Skip to content

Partner Profile: GUG

  • by

GUG.cz is a Prague-based network of 300 individuals passionate about learning and teaching all things tech related. Their aim is to bridge the digital gap and create a safe and inclusive space for people to gain digital skills in Czechia. 

Digital Shift: an online course teaching digital skills to people affected by the Covid-19 crisis:

44% of Czechs have an insufficient knowledge of digital technologies. While, the majority already use a smartphone and are active on social networks  these skills are not sufficient for further personal or professional purposes. More specific skills are needed. GUG.CZ created the Digital Shift (Digitální směna) program to close this digital gap and alleviate social exclusion. It aims to foster motivation around digital tools, and teach basic skills to individuals with low digital literacy levels.

Digital Chance is a 3 month online training hosted on Thinkific platform, and available all over the country. Students follow asynchronous videos and are given exercises to  be completed to progress through each modules. They can also get personalised support from trainers.

Additionally, a community approach is adopted, keeping sudents engaged and motivated throughout the course. Through a dedicated Facebook group, students can discuss issues related to the course and support each other.

The curriculum aligns to 3 areas of Digital Competence Framework for Citizens: Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration, and Digital content Creation.

Digital Shift is running from June 2022 to May 2023.

If you want to learn more about the project, visit their website or contact the Project Coordinator Michaela Valášková at michaela.valaskova@gug.cz.