The Urgency for Digital Literacy

Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference

The relationship of young people with the media and technology they use and trust to secure information is of great relevance to our ongoing research and projects.

3CL participates in Education Training on Virtual Reality applications

A team of trainees representing the 3CL Foundation was in Madrid in June 2022 to participate in the first in-person learning, teaching and training activity (LTTA) organised by the VRTeacher Project.
SIDS Webinar on Renewable Energy

Partnerships for SIDS Webinar: Renewable Energy Sources and Water Management

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 ‘If working apart we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it’ – Sir David Attenborough addressing COP26 Summit delegates Renewable energy and the importance of…

Education, Media, and Technology in a Post-Truth World: An Analysis

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‘Introduction to Media, Technology and Education in a Post-truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’ was launched on the 8th July 2021. This collection of essays is edited by 3CL director Alex…

Reading Between the Blurred Lines in a Post-Truth Era

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The following article is a preview of the book Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society authored by academic and strategist Dr Alex Grech. We are living in an age where information is at our disposal quite literally at our…

Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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Girls and women are still subject to prejudice, biases, social norms and expectations when it comes to pursuing education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The UNESCO groundbreaking report Cracking the code: Girls’…
Two Female Students during a Robotics / Engineering Class

Breaking Barriers and Societal Misconceptions

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When one thinks of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and people who specialize in said areas of expertise, perhaps a reflex reaction is to think of male experts. At least, that’s what society has conditioned…

Social Justice Education post-Covid 19

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In July 2021, 3CL organized a series of three 90-minute webinars on the theme of “Social Justice Education post-Covid 19". The webinars were coordinated by Professor John P. Portelli, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and Chair of the 3CL Board of Administrators.

Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society

Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society is a newly-published collection of essays edited by Dr Alex Grech. The book levers on the 3CL's work on the post-truth society and digital and media literacies.
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VRTeacher European Project kicks off

The kick-off meeting of the European project entitled "VRTEACHER - Virtual Reality-based Training to improvE digitAl Competences of teacHERs " took place between Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June 2021. The 3CL Foundation is one of the partner…
Covid-19 education

Series of online workshops on Post-Covid Social Justice Education

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The 3CL Foundation, together with the Commonwealth of Learning, is organising a series of three workshops with the title "Justice Education in a Post-Covid-19 World".  The aim of this workshop series is to create a meaningful conversation…
OSCE

3CL to contribute to OSCE debate on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society

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Dr Alex Grech, the Executive Director of the 3CL Foundation, has been invited to join an expert panel convened by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society. The event will be hosted by the  on the 25th June 2021, starting at 1330 CET.

OECD publishes its Digital Education Outlook 2021

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The OECD Digital Education Outlook 2021 includes a chapter on the blockchain in education, focusing on case studies engaged with the issuing of academic credentials to a blockchain.
Educause 2021 report

New EDUCAUSE Horizon Report published

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The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition takes stock of the changes that have been brought by the Covid-19 pandemic in higher education. It has to be seen whether these changes, the include widespread use of e-learning,…

Blockchain in Education: Processes for Implementation

Educators from India, Mauritius, Botswana and Nigeria in higher education and TVET institutions joined a 3CL workshop and prepared strategy documents for their respective organisations with a focus on blockchain curriculum or verifiable credentialing.

One Planet, One Health

On June 5th 2021, the United Nations commemorates  World Environment Day (WED), highlighting the urgent need for greater global awareness and action to protect our environment. The five past decades are testimony to the interconnectivity and interdependence of the human, animal and environmental spheres.   This extends to health, often framed as the ‘One Health’ Approach.
How AI, ML and digital games can change student learning success

DEL4ALL Thematic Workshop on AI, ML and digital games in education

About the event On the 30th April 2021, 3CL hosted a DEL4ALL Thematic workshop focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in everyday life and the changes underway for educators and learners. The workshop also addressed the impact…
Digital Literacy for Educators Lab Africa MOOC

Free course on Digital Literacy: the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators in Global Perspective

Governments and agencies around the world are calling for greater digital literacy. Education remains central to this mandate. This second offering of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators engages with global issues and explores how these relate to the need for enhanced digital literacy skills.
Improving the education system

Improving the education system by bringing together innovation and the mainstream

Next on the DEL4ALL video interview series, we discussed the main aspects of a good quality innovative education system by bringing together innovation and the mainstream with our project expert Dominic Orr.
"Choose to Challenge"

“Choose To Challenge” – International Women’s Day

"Choose to Challenge" - This year's International Women's Day focuses on gender equality, and how we can help forge a gender-equal world while celebrating women's achievements and raise awareness against bias.
ILO

3CL signs partnership agreement with the ILO and COL

3CL has signed a collaborative agreement with the ILO and the Commonwealth of Learning focusing on education, digital and vocational education and e-learning.
DEL4ALL Women in Science World Cafe webinar

DEL4ALL women in science world café webinar

On the Women in Science International Day, 3CL hosted a DEL4ALL World Cafe webinar where panelist speakers shared their expertise and achievements in the field of emerging technologies for education.
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Europe’s fight against Covid-19 disinformation continues

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The European Commission has reported on the success of its effort to curb disinformation related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is now being extended to cover information related to vaccinations. The Commission published a set of reports…
Mozilla Internet Health report 2020

A healthier internet is possible according to Mozilla

“In a challenging year for the world, the internet helped us and harmed us like never before.” - with this bold statement Mozilla introduces the 2020 Internet Health Report which looks back at a year consigned to history as the year of the…
International Day of Education

The pandemic overshadows the International Day of Education

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The International Day of Education was celebrated on 24th January 2021 with an estimated 91% of students without access to their school as a result of the pandemic.  Education is considered as a fundamental human right and sanctioned by…
Inclusive EdTech ecosystem for the 21st Century

An Inclusive EdTech ecosystem for the 21st Century

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DEL4ALL video interview with Märt Aro, the Chairman of the Board of the Nordic EdTech Forum on an Inclusive EdTech ecosystem for the 21st Century
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Defining Small Island Developing States

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The year 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has marked the start of a new era. It highlighted the geo-strategic relevance for small states in physical insularity and limited connectivity. Malta, being small and an island nation, was able to adapt…
DLLE Module 5

Module 5: Digital Consumption

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This marks the final module of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators course and arguably the most important given the challenging online information landscape now regularly highlighted by world events. Here, Dr Emma Pauncefort digs deep into…
Flagship technology projects

Flagship technology projects in the EU

The Common flagships projects for blockchain and education in the European Union online event engaged 36 digital education experts from all around the world, introducing the European Commission supported EBSI, Europass, and EDCI projects.
DLLE Module 4

Module 4: Digital Creations and Creators

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Module 4 of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators (DLLE) MOOC scrutinises what it means to be a digital creator within the context of netizenship. It strips back to the bare bones what it means to create fairly and responsibly (and legally)…
DLLE MOOC Module 3

Module 3: The Attention Economy and Information Disorder

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Module 3 of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators (DLLE) MOOC expands upon the twin sketches of the far-reaching opportunities and challenges we face when we go online, as explored at the end of Module 2. Discussion of what we understand by…
COL MOOCS

COL relaunching two essential MOOCs

Due to popular demand, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is relaunching two MOOCs starting Today, 23 November: Cybersecurity Training for Teachers and Mobile Learning with Multimedia. Registration is free and open now.  Why are these MOOCs…
Lifelong Learning - UNESCO

Lifelong learning is a common good and human right – UNESCO

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A recent report by UNESCO envisions lifelong learning as a common good and a human right, a major shift that should be completed by the year 2050. The report ‘Embracing a Culture of Lifelong Learning’, published by the Institute of Lifelong…
Module 2: Digital Literacy and Society

Module 2: Digital Literacy and Society

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Module 2 of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators (DLLE) MOOC offers a unique socio-cultural narrative on the development of our digital world since Tim Berners Lee and Robert Caillau’s 1990 proposal for a system to share information digitally.…
Introducing DLLE

Module 1: Introducing the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators

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The Digital Literacy Lab for Educators (DLLE) was conceived as a course of continuing professional development for educators the globe over. It was a collaborative project between Dilectae, a UK-based education consultancy established by Dr…
Our Digital Creation & Consumption Landscape

Our Digital Creation and Consumption Landscape

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How do we prepare learners to cope with disinformation, fake news, and radicalization on digital media platforms? While lies circulate the internet, facts, opinions, and biases do as well which is why the digital landscape must be understood.  Lie…
AI in School Education Webinar

AI in School Education Webinar

Learn to Machine Learn and the Institute of Digital Games (University of Malta) is hosting a two-part webinar on 3 November 2020 at 15.00 CET for researchers and educators to present their current projects related to AI and digital games in…
Technological tools and their potential use in the educational sector

Technological tools and their potential use in the educational sector

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As part of the DEL4ALL video interview series, we discuss possible technological tools and practices that can be used in educational settings with Glib Konotop, the Business Development Director at Unicsoft, an IT solutions firm delivering AI…
The Urgency for Digital Literacy

The Importance of News Literacy

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Why do we need news literacy?  Nowadays, it is easy to create, publish, and share information that may or may not be true, resulting in the spread of fake news. From causing mistrust, confusion, hatred, violence, and fear, fake news leads…