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D3 Digital data project receives quality label award

open data imageD3 – Developing Digital Data literacy, is an Erasmus Plus project (2020-2023) examining the importance of teaching data literacy in schools.

After review and evaluation from the Erasmus unit, we are delighted to announce that D3 has been awarded the Erasmus Quality Label from the Flemish national agency EPOS (Eposvzw)  for the work undertaken .

D3 related to the need for information literacy for all citizens in Europe. Eradicating present-day problems such as the rise of populism and mis-information in all its forms and dimensions is one of the greatest challenges faced in Europe.

D3 sought to integrate open data, digital skills and democratic engagement in schools.

The D3 project produced four outputs for schools and teachers:quality label

IO1: Review school curricula and qualifications, open data tools
This review relates to the EC Digicomp framework and provides a capacity building tool by identifying opportunities to integrate open data and digital data tools into secondary schools and responsive to “digital data skills” gaps. Download the review

IO2: Teacher Training Course
The training course focuses on competences related to digital technologies and data literacy in initial and continuing teacher education and training
Module training units  —  An introduction to the training – Download training materials (6 languages)

IO3: Teaching resources on democratic engagement and open data
These teaching resources provide blueprints for teachers to use digital data and information tools to help build critical engagement and active citizenship.
Open Data Tools – D3 Lesson Blueprints

IO4: A Gallery of Case studiesttf image
These demonstrate pedagogical approaches for developing digital data literacy in secondary schools.
Explore the Gallery

Find out more about the follow-up open data project “Teaching the Future” which has developed a data dashboard, data tools, training materials, a pedagogical/curriculum analysis and other resources related to the challenge of accessing open data when teaching about climate change.

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Training course on digital data literacy

digital data literacy imagePartners in the D3 project have created a professional teacher development course focusing on competences related to digital technologies and data literacy.

Based on the framework of the research undertaken (a a review of open data, school curricula opportunities, qualifications and digital skills) at the start of the project and on DigComp (key competences for citizens) and DigCompedu (key digital competences for educators) as defined in Europe by the European Commission, a training course focusing on digital data literacy and its connection to critical thinking and democratic engagement has been created for use in initial and continuing teacher education and training.

The course deals with digital skills, open data as well as digital citizenship in empowering young people to engage in critical discussions and debates about issues that concern them.

literacy skills diagramIn earlier work the YouthMetre open data tool based on EU open data on youth ;policies generated by the YouthMetre project has been used as the basis for the D3 development, applying it in school contexts in European curricula.

Five modules have been created:

  • Introduction – Digital Citizen
  • Information and data literacy
  • Digital content creation
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Problem solving – the 15 minute city

The training course has been produced as an open, online resource.

Explore the online training course.

Short course on disinformation

SMaRT-EU short course on disinformation available for all

The SMaRT-EU Project has the goal to create a Social Media Resilience Toolkit. SMaRT-EU is an intergenerational project providing tools, suggestions and resources to train young people, older people and also the intermediaries who work with them. The purpose is to inform and develop the intermediaries who work with these groups.disinformation graphic

A short blended learning course has been produced on misinformation, fake news, algorithms, pedagogic attitudes, etc. The course is freely available to all and for participants to take the course at their own pace. Participants can follow only part of the course or all of it– choosing the topics that are most valuable for them. The course also offers the possibility to quickly get access to some theoretical concepts and/or to dive deeper providing extra exercises and tools.

The course content relies on many of the outputs and lessons learned from the SMaRT-EU project, as well as the experience and knowledge of partner organisations; for example from the workshops and focus groups conducted with educators, youngsters and elderly people.

The course has 5 modules:

  • “Introduction” a brief description of the topics that will be covered in the course, how the course works.
  • “What is fake news and why do people believe it”, some theoretical concepts on fake news, and why people believe news that is not trustworthy.
  • “What is the role of social media”, the mechanisms behind search engines and social media platforms.
  • “Different approaches for different groups”, working with elderly people or youngsters or intergenerationally.
  • “Our own power and responsibility” emphasises that each and every one of us can have an impact and play a role in this story.

Follow the course – select Curriculum to start