The first online Digital YIntro in Finland started in November

Koordinaatti organised the training course on Digital Youth Information (Digital YIntro) for the first time online in Finnish. The course took place from 12th November to 14th December in Koordinaatti´s new e-learning platform, which is built on a Moodle platform. The duration was five weeks and each week had a different theme. The training consisted of both independent and group studying. Tasks included e.g. online discussions, co-writing in a group and producing short videos on different topics. All the participants will receive certification after they have completed the course.

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The facilitators, Senior Advisor Mika Pietilä from Koordinaatti and Regional Coordinator Pirjo Kovalainen from the City of Oulu, were excited to start the pilot. “Good background work and basis were made in ERYICA’s DOYIT project, so it was easy to move the activities to our e-learning platform. The establishment of the platform has been an interesting process as well. Now we have the possibility to provide many different kinds of online courses to the Finnish youth information and counselling workers”, Mika Pietilä pointed out.

The aim of the course was to get acquainted with digital youth information and counselling and information literacy: what are the key terms, what is quality in digital youth information and how to assess it, and how important youth participation is. Pirjo Kovalainen highlighted the importance of the themes. “The key digital skills of citizens right now and in the coming years are the ability to search, assess and manage information, as well as digital communication skills and active citizenship. This training meets these needs very well and will promote the skills needed in digital youth information and counselling in the future too.”

Erika Branca