Introducing a Tool for Teachers: Questionnaire for Assessing Digital Skills and Data Literacy Competencies

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, it is imperative for educational professionals to acquire digital skills and competencies that align with the principles outlined in DigCompEdu. Specifically, the need for data literacy and responsible use of digital competence has become increasingly crucial in today’s data-driven academic environment.

To address these pressing needs, we publish an open tool for data fragility auto-assessment, and process mapping in data academic management. By utilizing this tool, educational institutions can effectively detect privacy gaps and raise awareness about data fragility in the treatment of academic data.

The objectives of this innovative tool revolve around evaluating teachers’ perceptions and proficiency in data literacy, privacy policies, data protection actions, and data management processes. The key objectives include:

  • Analyzing data literacy proficiency concerning policies, actions, and processes to ensure the privacy, security, and confidentiality of students’ data.
  • Mapping data academic management processes with a strong focus on data protection.
  • Identifying flaws and gaps related to data fragility in data treatment processes.
  • Detecting needs for digital skills, competencies, and knowledge to mitigate data fragility issues in data academic management

The implementation of this tool empowers them to protect the privacy and security of students’ data while mapping their data academic management processes to identify and address any gaps that may exist. Ultimately, the questionnaire for teachers serves as a powerful resource to foster policy updates and enhance data treatment practices.

When administering the questionnaire, several crucial dimensions will be assessed, including Processes, Awareness, and Skills. Teachers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Awareness of the school’s privacy policies.
  • Understanding and awareness of data privacy issues.
  • Proficiency in digital skills and competencies.
  • Regular contact with the Data Privacy Officer to resolve doubts, ensure compliance with data privacy actions and report any data breaches.
  • Designing activities that prioritize the protection of students’ data and privacy.
  • Utilizing technology that guarantees students’ data privacy.

By actively engaging with this questionnaire, teachers will be able to gauge their own digital skills and data literacy competencies. This, in turn, facilitates a proactive approach to safeguarding the privacy and security of students’ data, while fostering an environment that promotes responsible data management and protection.

The questionnaire is available in different languages and can be downloaded from Zenodo’s project: SPADATAS Teacher Questionnaire

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