It is possible!  Just like our team with 5 participants from Hungary who attended the e-facilitator training of Telecentre Europe and the CODEMOB project last September where we could learn about coding by learning by doing method and in different team compositions. We found a lot of good ideas about what the smartphones can be used for.

We cordially invite you to our international validation workshop on 10th March 2017 from 09:30-14:00h, at De Markten, Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5 / Oude Graanmarkt 5 Brussels, Belgium.

Organised by the CODEMOB project, the event will start with a presentation of a training curriculum on basic coding and the effective use of mobile devices in non-formal education and training context.  

One of the latest news release of Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union) points out that last year mobile devices became the devices most used to surf the Internet in almost every EU member state, instead of laptops or desk computers.

Indeed, according to the data, almost 8 out of 10 internet users in the EU surfed the internet through their mobile phones or smartphones and almost half of them did it via tablets. This trend is even more significant among youngsters between 16 and 34 years-old, who reach a share of 94% of internet use via smartphones.

EU institutions are becoming increasingly aware of the need to boost digital skills, including coding and programming skills.

Telecentre Europe, alongside Public Libraries 2020, recognises the effort to fill the job vacancies in the ICT field through teaching coding, but they also see coding as a tool for empowering all citizens in today’s society. Thus, they strongly believe that coding should have a broader audience and be accessible to everyone, including disadvantaged groups.

Currently, the e-facilitators involved in the project are delving into the training courses on the effective use of mobile technologies to increase productivity. The second part of the blended courses is being carried out online, thanks to the Opigno platform based on Drupal technology. Within the course, different innovative training methodologies are being used, such as gamification, flipped classroom, challenge-based learning or problem-based learning. 

Face to Face training

E-facilitators coming from different countries have met in Rovinj, to study a specialized training, addressed to this professional profile. Thus, participants from Hungary, Croatia, Belgium and Spain were taking classes in a face-to-face training about coding and the effective use of mobile devices.

CODEMOB is a European project that will offer free training for young people on programming and the effective use of mobile devices, which are key digital skills for the future.

CodeMob is a project designed to improve the acquisition of key digital skills in the context of ICT telecentres. This objective is twofold: firstly, we would like to develop the digital skills of unemployed young people, through introductory courses on programming and innovative mobile devices. Moreover, our aim is to improve the skills of facilitators, trainers and facilitators through specific training of trainers.

Four members of Telecentre-Europe: Interface3 , COMMET, Telecenter and El Teb, along with Telecentre-Europe and the University of Dortmund have already started to develop the curricula to provide training on Coding and The Effective use of mobile devices in education, with the support of the European Comission.