Data Literacy at the interface of higher education and business

The project is an Erasmus Plus - Knowledge Alliance - with 14 partners from 6 different European Countries and coordinated by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche.

DATALIT aims at:

  • offering to university students across different Faculties, the opportunity to reach a suitable level of data knowledge that they can use and apply appropriately and diversely throughout their personal and professional lives,
  • Narrowing the gap between business and academia and putting EU enterprises in direct contact with potential future employees or business partners properly trained to exploit data effectively.

To meet this challenge, DATALIT will develop and pilot an approach based on a long-term partnership of academia, business and educational partners. After an in-depth research phase, aimed at identifying best practices and experiences of data literacy inclusion in EU higher education and better understand the needs and expectations of the target groups (students, HE professionals, and employers), the partners will define a common understanding of data literacy as competence and design a syllabus to orient the creation of data courses. In parallel, the partners will develop a digital learning environment to integrate the class-based courses and a sound validation and certification system connected to the EQF, ECTS and EUROPASS systems. The Universities involved will pilot the outputs developed and by students that will have the opportunity to apply their data skills through internship experiences in EU enterprises.