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Digital learning

Digital and media literacy is about making sure learners have the necessary skills to benefit from technology. The Platform fosters the need to address the digital gap as not everyone benefits from these new possibilities. In 2010, only 39% of Europeans used the Internet for training and education related activities, with huge disparities across countries. Learners need to be digitally skilled before they can actually benefit from the potential offered by new technologies and to engage into further education.

Main barriers are technological, but also linked to attitudes, interests and abilities. Therefore, the Platform supports the plea made by the European Commission for an integrated and collective approach to the digital agenda in its “Opening Up Education” Communication. New technologies represent both a challenge and a great opportunity, especially to support a cultural shift in the way we teach and learn in Europe.

Digital learning also implies the idea of learner-centred, self-directed learning and other innovative learning practices such as blended and hybrid learning, and the creation of new learning environments such as P2P (Peer to Peer learning) and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). This enables learners to determine their own learning speed and path. A key issue is then to recognise and validate the learning taking place online as well as digitial skills themselves.

Resources

  • Meeting of Ministers of Education: Citizenship education in the digital era

    The Lifelong Learning Platform attended the high-level Meeting of Ministers of Education of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, organised under the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The meeting took place to address the theme “Citizenship education in the digital era”, at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris.

    LLLP was represented by its President Luis Costa, who addressed the Ministers and highlighted the importance of a lifelong learning approach to […]

  • DIMELI4AC project concludes its research on digital media literacy in schools and plans the next steps

    DIMELI4AC partners met in Hannover on July 11-12 to wrap up the results of their first nine months of collaboration. After conducting extensive research on the state of digital media literacy in four countries, it was time to evaluate the work done so far and plan the next few steps ahead.

    DIMELI4AC is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of digital media literacy and critical thinking skills among students aged 10 to 15 with the […]

  • CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners look forward to the publication of Comparative Report on coding and STEM skills for primary schools

    CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners met in sunny Heraklion (Crete) on June 24-25 to discuss the results of their first six months of work and plan ahead for the development of teaching materials combining coding skills and robotics.

    CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote robotics in primary schools as an interactive and engaging channel to introduce kids to coding and STEM skills.

    Over the past few months, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners have been busy researching the status quo of […]

  • DIGIT Focus groups report – Infographics

    During the first phase of project DIGIT, the partners organised three online or face-to-face focus groups in their countries (Poland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia and Spain), gathering various stakeholders to assess their awareness and competences on digital identity related issues. At the meetings, the participants – educators, policy-makers, parents and digital experts – explored the four main issues previously unveiled by the project team together:

    Management of personal account and image
    Online safety and security
    Digital citizenship
    Internet and its side effects

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  • LLLPlatform working with international Consortium to advocate for boosting competences for responsible online identity

    On the 17-18th of May, DIGIT partner UPI, an Adult Education Centre, hosted the 2nd DIGIT partner meeting in in Žalec, Slovenia where partners got together to discuss upcoming project steps. After a series of FOCUS groups carried out in the partner countries, the data gathered is feeding into the development of the DIGIT Manifesto “Tips on how to stay safe online” which is being put together by Dlearn (European Digital Learning Network) based in Italy. The second part of the […]

  • LLLP reflection on “Educate to Create” conference: taking steps towards a learner-centred approach

    On 19-20 April, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised its flagship conference on digital skills “Educate to Create: from Digital Consumers to Digital Creators”. The one and a half day conference focused on how to promote digital creativity among learners, with attention to issues such as teacher training, gender equality, internet connectivity for schools and rural areas, and cooperation of educational establishments with industry and non-formal education. The conference was attended by both national […]

  • LLLP Annual Conference Report published

    The Annual Conference 2017 took place on 31 May and 1 June in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s topic is “Education in a digital world. Reducing inequalities through lifelong learning”. The challenge of education in a digital world commands us to open education as widely as possible to include all, through flexible pathways and innovative thinking in order to enable all to adapt to yet unknown developments. The two days in Tallinn have brought us vibrant inputs, valuable contributions and […]

  • Survey on future development in Education and Training in the era of digital transformation

    Dlearn in cooperation with the European Association of Career Guidance and the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators promotes a survey to collect trends and ideas about the future development in Education and Training in the era of digital transformation. The initiative is part of the Digital Skills and Job Coalition’s pledge awarded to Dlearn.
    We are keen to understand your point of view as we promote a bottom-up approach for this survey, that will be shared among all European […]

  • Modernising Education in Europe: Assessment and Next Steps

    On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out its vision for ensuring a high quality education for all. The Communication on improving and modernising education emphasises the strategic of importance of education in the EU. Investing in education represents society investing in its people and its future. The Commission recognises the achievements and progress of education and training systems across the EU in recent years. At the same time, the latest results of the OECD PISA survey, […]

  • Getting Skills Right

    Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs. Shifts du to digitalisation, globalisation, demographic, as well as other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This OECD report identifies effective strategies for improving labour market information on skill needs and ensuring that this information is used effectively to develop the right skills.

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