Project "The Third Reading Age",

Co-financed by European Commission

Project Nr.  2020-1-HR01-KA204-077729 

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Online Reading Curriculum for Older Adults

The project will develop senior's competences in:

  • basics of using e-books and their possibilities (availability of titles in their national language as well as English, mode of use, user functionality, installation of applications, loaning and use of titles)

  • running and maintaining a creative online blog (design, content maintenance, creative writing)

  • designing an e-reader club (virtual discussions, online socialization)

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Main Results of the project:​

  1. Online Reading Curriculum for Older Adults: How to Become a Digital Reader.  Is aimed at facilitating, encouraging and re-thinking reading for older adults using new technologies. The main output objective is to increase accessibility to new communication technologies for older adults and develop the reading culture among citizens aged 60+.

  2. E-reading Community Portal: The Digital Reading Age An open-source online learning portal featuring activities and tools in English and partner languages will be created to support senior learners in piloting the Curriculum. The activities  and tools on the portal will also be available for self-directed learning for any (senior) citizen that is not directly included in the training programme but needs to develop competences of using digital tools, participating in reading clubs, or using national e-reading resources. The portal will also provide a space for senior learners to connect at the national level and form their online (reading) communities.

  3. Training Programme for Adult Educators and Library Staff: Senior Learner Manual.  It will be created in order to support the delivery of the developed results 1 and 2) and to ensure a quality training outcome is achieved.

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Partners are working on Online Reading Curriculum for Older Adults: How to Become a Digital Reader

Beginning of the year 2021 was spent on active work on Online Reading Curriculum materials for Face to Face lessons. As of beginning of March all partners have finished drafts of their work and now it is time for coordinators to evaluate them and give necessary feedback!!

We keep moving forward!!

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Kick-off meeting of the project “The Third Reading Age”.

Due to the COVID-19 situation the first meeting was conducted through the online platform Zoom on 7th October 2020.

The meeting served as a very strong motivator to start strongly the project. During the meeting partners presented each other, project coordinators did introduce with overall project life cycle as well as in detail presented objectives and tasks of the closest months. 

Participants of the meeting: Coordinator: Rijeka City Library - Croatia

Partners: Adult Education Institution Dante (DANTE) - Croatia; SABIEDRIBA AR IEROBEZOTU ATBILDIBU ARTSMART - Latvia, GLAFKA s.r.o. - Czech Republic; Association Euni Partners - Bulgaria; Unione della Romagna Faentina - Italy

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, KA2: Strategic Partnerships for adult education