ICT4NGO – ICT Competency Assessment Standard for European NGOs project focuses on creation ICT competences assessment tools for NGOs staff to analyze and develop its digital competences.
ICT4NGO fulfills a need for the creation of ICT competences assessment online tool which would help nonprofits and their staff in their digital transformation. Online tool will help to choose the best available educational content and technological solutions, products and services, that would make nonprofit stronger.
ICT4NGO is not limited to NGOs and their personnel only, but is open for all kinds of adult learners who works in social and third sector, including informal activists, local leaders, educators etc.
ICT4NGO Online Portal
A key product of our project is self-assessment portal www.ict4ngo.org with online recommendation and ICT mentoring tool which diagnoses, gives feedback and guides the social sector activists through their digital skills development.
www.ict4ngo.org provides an explanation of various path of digital skills development and assesses the current state of knowledge for the particular adult learner. Except diagnose and recommendation, it will also consist of motivational functions and the possibility to track the development of the current situation.
The guide on digital trends in adult education
Our Research guide on the world’s best technological and functional practices on the ICT competencies assessment standards highlights the key digital trends in adult education, as well as points the most important areas of digital transformation.
Standard Guidebook & Training Program
Both products are designed for adult trainers who can operate under the supervision of highly qualified staff (researchers, expert professionals). The learning units are designed in order to be assembled and packaged in a suitable and personalized way. The entire training program is supported by an evaluation system that will ensure the objectives achievement.
Professionalization of the social sector
Thus, the novelty of ICT4NGO project is threefold. On the one hand, it is based on a lifelong training programme for adults, designed, developed and experimented by researchers and expert professionals. On another hand, it will adopt an innovative training approach, based on an experimental form of collaborative learning and distance learning. Finally, it will also provide the first digital skills self-assessment and recommendation-guidance portal for NGOs in the European Union which will enormously contribute to the professionalization of the social sector.