Internet affects every field including the educational processes and while enriching the teaching processes, it offers teachers and students unlimited social, cultural and personal opportunities.
However, effectiveness of the internet in the teaching process depends on the information literacy skills of the students and their ability to use the internet efficiently.
Therefore, students in all fields in secondary and high schools must certainly be trained to have competencies to enter information sources, to obtain accurate knowledge and to gain the ability to compile and to comment.
Technological devices, such as computers and mobile phones, are common for everybody and they are possessed and used easily. The pandemic process has proved that students cannot access all kinds of correct resources and programs in the digital world and cannot compile and interpret information with their mobile phones and computers.
Before students start university, they must be taught learning in the digital world. Otherwise, it is known that students starting university are not successful enough. Therefore, digital information literacy needs to be taught to students before entering university.
In order to teach these abilities to all students in secondary and high schools, compulsory digital information literacy courses that will be designed according to a modern curriculum should be given in the first year of each school.
There are three main purposes in this project:
1) prepare a course curriculum to be used in all in secondary and high schools for digital information literacy courses in cooperation with and the experiences of partner countries.
2) improve the digital literacy of teachers with short-term National Education courses.
3) develop the academic abilities of the students in digital information literacy before starting university.
IO-1 On-line course for schools and trainers to teach digital information literacy. All digital education and training materials of the project will be available to be used or downloaded for adaptation.
IO-2 education modules and course curricula to teach students' information literacy in digital environment. This course curriculum will be available on the project web and training pages and will be used by schools and teachers who will teach the course.
IO-3 mobile application aimed at students and other target groups so that they can reach all kinds of teaching and training programs.
IO-4 book for distance education in print and digital form containing all the outputs that will be produced during the project lifetime.
Year: 01/06/2021 - 31/05/2023
Reference number: 2020-1-TR01-KA226-SCH-097703
Title: Building a learning culture for the digital world (BDW)
Aydin Efeler Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, TR – coordinator
Eurocultura, IT Italy
Aydin Adnan Menderes Universitesi, TR
Institut Saumurois de la Communication, FR
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi, TR
Experimental Lyceum of Agioi Anargyroi, GR
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Students’ and teachers’ Digital literacy in Italy
BDW Training Needs Analysis report