Digital Skills encompasses the notions such as Internet literacy, computer literacy, and information and communication literacy (Osterman, 2013). The combination of skills necessary to become digitally literate is well presented in the three part definition by the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which states that it is “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information; the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers; and a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment. Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments” (University of Illinois, 2011).
But we need to do more to make sure we build a country that works for everyone and where no-one is left behind. There are various digital opportunities for adults in the digital world. But most of the farmers are not able to use these programmes and services, to follow technological developments because of lack of digital skills.
For this reason, in order for the farmers to take place in the digital world, it become necessary to prepare a training module which fits with farmers’ level, that they can participate intentionally & with pleasure.
Training Module "Digital Skills for Farmers" is an output which has innovative factors because it is the first detailed and tailored training module for the target group. Additionally, another innovative element of the output is that it will be a European-wide usable training module not for the one nation.