Living in a Digital World: Identity & Connectivity (#DigitalWorldIdentity )

The use of digital content has now arrived in all aspects of everyday life. Thanks to smartphones, laptops and computers, we are always accessible. In this course you will learn how to benefit from the internet – in terms of searching for information, sharing and reusing content and reflecting one’s online identity.

What do you learn in this course?

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • search effectively for information in print and text formats, blogs, microblogs by developing a critical perspective
  • explain intellectual property and the basics of copyright and open access
  • create and share relevant information and use emerging technologies to do so
  • reflect on how you currently use, share, remix, and distribute information
  • describe your goals when using the www
  • reflect upon how they are perceived in the www
  • consider your own online social identity, and the social identity or identities of others
  • switch between professional and private identity


Credentify is a decentralized micro-credentials clearinghouse powered by a blockchain network across European universities allowing safe transfer of millions of micro-credentials as smaller units summing up into ECTS credits. This empowers European students, educational workers and universities across Europe to make the accreditation of their traditional learning experience fast, dynamic, safe, reliable, transparent and accountable.

Credentify ensures that micro-credentials are certified and mapped to European qualifications frameworks and can scale into other forms of Higher Education. Credentify therefore empowers students and universities with equitable knowledge accreditation by allowing it to be more fair and flexible in its delivery. Credentify is built on native European technologies, extensive policy and research analysis and is integrated with ESCO to maximize impact in the European Education Area and Digital Single Market.

CC-Lizenzen und Open Educational Resources

CC-Lizenzen, OER, Potenziale von OER, OER Plattformen


Assessing Learning Using Technology

Technology is a powerful ally for teachers, especially in measuring student learning. With the use of digital formative assessments, teachers can expedite their ability to provide student feedback in real-time. Also, students are interacting with their assignments, receiving teacher input, and invested and motivated in their learning.

Learning Objective

  •  Assessing Learning addresses measuring student learning using technology, using both formative and summative approaches.

Learning Analytics

Whereas assessments look at the performance of learners or groups of learners, learning analytics takes this notion a step further. Learning analytics leverages a wide range of data about learners and their behaviors to help determine the optimal learning environment.

Information Trap Manager – EN

Information Trap Manager is an adventure and strategy game simulating a university campus. It has interface in four languages (Bulgarian, Italian, Swedish and English) and provides middle and advanced Information Literacy competences for undergraduate students. Learning in the game is attained through students’ dormitory, student’s caffe, students’ club, library, examination centre, classrooms and knowledge center. Players have to roll the dice and keep moving around the campus board in order to explore the eight learning outcomes and to face series of challenges related to Information Literacy. The timing Information Trap Manager allows an easier use for trainers from an organizational point of view. The game provides quantitative and qualitative feedback.

Using Kahoot in a fully online lesson

Kahoot is a very popular tool that is usually used in class to check the understanding of the students. The easiest way to use Kahoot is to project the questions onto a screen so the students can see and they simply answer the questions by using their telephones. It has become one of the most popular technologies for using in the classroom and adding to lessons. It is ideal for formative study. For example we can use it at the beginning to check students’ understanding on a particular topic or we can use it to revise and see if they’ve understood the content. Kahoot has several different question types as well, so it is possible to have multiple choice questions, or true or false questions.

What are animations?

Congrats on learning how to make drawings with your programming skills! Now you’ll learn how to turn those drawings into animations, with only a few more lines of code.
First, though, let’s talk about what an animation is. How could you make an animation without programming?
You could make a bunch of drawings on pieces of paper, then flip those pieces of paper so the drawings go by in a sequence, and it would look like an animation. Well, it’d look like an animation if those drawings were each just a little bit different from each other.

Drawing basics

We’ll explain how to draw circles with code (JavaScript and ProcessingJS), and then you’ll get to try it yourself in a challenge.

Digital Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessments are about checking for understanding in a meanigful way to guide instruction. They are used throughout instruction instead of at the end of the chapter or unit. If formative assessment is done well, the instructor will slow the instruction down when he or she notices that the students “didn’t get it” and then reteaches or reviews the material.

Formative assessments are not a “gotcha” quiz meant to punish students for behaviors they might be displaying. Instead they are about guiding where instruction needs to go next. They should be used frequently, and while or after students learn a new idea, concept, or process.

In the past few years, developers have been busy creating a variety of quality formative assessment tools. I have picked four different formative assessment tools that I have showcased in this lesson.

Your job is to view the four tools in this lesson first.  Then use the list that is linked at the end of this lesson and choose at least 2 or 3 formative assessment tools that you have not yet tried with students. Explore the tool indepth and complete the activity you are asked to do.