The Erasmus + project "IncludeHER"(09/2020 – 08/2022) is a new project coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg- University with the duration of two years. The project started on September 1st and focuses on the development digital skills of women with a migration background through continuing/outreach education. Based on gender-specific differences in terms of motivation and engagement with digital technologies, the resources of the project will better equip Higher Education Institutions in all participating countries helping redress the gender imbalance in the digital sphere and empower female migrants to attain higher levels of digital competence. The result of the project is, on the one hand, the development of an open access online course for migrant women, which should help them to promote their digital skills in a pleasant and effective environment. On the other hand, a new cooperation network is to be created for the project partners. "IncludeHER" is a project funded by the European Commission with partners from Belgium, Ireland, Great Britain, Greece and Portugal.
IncludeHER online course usage survey
User testing in English is currently underway as part of the project IncludeHER. This serves to further develop and improve the content of the IncludeHER online course. The survey involves teachers and migrant women of different ages, backgrounds and professions who want to assess their digital literacy and are interested in developing their digital skills.
IncludeHER Multiplier Event in July 2022
Last Friday, 1st of July 2022, we had our Online-Multiplier event for the German section. We greatly appreciate the feedback and are very grateful for the valuable exchange. The participants work in different fields of adult education. All of them have experience in promoting digital competencies of immigrant or refugee women with a migration background.
The multipliers had the opportunity to take a look at the individual module manuals, which serve as background literature and contain information that is used in the MOOC course. They form the basis for the course, which is why it is so important that these are well prepared and designed to be understandable for the respective target group.
Last Partner Meeting in May 2022
The last partner meeting for the project and the first one on-site was hosted on 18-19 May by the partner of the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. The meeting took place just before and in preparation of the national and international IncludeHER Multiplier events on the topic of digital competencies for female migrants. The partner institutions reviewed the results of the project and prepared to present them to a wider audience in the field of Higher Education.
IncludeHER project update February 2022
The IncludeHER Team met virtually in the middle of February for its monthly meeting to evaluate the results of the second intellectual output “Digital Development Resources” and to start the conceptual framework of the IncludeHER MOOC.
Online Partner Meeting in October 2021
The IncludeHER team met last week (21 October 2021) for its third transnational partner meeting organised by Momentum educate + innovate. The meeting took place virtually.
The topics discussed were the creation of the Digital Development Resources and the planning and defining of the conceptual framework of the IncludeHER MOOC.
Online Partner Meeting in May 2021
The second Partner Meeting of the IncludeHER project took place virtually and was hosted by Canice Consulting. The main goal of this meeting was to discuss the final steps for IO1 “Digital Route Map” before testing our online assessment and to present the curriculum for IO2 “Digital Development Resources” prepared by Momentum.
As part of our Include HER project we organized an insightful participants forum with migrant women from 13 different countries. During the online workshop we talked about digital skills, the migrant women's experience with them and about the effects of Covid-19 concerning the work situation: Important impulses for the design of the project's tools and resources to empower migrant women to improve their digital skills.
Thanks to our participants for the inspiration and the helpful exchange!
Online Kick-Off Meeting in October 2020
On 27th October 2020 Dr. Beate Hörr, Milena Ivanova and Iris Thimm-Netenjakob took part on the Online Kick-Off-Meeting from the Erasmus+ project IncludeHER. The project partners came from universities and institutions from Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Greece and Portugal.
After having been welcomed by the head of the ZWW, Dr. Beate Hörr, the project partners agreed on the joint work packages on the topic of improving digital competences of women with a migration background through further education.
Photo: © ZWW