DigCompEdu Competence area

2.2 Creating and modifying digital resources

Progression Level

Expert (B2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

Creation of educational content for learners,students and third parties.

Target group

Online content creators and Teaching Institutions


  • PC/laptop
  • Internet connection
  • Joomla’s latest version


Joomla! It is a free and open content management system (CMS) meaning it allows you to display and upload content to share as preferred. It can be used for educational content creation and made available to learners, colleagues and other third parties. Users can upload and store relevant learning material and information in various forms (e.g. texts, videos, tables, calendars, links, images).

How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

Selecting digital resources for creating content to share – B2

 A key feature of an effective teaching tool is the selection of instrumental materials that meet the needs of students. Writing is one of the five critical communication skills and can improve spelling and grammar. It is essential for employment, further education, participation and personal fulfilment. Process Writing is an approach for teaching writing skills, that allows the teacher and the students to go through the process of producing a text together. Incorporated with this strategy peer assistance and setting product goals increase its success.

Learning situation:
Educational content creation in the form of a class assignment on creative writing.

Planning your lesson and website content:
Joomla can be used as interactive user interface in and outside the classroom. Teachers can collect material to, support this creative writing process. Cautions to be taken when it comes to copyright issues infringement laws when displaying constant online.


Step 2

Creating and modifying digital resources

Decide on your working approach for content creation over-time

Consider the content collection method:
For example documenting the creative writing process to upload on the Joomla.

Teachers considers the specific learning objectives:
This way you can incorporate periods during lessons for the assignments. For plan ahead the scheduled time, upload a lesson plan and homework instructions.

 Considers possible restrictions to use the digital resources related to technical requirements


Accessibility and suitability:
Teachers and students may need equipment to access the website both in the class and outside the class environment.

Step 3

Managing, Protecting and sharing

Teacher shares educational content and experience:
Related to the course on Joomla! By creating pages that can be viewed by registered users only (students, potential students and colleagues).

 Takes measures to protect sensitive data and resources:
Copy right infringement laws will be checked before

Considers issues related to access:
Takes into account the resources available for participants outside of the classroom as well as inside the classroom environment

There is more…

Developing content can be at one’s own pace. Teachers can add of their own content e.g.  writing blog-style articles and updates about what is going on in their classroom.


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