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  • Social inclusion
  • Higher Ed (formal)
  • Teacher training

This course forms part of the ERASMUS+ project NEXUS (2019-1-ES01-KA203-065861,, running from 2019 to 2022, that focuses on empowering students to exercise their rights, uphold human values, and contribute constructively to the society around them and the global community in general through digital citizenship strategies.


It is made up of six modules (five "content" modules and one wrap-up module) and requires approximately 25 hours of study time, 4 hours a week on average for a total duration. The modules are the following:

  • Module 1. Introduction to active digital citizenship: what it is and why it matters.
  • Module 2. Key basic skills for Digital Civic Participation.
  • Module 3. Monitoring public policy that affects you.
  • Module 4. Connecting and engaging for social impact.
  • Module 5. Foster local participation: smart communities and digital participation.
  • Module 6. Wrap up and get ready for action.

It is a self-study course. The course content is based on videos, readings, links to case studies and tools, and complementary readings/extra material.

Registration, participation and access to all materials are free of charge.

Title Civics 4.0: active citizenship and participation in the digital age
Date launched

1st ed.: 4/05/21

2nd ed. Permanently open as an OER since 12/01/2022
Status (Ongoing, forthcoming) Ongoing
Type of Resource
  • MOOC
  • Higher Education
  • Social Inclusion
  • Teacher Training
Online or Blended Online
Learning outcomes At the end of the course and the use of the material of the project, learners are expected to:
  • Understand the concept of active digital citizenship and civic engagement;
  • Know what skills you need to master and what civic tech tools you can use to safely inhabit digital space as an activist;
  • Be able to monitor public policy and use civic-tech for accountability and transparency;
  • Be able to connect with people in the community and identify civic-tech tools for advocacy and campaigning;
  • Increase your capacity to participate effectively and responsibly in your community by relying on citizen engagement platforms that connect citizens to decision makers;
  • Put in practice what you have learnt through the course for the design of a digital citizenship project at the micro-level.
Target group The MOOC is intended for anyone, especially students from diverse backgrounds, who are interested in digital civic education and digital participation.
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan It is a self-study course. Registered participants can access all the materials and self-assessment exercises.
Learning assessment Self-evaluation
Recognition or certification of learning The course is free. However, to receive a certificate or badge, there is a fee.
Europass Aligned with all basic Europass fields
Financing and sustainability model The initiative is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The future plans for financing and sustainability are that it will be remain as an Open Educational Resource (OER) in the UNED Abierta platform, MOOC platform from UNED, coordinators of the project.
Leading Organization UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Contact Person Timothy Read This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Beatriz Sedano Cuevas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain