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Digital literacy and competences as essential life skills


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This is a presentation I gave at the Learning, Innovation and ICT workshop organised by the EACEA and the European Commission at Online Educa Berlin 2009

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Digital literacy and competences as essential life skills

  1. 1. Digital literacy and competences as essential life skills Learning, Innovation and ICT workshop Online Educa Berlin, Dec 2 nd 2009 Deborah Arnold, Project manager eLene coordinator Vidéoscop – Université Nancy 2, France
  2. 2. Who & what do I trust ? ... Mainstream media…
  3. 3. Even so …
  4. 4. Official agencies ?
  5. 5. Multinational companies ?
  6. 6. Bloggers ? “ This was really valuable information and the fact that it didn’t come from a news source made it even better.”
  7. 7. To pay or not to pay ?
  8. 8. In my inbox last week …
  9. 9. Is this me ?
  10. 10. Or this ?
  11. 11. Or this ?
  12. 12. Key competences <ul><li>communication in the mother tongue </li></ul><ul><li>communication in foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>digital competence involves the confident and critical use of information society technology (IST) and thus basic skills in information and communication technology (ICT)” </li></ul><ul><li>learning to learn </li></ul><ul><li>social and civic competences </li></ul><ul><li>sense of initiative and entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>cultural awareness and expression </li></ul>Knowledge, skills and attitudes [ …] fundamental for each individual in a knowledge-based society.
  13. 13. Competency eLene working definition: “ The complex system actions that integrate knowledge, practical skills, attitudes, value orientation, emotions and other social behavioural components that together can be mobilised for effective action” Guasch, T. et al, (2006), ‘Criteria for ICT-supported Higher Education Teachers Training’ Competency as skill Socially situated competency ability to perform roles and carry out tasks according to standard expectations McClelland 1973; Pearson 1984; Spencer and Spencer 1993, cited in Eraut 1998.. … it is the actors themselves, their expectations, who determine and shape the content of the competencies required to perform successfully in individual professional contexts Messick 1984; Gonzi et al. 1993, cited in Eraut 1998; Westera 2001.
  14. 14. i2010 initiative : e-inclusion Riga target: halving digital literacy disparities (2006-2010)
  15. 15. e-inclusion : Groups at risk <ul><ul><li>81% of age group 65-74 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>72% of retired / inactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62% of those with low-level of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of age group 55 – 64 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… have NO Internet skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secondary digital divides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People in disadvantaged groups use Internet less intensively </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Education & Training 2010 programme <ul><li>ICT cluster – key messages: </li></ul><ul><li>Do not plan for ICT: plan for transformation </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is an enabler for learning in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, equity or innovation </li></ul><ul><li>A new focus on the critical use of digital media in teacher training is needed </li></ul>
  17. 17. eLene-TLC ( 2007-2008 ) Université Nancy 2 Politecnico di Milano Bremen University Université Paris-Dauphine UOC Maria Curie Sklodowska University Utrecht University Finnish Virtual University Umeå University Preparing higher education for the ne(x)t generation of students
  18. 18. eLene-TLC : Educational ICT competency framework for HE
  19. 19. Needs and expectations of netgen students <ul><li>Are ‘net-generation’ students really … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fast and impatient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning by doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>result-oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social and interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-taskers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visually oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connected and mobile </li></ul></ul>Quality of information ++ Social and interactive + Design -
  20. 20. Key issues & challenges Critical thinking Trust Confidence Media / Digital / Information Literacy eGovernment eHealth Lifelong Learning Citizenship
  21. 21. Thank you … Deborah Arnold Project manager Vidéoscop-Université Nancy 2, France [email_address]