing well in the Information Society". In this document the Commission expresses its belief that ICT can provide enormous support to older people to stay active for longer in various fields of life: at work, in the home and in the wider community. Among the reasons why already existing ICT tools and applications are prevented from effective use in this group is stated to be low awareness of the opportunities and insufficient sharing of experiences.

The project Outdoor ICT aims to face these challenges and offer pathways to explore and use expertise and knowledge of project partners in the field of adult education, health care promotion and ICT and unify these pools of knowledge by tailoring them to the needs of people over 45. The main objectives of the project are 1, to explore needs of the target group 2, to offer people45+ opportunities to explore new ways of acquiring knowledge on ICT 3, to make pathways to apply knowledge gained via ICT in the field of active lifestyle 4, to combat intergenerational gaps 5, to share experiences of partners and participants

The piloting activity which will offer a package of objectives 2-5 is built around the idea of geocaching. Through geocaching the partnership attempts to carry out a vast program promoting education and awareness about important sights from an environmental or historical/patrimonial point of view in each of the participating countries. The learners involved would get to know not only important sights in their own country, but also in other countries belonging to this partnership by sharing teaching materials and experiences.

D.3. PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY

 

In general, the main objective of the project is to provide opportunities for exploring ways of applying knowledge gained in the field of ICT to the promotion of active lifestyle by gaining and sharing knowledge and experiences of partners and participants and empowering people over45.

Concrete objectives of the partnership are:

1, Investigating the needs of adult users 45+

2, Exploring ways to combine knowledge and expertise gained in the fields of health promotion, ICT and adult education

3, Sharing knowledge and expertise of project partners

4, Giving opportunities for people 45+ to explore new, entertaining but also useful ways of learning ICT (main topic: geocaching)

5, building up or empowering communities which -besides traditional ways of keeping contacts- are maintained by online social networks

6, overbridging intergenerational gaps

7, disseminating project results

8, evaluating main project activities and adopt necessary changes

 

The main questions the project is seeking answers to are: 1, What are the barriers of people 45+ to use ICT tools and applications extensively? 2, Can informal and entertaining ways of teaching ICT be a high motivatonal force for older people? 3, Can online social networking systems support social integration of the target group? 4, Can intergenerational gaps be diminished by applying new approaches?

 

To achieve these objectives the partnership will use the following approaches:

The project will highly rely on the expertise pooled in the participating organizations. By sharing experience, knowledge and best practises partners will gain new perspectives in the relevant topics, increase their potentials in collaborating with each other. The project will rely on experiences gained in previous or ongoing European Union projects including Time-well (IBB), E-com45+ (Malaga), Mindwellness (Trebag),A sense of Place: presenting your locality" (Libereta). These projects will be presented in workshops embedded in the meeting schedules.

Investigations by quantitative and qualitative methods alongside the above mentioned questions.

Drawing conclusions on SOTA analyses and applying this in further activities.

Developing ICT related outdoor activities with the main objective to promote healthy lifestyle (the recommended activity that each partner might undertake is geocaching)

Moreover, each partner will be responsible to implement local activities and also to contribute to the common outputs of the project.

 

Official website

Facebook

Meetings

Kickoff in Udine

Agenda

Photos

Minutes

Second meeting in Paris April 2012

Agenda

Photos FR

Other photos FR

Presentation from Turkey about Facebook entry for project

Presentation from Spain about the use of GPS among seniors

Course about geocaching 1

Course about Geocaching 2

Openstreetmap of the Marais

Information about the spots visited in the Marais

Suuperagenda21 project in Udine

Handout about Google Maps (FR)

Minutes

Tutorial online

Another map of the Marais

3rd meeting in Edirne (Turkey)

Map of local circuit in gocaching

Agenda

Trip on the map

Other trip 1

Other trip 2

Photos

Other photos

Minutes (French partner) in English

Minutes (French participants ) in French

Minutes (IT)

Questionnaire

4th meeting in Malaga

Agenda

Photos

Flyer of geotrip

Minutes

5th meeting in Portugal (februar 2013)

Program

A walk trough the historical center of Paris.

Photos

Minutes (FR)

Quizz

Map

Minutes (official)

 

Meeting in Villach (Austria June 2013)

Agenda

Minutes (FR)

Photos

Feedback from learners

Minutes (official)

D.4. RESULTS AND OUTCOMES

Experience from previous projects

Flyer

List of workshops

State of the Art (SOTA)

Flyer for Course

Geocaching trip in France

MappyGPSFree V2 - l'application de navigation GPS gratuite

Foursquare

VTT and GPS

AU : article about project

ACTIVITIES made by Inst E-SENIORS

Results of questionnaire

Dancing (Guinguettes) places in Paris

FINAL HANDBOOK of the project

 

12/2011

project logo

12/2011

recommendations on capitalization of results and experiences of previous projects (Time-well, Mindwellness, Kifli, E-com45+, Sense of place etc.)

03/2012

developing and introducing to the project the web2.0 page (eg. facebook)

04/2012

Project website

05/2012

finalization of short ICT trainings- giving project certificate to participants

06/2012

final version of leaflet in English

06/2012

Mid-term evaluation summary

05/2012

finalization of national investigations

07/2012

finalization of SOTA analysis (summary of national investigations)

06/2012-06/2013

Organizing ICT related outdoor activities (recommended activities are geocaching, but partners are encouraged to implement and try other ICT related outdoor activities too)

06/2013

summary of disseminating activities

06/2013

plans for valorisation activities (further contribution, exploitation of results)

06/2013

final evaluation summary

06/2013

finalizing the GUIDE (which is elaborated jointly by project participants alongside contents including eg. summary of SOTA, lessons learnt from previous projects, recommendations for ICT related outdoor activities, reflections on project by users,etc

 

 

G.2. WORK PROGRAMME

 

Description of mobilities and other activities

Destination country

Approx. Start date

Kick off meeting. Defining further steps, presenting draft ideas for logo, website, deciding about the leaflet, sharing experience on experiences and expertise gained in previous projects. (see section F1) Brainstorming, Study visits

HUNGARY

10/2011

2nd TN meeting. Presenting results achieved, facebook page, draft leaflet, draft website. Presenting first results of national investigations.

Study visits

GERMANY

03/2012

3rd TN meeting. Partners present their experiences gained at the course, final SOTA presented and discussed, ICT related outdoor activities are organized with the involvement of target group. Study visits.

TURKEY

06/2012

4th TN meeting. Presenting project activities fullfilled, discussing further steps, outdoor activities. Deciding about content of the Guide. Study visits

SPAIN

09/2012

5th TN meeting. Presenting activities, presenting the fullfilled tasks in developing the guide. Dissemination report of all partners. Outdoor activities, study visits

AUSTRIA

02/2013

6th TN meeting. Finalization of results. Dissemination, valorization activities, further cooperation. Outdoor activities, study visits.

ITALY

06/2013