Publicity General News Train the Trainers Workshop on the DigEm Methodology took place in Larissa 19 - 20 April 2011

Train the Trainers Workshop on the DigEm Methodology took place in Larissa 19 - 20 April 2011

DigEm train the trainer workshop took place successfully on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 of April 2011, hosted by DIMITRA ITD in Larissa, within the framework of the innovative European program “Digem –Digital Empowerment” that is being coordinated by DIMITRA I.T.D.
More specifically, during the training seminar in Larissa there was a trainers’ training on the use of the DigEm methodology for the creation of digital stories. The 11 trainees were selected based on their access to target groups of the program, namely those with no/few formal qualifications, socially excluded groups, older learners, women over 45, minority ethnic groups in order to motivate them to increase their employability. The trainees, through the successful guidance of trainers Evi Papatheodorou and Nikos Mandrekas, acquainted with the methodology, techniques, tools and educational material included in the methodological guide that has already been developed from the project implementation until now. The used approach is experiential. That means that trainees experienced the DigEm method rather than passively watching a presentation. Utilizing creative techniques used by the Mass Media, such as the creation of stories-scenarios focused on experiential experiences, theater, photography, music, video clip and narration production, each of the trainees created by a two-minute digital story, which will be posted on the official website of the project ( The abovementioned methodology will be able to be used from different target groups and at the same time in a wide range of educational programs depending on the control handling of the tools by the trainer. 
It is worth mentioning that within the next months, a similar training seminar will be organized in Greece as well for end users coming from various disadvantaged groups. 
DigEm is an innovative digital empowering project that uses a creative approach to teaching ICT skills and provides an effective entry route for learners disengaged with the learning process, or not confident with new technologies. DigEm develops communication skills by using creative tools/media techniques, focused on people's own lives, through story-telling, photography, music, video and narrative. The project is being coordinated by DIMITRA ITD with the participation of partner organization from eight European Countries: England, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Greece.
For further information, please contact with DIMITRA I.T.D, Ms. Vaso Anastasopoulou, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  tel.: 0030 2410554026,