Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is becoming an increasingly integral part of European education policy. Now that alphabetization goals and media competence seem to have been achieved, the next challenge is just around the corner: How, where, and in which educational stage can or should people acquire digital literacy in order to be able to act in a world of digital capitalism with the same routine and awareness as in the analog world? Do we need new competencies for this and, if so, what should they look like?

These and other questions will be discussed in a panel focusing on higher education. In addition, it aims to ask how digital literacy can be taught comprehensively across the various academic programs, so that graduates can operate critically and reflectively in, for example, a world of surveillance capitalism or a digital health system. At the same time, it is also important to clarify what the universities need to look like, both pedagogically and technically, in order to teach digital literacy profitably.

The working language of the Panel will be German.


Lukas Jürgensmeier (TechAcademy)
Veronika Pöhnl (ADILT, Universität Konstanz)
Stefan Göllner (Stifterverband, KI-Campus)