Digital Civic Engagement Syllabus and OERs

The Digital Civic Engagement Syllabus and OERs provide educators with a complete set of resources for introducing digital civic engagement into their teaching in a structured way that complements overall learning objectives. As higher education can be carried out in different environments (continuing education, under-graduate & postgraduate), the OERs have been designed so that educators can use them in a very flexible way. Feel free to add to them, remove certain slides or keep them as they are!

The pedagogic guide for the Digital Civic Engagement Syllabus and OERs is designed to aid educators on how to use the OERs, what content is covered within the Modules, and how the information could be taught. The pedagogic guide also explains the relationship of the OERs to IO1 & IO2 and guidance on how to use them together. Learning objectives of the Modules is also discussed, with cross referencing to competency frameworks such as DigComp & EntreComp.

There are six modules in total:

Module 1 – Digital Civic Engagement – the potential at the intersection of technology and new media

Module 2 – Where are the opportunities for students?

Module 3 – How to set up a digital civic engagement project

Module 4 – How to manage a digital civic engagement project

Module 5 – How to finance and fund your project including tech focused models

Module 6 – Marketing your Civic Engagement project, cause and collaboration