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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28th November 2021: the first Day of the Mediterranean

28th November 2021: the first Day of the Mediterranean

In November 2020, the 42 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean declared the 28th of November as the official Day of the Mediterranean calling upon the entire Mediterranean community to celebrate the lasting legacy of this age-old agora of cultural dialogue, wisdom and humanism.