How to strengthen digital citizenship through open data?

Wednesday 16 June 2021

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What does “digital data” mean? What are these numbers telling us?

Digital data introduced a unique transformation in our communication habits. Understanding data and their meaning is fundamental for a responsible, respectful, critical and competent use of digital technologies. The term onlife, created by Professor Luciano Floridi, defines the current reality where it is no longer possible to make a clear distinction between the digital and the analogical dimension (Treccani, 2019). Public authorities, civil society, parents, schools have the joint responsibility to make the Internet a safe source of knowledge, communication, skill development and job opportunities, empowering students with the competences needed for learning and actively participating in the digital world, overcoming the risk of a digital gap.

Addressing the need for improving digital data literacy in education, D3 project partners are now finalising a cutting-edge, open training course for secondary school teachers, in line with the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp 2.1), the Competence Framework for Educators (DigCompEdu), and the findings and recommendations provided in the Comparative Review on the use of open data in school education.

The course will offer a series of activities, hints for reflection and open data tools to promote digital data literacy in secondary education and overcome the digital gap still existing in our societies. The contents are structured according to two levels of expertise, Explorer and Expert, in 4 modules:

  1. Information & Data Literacy;
  2. Digital data (content) creation;
  3. Communication & collaboration through open data;
  4. Problem solving with open data.

Are you interested in improving your competences to use digital data in your teaching?

For more information about D3 training, you can contact Simona Sglavo:

About the project

D3 – Developing Digital Data literacy is cofinanced by Erasmus+ programme, KA201 – Strategic Partnerships for school education.


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