Guidelines on the adoption of DigComp

Author: Stefano Kluzer (ERVET, Italy); Editor: Gabriel Rissola
Year: 2015
Type: Guidelines
Project: Annual Conference

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The guidelines present the examples of use of DigComp and propose recommendations on a better training alignment with DigComp as well as designing new assessment tools for end users.

Digital competence is one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning identified by the European Union. This competence is becoming necessary for a satisfactory and safe daily life, for active citizenship and employability. Until recently, there was no common understanding of what these skills, knowledge and attitudes are. A multitude of learning opportunities of ICT skills for citizens, typically focused on enabling them to use specific computer applications and online services, exist in formal, non-formal and informal settings in Europe. Most of them however do not reflect a sound and shared view of digital competence.

To address this problem and create a common language between the worlds of education and labour market, the European Commission developed and published in 2013 what is now known as the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, henceforth DigComp.