About ACML (Adult Community Media Lab)

The ACML project will support adult people in acquiring and developing high-quality skills and key competences in social media in order to tackle the challenges of the social transformation and foster their accountability towards the correct use of digital technology. Community media labs (ACMLs) are becoming significant catalysts in driving knowledge and innovation, decreasing cultural digital-divide.

Our project will develop a cooperative effort engaging academic institutions, media and tech organizations for the purpose of adult education and adult empowerment.
ACML will create the figure of “social media literacy tutor” promoting active engagement of adults towards children, older adults, and low-skilled adults. Accordingly, our project will improve the understanding of people on digital media, educating a selected group of adults to begin “”social media literacy tutors” and contribute to satisfying the everyday demands of new media and digital services.

Moreover, our project will implement innovative learning practices (Content and Language Integrated Learning, Participatory Online Learning, Social Learning) and will contribute to implementing an effective nonformal and informal educational environment.

  1. Executive Summary

This report presents a comprehensive panorama of the results obtained from the review of a series of elements which include a survey designed to gauge the quality of the Digital Media Laboratories Pilot course; the review of the comments left by experts and partners in the Digital Media Laboratories ACML classroom platform; on the analysis of the competences developed by the course using data from a pre-course survey, which is compared with the post-course questions presented in the Digital Media Laboratories Pilot course survey and also, in the portrayed of the standard statistics and data provided by Moodle, and on the evaluation of the course.

The main objective of this report is to present a wide-ranging overview of the achievements of the course, as well as the feedback provided by the participants and facilitators by listing the attainments portrayed by them, and also, to present strategies and suggestions outlining recommendations for improving and enhancing future editions of this course.