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Die digitale Grundbildung an österreichischen Schulen fördern mit digi.skills education | Newsbeitrag von bit media education GmbH

Digital literacy has become an integral part of Austrian schools. Since the introduction of the eponymous subject in the 2022/2023 school year, all students must be taught how to use digital media and technologies. After the introduction of ChatGPT and other AI-generated tools, it is a social concern that the next generation learns about the opportunities, but also the risks, of social media, artificial intelligence and computational thinking. Our newly developed e-learning package digi.skills education addresses exactly this issue and offers a tailor-made teaching tool for the compulsory subject “Digital Basic Education” in six modules.

The compulsory subject “Digital basic education”

In order to prepare students for the challenges of the digital world, the compulsory subject “Digital Basic Education” has been introduced in Austria. The legal basis was published at Federal Law Gazette II No. 267/2022. The subject covers various aspects of digital education with the aim of providing students with comprehensive digital skills. The goal is to prepare the next generation for the challenges, opportunities and threats of the digital future.

The curriculum is based on the core subject concept of the Frankfurt Triangle, which looks at teaching content from three perspectives:

  • technical-medial (T) with the basic question: What are the structures and functions of digital and media systems, technologies and tools?
  • socio-cultural (S) with the key question: What social interactions occur through the use of digital technologies?
  • Interaction-related (I) with the key question: What forms of interaction are there in the use, action and personalization of digital media?

In addition, the curriculum for the compulsory subject has five areas of competence:

  • Orientation: Analyzing and reflecting on the social aspects of media change and digitization
  • Information: Responsible use of data, information and information systems
  • Communication: Communicating and collaborating using information and media systems
  • Production: Create and publish digital content, design algorithms, and program: Decompose problems, recognize patterns, generalize/abstract, and design algorithms
  • Action: Evaluate and responsibly use opportunities and options for action in a digital world.

Source: Federal Law Gazette II No. 267/2022

digi.skills education as a customized teaching tool

digi.skills promotes and strengthens digital literacy, which is more than ever a key factor in education. Our digi.skills education e-learning package enables students to acquire the necessary skills in the use of digital technologies, preparing them for the challenges of the modern world.

The learning package offers a wide range of modules aimed at teaching basic digital skills. From staying safe online and using social media to programming and coding, students receive comprehensive training in a variety of digital topics. All units are designed to be interactive and provide real-life examples to enhance the learning process. The built-in Action Tips also provide students with suggestions to try out and apply what they have learned. Built-in level recommendations simplify and encourage targeted use in the classroom.

The modules at a glance:

The first module provides a foundation for working with digital devices. Students learn the basics of file management, email communication, and the fundamentals of word processing, presentation tools, and spreadsheets.

This module provides information about the different types of media and how they should be handled. In this module, students also learn the basics about artificial intelligence and filter bubbles.

Search engines, search results and personalized searches are part of the third module. The basics of data protection, data backup and data recovery are also taught.

Digital collaboration and digital communication are the focus of this module. What does digital identity look like and what influence do social networks have? The fourth module of digi.skills education deals with these questions as well as responsible data exchange.

The language of computers is introduced in this module. Students deal with the term “computational thinking” and simple program creation.

The final module covers both – the hardware and software of digital devices. In addition to the basics of how to connect networks and encrypt data, this module also shows the economic factors that must be considered when building and using digital devices.

Test it now!

Check out our new course package with our free demo version:

For more information about the digi.skills ai course package, please visit the digi.skills website.

Our Sales Manager Denise Ragger will be happy to assist you with your order or any questions you may have.

Denise Ragger, MA


Phone: +43 664 80 670 725

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