NORDIS has developed an approach to Digital Information Literacy (DIL) that will serve as a key tool to combat information disorders in the Nordic countries and in Europe. The DIL approach addresses upskilling and knowledge needs across multiple sectors and groups and is based on pedagogical fact-checking.
Digital information literacy is defined as the ability to access, manage, understand, integrate, communicate, evaluate, create, and disseminate information safely and appropriately through digital technologies. Digital Information Literacy involves a dimension of active and civic engagement with the digital world and promotes active citizenship.
The Finnish fact-checker Faktabaari, with the support of the University of Helsinki, developed a
Digital Information Literacy Guide for citizens in the digital age features ways to understand and pedagogically approach the complexities of digital information disorder. It is a basic guide for citizens in the digital age. The guide can serve as a learning material in educational contexts or inspiration for experts addressing various challenges of information disorders to wider public.
The Guide will be further tested and supplementary educational material developed with the NORDIS fact-checkers, supported by the research partners, for the benefit of the citizens of their respective countries and in cooperation with the EDMO literacy community.
In 2023, Faktabaari produced the FactHacker video series, summarizing the main findings from the Guide for a broader audience.
In the second phase, the University of Helsinki will pilot an academic Digital Information Literacy course for master level communications students. More information here.
For further ongoing literacy resources see:
- Faktabaari (FI)
- Tenk (NO)
- TjekDet (DK)
- Källkritikbyrån (SE)
For more information: edu(at)faktabaari.fi