Digital Skills Insights 2019

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Providing new insights and enhancing knowledge among the ITU stakeholder community in the growing field of learning and skills development in the digital era, this third issue (previously called "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment") features eight articles from international experts in this field, which take a critical and analytical approach towards the subject of capacity and skills development.



The use of reference frameworks to support digitally competent citizens – the case of DigComp

Reference frameworks for digital competence create an agreed vision of what is needed in terms of competences to overcome the challenges that arise from digitization in almost all aspects of our lives. Examples at the global level are the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens1 by the European Commission and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) work through the Media and Information Literacy framework (MIL)2. Both were developed around the same time and both have a common goal to enable people to develop digital competence to support their life chances and employability. Reference frameworks such as these two create a common understanding through agreed definitions and set vocabulary that can be consistently applied in all tasks from policy formulation and target setting to instructional planning, and assessment and monitoring.


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