Digitally – Competent Educational Organisations

A European framework to promote Effective Digital-Age Learning

All different levels of education incorporate digital technologies in different ways and complexity. But the revolution brought by the digital transformation, especially at educational level is yet to be fully achieved. How educational institutions can be sustainable and adapt their educational offer? How they can exploit their full potential and catch the innovation of the digital technologies?

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, issued a Report “Digitally – Competent Educational Organisations” (DigCompOrg) addressed to educational organisations (i.e., primary, secondary and VET schools as well as higher education institutions such as Universities, University Colleges and Polytechnics) to self-reflect on their progress in integrating and effectively using digital learning technologies. The framework aims to:

  • facilitate transparency and comparability between related initiatives throughout Europe and play a role in addressing fragmentation and uneven development across the Member States.
  • encourage self-reflection and self-assessment within educational organisations as they progressively deepen their engagement with digital learning and pedagogies
  • enable policy makers to design, implement and evaluate policy interventions for the integration and effective use of digital learning technologies.

The digital/pedagogical capacity of educational organisations can be developed or enhanced using tools like the DigCompOrg, which will allow them to reflect on their own state of development and competence in the use of digital learning technologies and to plan further improvements. DLEARN is made of many different organizations which belongs to the educational sector. Therefore we recognise the need of a more structured framework to assist educational organizations in being sustainable in the digital era and provide the necessaries skills and competences to learners, thus they can be competitive in the job market.