Check&Design. Digital Information Literacy and collaborative learning at school

The topic of the course is Information Literacy: the MOOC is an Open Educational Resource tailor-made to enhance students’ capacity to spot fake news, to trace back to the source of information, to understand the info spreading processes.

The course is developed within the Eramsus+ Project “Check and Design” Digital Information Literacy and collaborative learning at school 2020–1–IT02– KA201-079985.

Objectives and contents

The impact on teachers and students will be the improvement of Information and data Literacy as recommended by the “Digital Competence Framework 2.0”

The course, will also enhance the knowledge related to the following issues:

  • Media and News
  • Algorithm
  • Search
  • Copyright 
  • Source
  • Online Participation

 The course modules, to sum up, will provide information and tools related to:

  • Reflecting on information and how digital change this concept
  • Browsing, searching and filtering data, information and digital content
  • Evaluating data, information and digital content
  • Participating and contributing as producers in the digital environments

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Frequenza e Attestati

Attestato di Partecipazione


Social Sciences

Ore di Formazione




Modalità Corso





7 Settimane



Stato del Corso

Auto apprendimento

Avvio Iscrizioni

28 Nov 2021

Apertura Corso

13 Dic 2021

Inizo Tutoraggio

13 Dic 2021

Fine Tutoraggio

25 Mar 2022


26 Mar 2022

Chiusura Corso

Non impostato

The aim of the MOOC relays on the enhancement of teachers’ and students’ ability to spot fake news, trace back the sources of information, understand the information spreading processes and promote a responsible use of the internet.

Throughout the course, the students enrolled will work on how:

  • to articulate information needs; 
  • to search for data, information and content in digital environments;
  • to access them and to navigate between them;
  • to create and update personal search strategies;
  • to analyse, compare and critically evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content.

In particular, the impact on teachers foresees their improvement in:

  • enabling learners to plan, monitor and reflect on their own learning, provide evidence of progress, share insights and come up with creative solutions;
  • using digital technologies for formative and summative assessment and enhancing the diversity and suitability of assessment formats and approaches;
  • generating, selecting, critically analysing and interpreting digital evidence on learner activity, performance and progress, in order to inform teaching and learning;
  • using digital technologies to provide targeted and timely feedback to learners;
  • adapting teaching strategies and providing targeted support, based on the evidence generated by the digital technologies used;
  • enabling learners and parents to understand the evidence provided by digital technologies.

Interest and basic knowledge on Digital Literacy.

Carretero Gomez, S., Vuorikari, R. and Punie, Y., DigComp 2.1 (2017). The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens with eight proficiency levels and examples of use, EUR 28558 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

McDougall, J. (2019) Fake News vs Media Studies: Travels in a False Binary. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

The MOOC will be technically assembled in order to turn it into a free available OER. Each module offers video lessons, thematic in-depth resources, e-tivities (learning proposals) to be adapted in the classroom, digital materials for further deepening each topic, a final test. Different uses of the MOOC will be allowed in schools: blended, online and self-paced instruction; Peer&Media education activities.

In order to obtain the Attendance Certificate, to pass the final tests of the first 4 modules is mandatory. The “Source” and “Online Participation” modules, instead, are available as additional material, whose tests are not mandatory for the final certificate.