Recently, the project “Fostering Digital Competency, Building Re-Employment Capacity, and Enhancing Well-being for Older Adults in the Digital Economy” for international exchanges and cooperation as approved by the 2022 Budget and Management Committee of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) with a fund of $140,531.

The application for the project was organised and completed by the Open University of China (OUC).

The project passed the final review in October 2022. It involves investigating the current situation of digital literacy and skills of the older adults in 21 APEC economies, aiming to upgrade the digital literacy and skills of older adults and enhance capacity building for employment of older adults in the digital era.

In addition, the contents of the project include developing and designing micro-credentials courses with global vision for digital literacy and digital skills; holding online-offline integrated international conferences and releasing background research reports and micro-credentials courses; and summarising the experiences of the project, making policy suggestions, and sharing optimum practices.

Reprinted by OUC Network from People’s Daily Online