The project envisages the following results:
PR1: Service-Learning Inclusion, Diversity and Digital Empowerment Manifesto: Created through extensive discussions with relevant stakeholders: Higher Education Institutions, Students, Faculty and Community Organizations. This policy and action plan outlines the needs, innovations, impact and best practices for digital empowerment of Faculty and Higher Education Institutions with special regard to service learning.
PR2: Digital Empowerment: Teacher training for teachers, trainers and educational leaders that aims to equip participants with skills necessary for the use of technology in creative, critical, competent and inclusive ways, but also to define the purposeful use of emerging technologies in education (such as AI, AR or robotics), to foster digital competence, fluency, intelligence and engagement of students, critical thinking, design thinking and student creativity.
PR3: Online World Café for teachers, trainers and educational leaders interested in digital empowerment through community-university partnerships and service-learning that aims to help them to effectively utilize students, assess potential vulnerabilities and negative unforeseen consequences, which might arise from the use of emerging digital technologies. It is aimed for the target groups that strive to become actively involved in shaping and co-designing education. Special attention will be paid on selecting participants who are able to address inclusion, diversity and differences in relation to the access and use of digital learning resources by people with disabilities, and/or learning difficulties, people of a migrant background, rural populations, i.e. underprivileged and underrepresented groups who are usually positively affected by service-learning.
PR4: MOOC: Digital competence, fluency, intelligence and engagement of HEI students, that aims to equip students with skills to fully participate in the digital education, but also with skills to make connections with local communities and sensibilize them towards digital empowerment of communities at risk.
PR5: Social Hackathon aims for all students from partner universities to engage in a peer-learning activity which will not only ensure learning by doing, but will also have a strong transnational, transdisciplinary and inclusive dimension. Students with fewer opportunities will participate in the Hackathon being part of teams where each team will have to select a single community need (social, economic, migrant, cultural, educational or rural/remote) and address it during the event in form of an e-service-learning project. Also, representatives of community organizations from each partner’s country will be invited to define needs that will be addressed during Hackathon.
PR6: European Hub that aims to disseminate knowledge on service-learning and digital empowerment in Europe, enable a culture of promotion of inclusion and diversity and public articulation of university-community partnerships.
PR7: Success and Failure in inclusion, diversity, and digital empowerment through service-learning report that aims to summarize all the project outputs to be further used for policy-making, research on inclusion, diversity, and digital empowerment through service-learning. All the material it will contain will point to the areas for further thinking and for linking theory, research, and practice in service-learning and digital empowerment.