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EU seeks feedback on digital education and skills


Universities have a “lack of capacity and expertise in teaching advanced digital technologies”, says Commission

The European Commission has launched two calls for feedback on its plans to transform digital education in the EU—one focused on “enabling factors for success” and the other on improving the provision of digital skills.

Both consultations have been launched to prepare a proposal for recommendations from EU member state governments in light of the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan, which aims to make education in the bloc “fit for the digital age”.

In higher education, the “problem” the Commission aims to tackle is a “lack of capacity and expertise in teaching advanced digital technologies and delivering specialised [digital] programmes”, according to the skills call document.  

“While higher education institutions tend to be better connected and equipped [than schools], there are additional problems with interoperability across platforms and services, and access to high-quality digital education content,” the Commission said in the digital education call document.

Another issue the Commission wants to address is unevenness in digital education across Europe. It said it would recommend targeted measures including on the provision of high-speed connectivity and digital technology solutions.