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If you know how important media and information literacy is in business, get in touch with us. As well as designing courses and training programmes for employees, we can also facilitate customised sessions, for example, corporate event exercises or activities that combine critical thinking development with new digital skills. There are dozens of options to choose from. Maybe you want your brand, or one of your products, to identify with and join this new movement for critical thinking and the need to develop skills for consuming digital content responsibly? If so, contact us! We’ll find a way for us to work together.
The new Audiovisual Communications Law in Spain recognises that the competition authority, CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia), is required to produce a report every three years outlining “the media literacy measures adopted by state-level audiovisual communication service providers and video-sharing platform providers, in line with Article 10.5 of Spanish Law 13/2022 (7 July)”. To comply with this, the Audiovisual Division of the CNMC requests detailed information on the media literacy measures implemented by TV operators over the last three years. Criteriomil can help advise on what information to include, as well as preparing a strategy that includes all the measures needed to adhere to this new law.
Since the adoption of the new Spanish education law (LOMLOE) in 2021, digital competencies have really come into the spotlight, and it has become clear that the current IT coordinator and educator profiles that exist are not the most suitable for coaching these new skills. With digital competency, the aim is to cultivate students’ critical mind and their knowledge of digital content. This includes optimising how they navigate, search and filter content and information based on their reliability. Criteriomil can help show students how to protect their personal information, and how to understand and manage their digital identity, while, at the same time, improving their digital content creation skills and how they consume information online. Media and digital literacy education can be widespread and can be incorporated into many academic subjects, or, it can be implemented as specific modules into the school curriculum (with weekly, monthly, one-off, etc. sessions). The really good news is that students’ motivation during these training sessions is very high!
In May 2022, BOE, Spain’s official gazette for legal publications, posted updates to the framework associated with digital competencies for educators. Now, teachers and all those concerned with education have a clearer way of demonstrating their skills and their commitment to keeping their digital competencies up-to-date. By identifying six key areas and monitoring each area’s progress, it’s much easier to spot shortfalls and see where teachers need to improve—this is similar to how English language proficiency is measured in Spain, from A1 to C2. At Criteriomil, we work on all of the areas described in the new framework and strive to improve teachers’ skills relating to digital content, media literacy, cybersecurity and content creation, as well as increasing their knowledge of digital tools for the classroom.
According to a study from March 2022 by the Spanish centre for a digital economy and society ONTSI (Observatorio Nacional de Tecnología y Sociedad), 98% of children aged between 10 and 15 in Spain use the internet on a regular basis, be it on a computer, tablet or phone.
They of course need to know how to use the technology needed for their educational activities, but this knowledge must goes way beyond solely being able to use a device on a superficial level. We need to help them. Nine out of ten 13-year-olds own a mobile phone. They’re often much quicker than their parents at checking out their friends’ recommendations or realising what appeals to them. As a parent, it’s up to you whether you want to be more restrictive, or if you’d prefer to let them figure it out for themselves. However, in order to choose the right approach for your children, the best thing you can to is to know what options are available to you. We can’t guide them if we don’t have the right skills or know-how.