The Association Langas Į Ateitį (LiA) has been the Lithuanian national partner for ALL DIGITAL Week since its kick-off back in 2010. In 2019, for the tenth time, Langas į ateitį organized the campaign in Lithuania.
This year over 15,000 people participated in the campaign activities! Over 527 public libraries organized various activities during ALL DIGITAL Week.
The main topic of ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 in Lithuania was “Digital technologies in education for all”, meaning using ICT in lifelong learning. All the activities were organized in partnerships with libraries and various education providers and other stakeholders.
This week was especially interesting and useful for people working with youth: teachers, librarians, future teachers. Many webinars and the conference “Development of digital competence: When and How“ were organized to share the latest information on the use of technology in education.
Teachers, kids, parents and anyone interested in ICT infrastructure participated in open door days of libraries and got to know and test the new equipment. Visitors were introduced with engineering, creative and programming packages featuring devices such as: 3D printer, virtual reality goggles, robotics kits, constructors, drones, and more.
Digital World Quiz
During the campaign, pupils were invited to participate in educational video lectures, where they heard interesting facts about ICT professions, found out how perspective they are and how to choose the right one. In addition, brain battles, quizzes and discussions, lectures on “How to tell fake news from real news?”, “Advertising critic” and others were organized in libraries.
The elderly were not forgotten as well. Considering the real need, an online seminar “Bank Without Code Cards: Practical Tips” was included additionally in the Week programme. Useful information and advice from Lithuanian banking and telecommunication professionals was presented.
Webstream of the seminar “Bank Without Code Cards” at the library
Among all we would like to highlight the conference “Development of digital competences: When and How”, which was organized in partnerships with Education Development Centre (EDC), Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Centre of Information Technologies in Education, National Digital Coalition in Lithuania. The main focus of the conference was on the digital competences of primary education teachers.
Over 120 Kaunas region participants attended the conference. Next to school teachers one could meet school headmasters and deputies as successful use of digital technologies in education is very much dependent on the priorities of school leaders and on the support and encouragement of school teachers as well.
The event started with presentations and relevant reports. After a coffee break, workshop activities were organized in four groups:
algorithm and programming for primary school students;
digital content creation;
activities for primary school students in virtual environments;
school leaders’ discussion on How to organize informatics education in primary classes more efficiently.
Participants feedback was very positive, events like this are not often, especially far from the capital, though of great need. Majority of participants expressed their will to attend this kind of events more often.
Conference in Kaunas
Langas į ateitį thanks all the participants, collaborators and partners who supported them in organizing the activities!
Over 30 000 people were reached through promotion activities with 180 publications and over 250 social media posts. Some examples:
Video: In Europe, the ALL DIGITAL Week is currently underway, one of the goals of which is to recognize and fight fake news. Take part in the Digital Week events
FB post: More than a million Europeans have been involved in various events and activities since the first ALL DIGITAL WEEK in 2010. We look forward to you joining this digital literacy campaign on March 25-31 in Lithuania!
2020 PLANS: Innovated library for the digitally skilled society of Lithuania
The Association Langas Į Ateitį (LiA) has been the Lithuanian national partner for ALL DIGITAL Week since its kick-off back in 2010. In 2020, for the 11th time, Langas į ateitį will lead the campaign in Lithuania.
The Association will work with:
600 Lithuanian public libraries and their branches – they will organise activities for libraries visitors;
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, association of Lithuanian Librarians, association of Lithuanian Municipal public libraries and association of Lithuanian County public libraries will help in organising digital skills training for librarians;
M. Mažvydas National Library will coordinate the exposition of most innovative libraries;
Information Society Development Committee and the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania will help in promoting ALL DIGITAL Week activities.
Since 2018, the association “Langas į ateitį”, together with its partners, has been implementing the project “Connected Lithuania: safe, effective and responsible Lithuanian digital community”. The main aim of this project is to show LT residents the advantages of the information communication technologies, as well as motivate and help them directly to develop their digital skills using Internet effectively, safely and responsibly. One of the main project activities is digital literacy training in public libraries. Nowadays, public libraries play an important role as part of the digital and smart infrastructure of the country. Librarians are active collaborators in creating knowledge society in Lithuania. For this reason, the association Langas į ateitį“ will focus on the digital skills of librarians and library visitors during ALL DIGITAL Week 2020.
The following activities are planned for 23-29 March:
ALL DIGITAL Week opening event – will take place in Presidential Palace of republic of Lithuania (planned).
Exposition of the most innovative libraries – organized by M. Mažvydas National Library.
Webinar on the most common types of Smart-ID fraud – organized by association of Lithuanian banks (online).
Webinar on library innovation for the digitally skilled society of Lithuania (online).
Digital skills training on safe internet issue for school librarians – organized by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania (face2face);
Digital skills training on creative lab for public library staff – organized by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania (face to face);
ALL DIGITAL Week activities for libraries visitors: 1. Critical thinking test; 2. Interactive activities for students; 3. Media literacy quiz.
2019 PLANS: Digital Technologies in Education for All
The Association Langas Į Ateitį (LiA) has been the Lithuanian national partner for ALL DIGITAL Week since its kick-off back in 2010. In 2018, for the tenth time, Langas į ateitį will organize the campaign in Lithuania.
The main topic of ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 in Lithuania is “Digital technologies in education for all”, meaning using ICT in lifelong learning. All the activities are organised in partnerships with libraries and various education providers and other stakeholders.
The following activities are planned for 25-31 March:
Brain battle on safe internet issues organized in 65 public libraries;
Online seminar on Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) and its self-assessment tools, organised in partnership with Education Development Centre (EDC). Participants – formal and non-formal educators;
Online seminar on Teachers Learn Tech in partnership with bit&Byte Creative Technology Academy. Participants – teachers;
Online seminar on “Coding goes to Lithuanian primary school“ in partnership with EDC. Participants – primary school teachers, parents, etc.;
Online seminar on SELFIE in partnership with Centre of Information Technologies in Education (CITE). Participants – school administrators;
Online seminar on “Safe Ways to Use E-banking” in partnership with Association of Lithuanian Banks. Participants – seniors;
Online video lectures promoting ICT professions in partnership with National Association of Distance Education (NADE). Participants – young people aged 14-29;
Open door days in libraries introducing ICT infrastructure for education in partnership with public libraries. Participants – library visitors;
Conference “Development of digital competence: When and How” in partnership with Education Development Centre (EDC), Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Centre of Information Technologies in Education, National Digital Coalition in Lithuania. Participants: educators, teachers, students – future teachers.
Together with their 65 partners, Langas I Ateiti will involve 10,000 people in the campaign activities.
ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 sent out a clear message that we should step up our efforts to understand and embody changes in digital technology and adapt new knowledge, both at work and in life, with the aim of continuously improving digital skills to better adapt to the changing work environment. Thanks to the general partner M. Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, the campaign activities were spread out more widely this year and better visible in the capital Vilnius, not only regional libraries.
The renovated modern M. Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania hosted the activities for schoolchildren, seniors, business representatives and other interested people. The topics which attracted a big number of participants were connected to the new GDPR regulation issues as well as fake news online and its prevention. Documentary movies complemented the fake news topic.
There was a dedicated homepage on computer screens in every public internet access point computer, and it attracted 18,662 users. There were another 7 national and 45 regional partners and organizations involved. More than 6,500 participants involved in ALL DIGITAL Week activities in 64 different events, more than 50,00 people reached through online media, offline events, partners activities and the campaign in social media.
This year the successful experience of the previous years was duplicated, and the new activities/projects were piloted. Activities involved different content- threats and opportunities online, new GDPR regulation, basic computer classes, mobile phone and internet etc. Lithuanian Safer Internet Youth Forum was invited to take part in the campaign, and Forum representatives visited 4 primary school kids with a lesson and activities (and souvenirs) on safer Internet usage, which were attended by 96 schoolchildren. The experience was very successful so it could become a constant activity of ALL DIGITAL Week. Another new partnership – cooperation with Lithuanian Armed forces as well as The State Data Protection Inspectorate.
Langas I Ateiti tracked over 40 media instances; some examples are:
ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 in Lithuania will focus on the promotion of the importance of digital skills and online safety for all with two main topics: trust and lifelong learning of digital skills.
The main activities will include training and awareness raising for safe use of social networks and e-services, anti-bullying campaign, promotion of General data Protection Regulation for citizens and organizations.
Langas į ateitį is planning to involve over 80 partner organizations, including 60 public libraries, 300 schools, 20 National Digital Coalition members, private business associations, etc. and thus engage 4,000 users in the campaign.
As in previous years, ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 in Lithuania will be promoted and covered through different media channels, social networks, partners websites, newsletters. Total reach during last year campaign by media channels was 300 K audience, and around the same or more is expected for this year as well.
The Association Langas Į Ateitį has been the Lithuanian national partner for GOW since its kick-off back in 2010. In 2017, for the eighth time, Langas Į Ateitį organized the campaign in Lithuania.
GOW17 in Lithuania focused on the two main topics: trust and confidence (security). Langas Į Ateitį invited National Digital Coalition as well as Safer Internet project partners to join the campaign reaching schools, libraries and youth job centres.
The main activities were training and awareness raising, including:
eServices: In partnership with the association of Lithuanian banks : webinars on safe issues of financial literacy and data privacy, e-banking services online, direct meetings by experts organized in the public libraries. Main audience – teenagers and NEET
Employment and Entrepreneurship: 40 Youth Job Centres will organize NEET groups to be involved in the interractive events
Langas Į Ateitį planned to involve over 120 partner organizations, including 60 public and school libraries, 40 Youth Job Centres, 19 National Digital Coalition members, 2 private business associations, etc. and thus engage 6000 users in the campaign.
As in previous years, GOW17 in Lithuania was promoted and covered through different media channels, such as social networks, partners websites, newsletters, national TV and radio, E-skills campaign channels. Total reach during 2016 GOW campaign by media channels was 300 K audience, and around the same or more was expected for 2017 as well.
For 2016’s campaign LIA had invited partners from the National Digital Coalition meeting to join the national campaign. Main activities planned: webinars to parents, articles on news portals, a contest on Facebook, a lecture broadcasting to visitors of public libraries and more.
On Trust & Confidence
In partnership with the association of Lithuanian banks a number of activities were planned: webinars on safe issues of financial literacy and data privacy, e-banking services online, direct meetings by experts organized to the local community in public libraries and schools. Articles on cyber security published and Facebook contests organized. Main target audience – schoolchildren and parents.
On Digital Jobs
During GOW 2016 Skillage and YouRock were promoted by State Employment agency youth centres (10) involving ongoing project for youth “Discover Yourself”.
At least 300 librarians in secondary schools were invited to actively participate in GOW 2016. Activities for young people included:
training for young people and students on coding, online collaboration, web design, e-journalism etc. run by ICT centres
promotional events in public libraries and State Employment agency youth centres to unemployed youth
The association involved some 300 school libraries, 60 public libraries, National Digital Coalition members and private business associations.