The digital world is creating new opportunities for exchange and cooperation. In order to ensure farmers to take a place in this world training should be supported by the printed and digital materials. Additionally, if farmers can continue learning through internet and mobile/smartphone application, this process will be speed up. Thus, the farmers will be more active in the digital world, and the digital literacy gap between farmers and other adults will be decrease.

Visually enhanced printed or multimedia materials can contribute to trainees' learning experiences. Exploring the details of materials help learners to have a better understanding of the context of the reading material. Illustrations also can provide more permanent information and promote the interpretation of the subject. These materials increase the efficiency of the trainings as well.

On the basis of the "Farmers’ Digital Skills" Training Module/course-curriculum; learning materials, modules-units, Learning Materials and Learning Environment were prepared.

These materials included development of OER on the website, course contents, module documentation, knowledge, entrepreneurship skills such as analysis, strategic thinking, negotiation, planning, organization, decision making, results orientation, initiative, propensity to new things, prospective thinking, management of uncertainties and difficulties.

 

1 "Farmers' Digital Skills" Book

Increasing developments in information and communication technologies have contributed significantly to economic growth of countries and improvement of the living standards of individuals.

To ensure that farmers take part in this world, they need to be qualified by trainings that will give them digital competences. As an important social group, farmers should be empowered through training programs within the education system and other initiatives aimed at improving existing knowledge.

During the development of the training/learning materials, the creative team of the project outputs has designed this book that will meet the farmers’ digital learning needs at basic level. In order to meet the training needs of farmers and other users on their digital skills and contributes to their sociability and productivity, the “Farmers’ Digital Skills” book was created the according the structure of the training module/course.

 

 

2 Farmers’ Digital Skills Methodological Handbook

The "Farmers’ Digital Skills" Training Module, which is a European-oriented training course prepared by considering the "EQF", has the potential to increase farmers' digital literacy skills.

When creating a training program or training material, its content and quality are important, but it is equally important that future potential users can use the program effectively and acquire the knowledge they can use in practice. Therefore, it is very important to have a methodology of educational material to help the trainer and learner how to make the most contribution to the personal areas. A strong digital literacy program will encourage rural farmers to acquire more skills, which will ultimately enable farmers to be actively involved in social life & work.

This handbook that has been prepared as a guide to “Farmers’ Digital Skills” training/learning program, will be a very useful material both for trainers & learners to provide the maximum efficiency from the learning program.

 

  

3 Digifarmer E-Learning Platform

One of the main intellectual outputs of the project "Developing Farmers' Digital Skills" is E-Learning Platform for the Training Module/Course "Farmers' Digital Skills".

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. 

The course is hosted in a Learning Management System which is based on Moodle platform:

https://moodle.digifarmer.net

The learning platform contains eight units in basic digital skills and serves in English and partner languages: Turkish, Czech, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

 

 

4 Digifarmer Education Platform - Guide

One of the main intellectual outputs of the project "Developing Farmers' Digital Skills" is E-Learning Platform for the Training Module/Course "Farmers' Digital Skills".

Guidelines for Education Platform is a guide brochure that explains how to register on the project's training platform and the content of the platform.

Brochure - Guidelines for Education Platform

 

 

5 Digifarmer Smartphone app interface

The main goal is to bring farmers a digital knowledge that allows them to be part of contemporary technological trends linked to smartphones, computer and other tools. Farmers will discover how technology could be easy and useful for them & their businesses.

Visually enhanced printed or multimedia materials can contribute to learners' learning experiences. Exploring the details of materials help learners to have a better understanding of the context of the reading material.

Within the scope of the intellectual outputs, it was taken into consideration that the training materials were capable of being used both in distance & face-to-face training, and also compatible with smartphones.

Therefore, smartphone app interfaces were developed for both IOS APP Store and Android – Play Store.

Both apps are in English and partner languages: Turkish, Czech, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

 

IOS:  Digifarmer and Android: DigiFarmer

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