Scope of the CUMILA project

Curriculum Guide of Media and Information Literacy for Adults

In order to use the digital world freely and independently, a certain level of digital literacy is required. Companies are collecting data, creating profiles and algorithms make decision that are affecting us without us having any influence, and while we are creating our own social echo chambers, political motivated groups instrumentalizing the internet to influence our opinions. The intermediation of media literacy is an important task for today`s society.

The goal of this project is to develop a media and information literacy training curriculum for adults. The curriculum defines the requisite knowledge and competences to reach digital maturity. Adults should learn how to use the digital world in a self-determined and self dependent way.

The outcome of the project is a written document imparts the necessary knowledge and a collection of materials, links and further documentation. This will give educational and training institutions a guideline when they define their trainings and further educations and allow them to improve the quality of their own training and workshops. Educators will increase their skills and competences by learning about topics related to digital inclusion, digital citizenship, and media power, so they can take advantage of the new digital society tools and services to be included in their own subject.

There is already a lot of training material and practical exercises available. Within the project existing material from different sources will be collected, reviewed and merged into concrete knowledge building blocks.

The curriculum is divided into modules that cover all the major topics related to digitalisation by focussing on various subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Basic knowledge about the internet, the underlying business models and the opportunities and risks of the digital world
  • Basic technical knowledge about handling and administration of technical devices
  • Conscientious interaction with the internet, social media channels and own data
  • Awareness about privacy and data protection, including conscientious interaction with the internet and social media channels
  • Understanding the concept and impact of echo chambers and algorithms as well as how fake news and opinion making mechanisms are working

We would like to exchange our experiences, learnings and best practises and develop a universally valid guideline in close collaboration with our partners…

The 6 Modules

Everything you need to know is written down in individual manuals. Divided into 6 main topics, you will find all the knowledge you need for your own media literacy.

The Cumila Wiki

The wiki system is the heart of the project. ‘It contains the module manuals for download as well as learning materials and teaching units for all modules.

The Partners

Learn more about the partner consortium of the CUMILA project. Get to know the 3 project partners from acrosse Europe (Germany, Spain and Austria)

Call for contribution!

The CUMILA Wiki is not a one-way street. You are welcome to contribute your own learning materials and lessons. Support CUMILA by contributing to the project.

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