Relationality Is the Key: The Family of Digital Competencies’ Catalogues and Their Potential Applications

  • Małgorzata KisilowskaEmail author
  • Justyna Jasiewicz
  • Anna Mierzecka
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


The family of digital competencies’ catalogues (DCCs) is being developed as a tool for diagnosis and evaluation of digital competencies of different social groups. It is built on the relativity theory and the concept of functional digital competencies. Different methodologies have been used in the project: desk research, field studies, FGIs and IDIs with experts and professionals. Three DCCs has been developed so far. The most universal DCC framework is currently being applied by the Polish Ministry of Administration and Digitization in information literacy diagnosis and education projects, as well as a benchmark for e-integration programmes within the Operational Programme Digital Poland - 3rd Axis. The other relates to the needs of the 50+ group, considering different levels of their ICT skills and the specifics of their status. The third refers to the SME sector: information competencies, needs, and professional practice of Polish entrepreneurs.


Digital competencies’ catalogue Digital competencies Information competencies Information literacy Relativity theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Małgorzata Kisilowska
    • 1
    Email author
  • Justyna Jasiewicz
    • 1
  • Anna Mierzecka
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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