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CORDIALIS

Project "Connecting Remote Areas Through Digital Competences and Cultural Heritage"

Project Nr. 2021-1-FR01-KA220-ADU-000033544

Implementation period:  2022-01-01 – 2024-06-30

Project coordinator: DE L'ART ET D'AUTRE, France

 

Project partners:

TURUN YLIOPISTO, Finland

WEB PER TUTTI, Italy

LIETUVOS KAIMO TURIZMO ASOCIACIJA, Lithuania

 

The COVID 19 health crisis revealed the needs of citizens to use digital tools in education, in many professional and cultural sectors, and unveiled problems of distance communication. While digital tools offer a powerful resource for breaking isolation in times of health crisis, the lack of training in their use can turn these opportunities into real suffering, as many citizens compelled to mobilize digital exchanges and tools revealed.

CORDIALIS project is funded under Erasmus+ program and will be developed by 4 partners in 4 European countries (France, Italy, Finland and Lithuania). During the project implementation we will create an international learning tool that will be freely accessible to everyone on the internet. The primary objective is to create a website as an educational tool that hosts and presents all the products of the project. This platform would ensure that podcasts and tutorial videos are permanently accessible and that method sheets, evaluation grids and educational resources can be downloaded free of charge by all users. We also aim to train professionals so that they can harness the full potential of our resources and learn to adapt them to their specific practices. Finally, our goal is to list and annotate (video and method sheet) tutorials in order to make them sustainable in the long run.

The aim of this project and partners is to identify the recurrent problems occurring in distance language learning and non-formal learning situations in virtual exchanges, proposes practical solutions and tools to tackle the problems of motivation, interactivity and group management. For a large majority of citizens, online exchanges are a new form of communication, participation disruptions (such as disengagement) during online activities are numerous. By identifying these problems and by finding solutions, CORDIALIS aims to promote and foster the quality of online exchanges in the field of formal and informal education, cultural mediation, and online presentation of local heritage and crafts.

The more general objective is to equip citizens and professionals in remote areas with concrete know-how to improve their digital practices and give tools to enhance life-long learning. The project also aims to create participatory, non-formal activities, highlighting elements of local and rural cultural heritage, in different professional and informal contexts. It intends to create a program and activities for an interactive, virtual art-based campaign to help local artisans and art professionals to present and showcase their crafts, traditional skills and products. Project aims also to provide activities and tools for facilitators librarians and cultural services to organise online and offline cultural events, and to create opportunities for professional/convivial encounters for an audience living in rural and/or remote areas. In addition, we strive to create a digital concept and tutorial support for adult language learners, so that they can practice the language and digital skills, enhance their own local heritage and possibly create or translate content for local artisans.

One more objective is to develop a method of evaluation and training tools for digital skills and digital interactions, adapted to the needs of citizens and professionals living in geographically remote areas. The general objective is to accompany these target groups in the assessment and improvement of their digital practices and skills.The central and innovative idea is to develop a qualitative self-regulation assessment and training method/tool based on the analysis of video recordings and grids. The use of video recordings for the development of assessment and training tools ensures that the groups which will implement these tools will be able to draw on their existing knowledge and experience to learn or improve new digital skills.

The last work package will be built on the basis of the previous product results and is dedicated to the accessibility, promotion and sustainability of the project products. This project tools are intended to empower professionals to use and adapt the project’s products and to provide a multimodal on-line support in the long run.

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