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The GROOVE Intelligent Tutor

The GROOVE intelligent tutor will give you step-by-step instructions for preparing a digital action plan based on a self-assessment of your organisation’s digital capacity. Let’s answer the questions with integrity and honesty, and leave the rest to us. At the end of the assessment, you will be provided with comprehensive recommendations for digital transformation which you can discuss with your organisation’s management.

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The GROOVE eLearning space is here!

The GROOVE eLearning space is here!

The online learning space will serve as a one-stop-shop providing instant access to the full suite of the learning resources, and other OERs that will be identified as useful in the preparation phase. All the material that will be developed during the project’s lifecycle will be uploaded in online learning space in a user-friendly way. The online learning space will host training material in different forms that the VET providers, teachers/trainers, educators, and other relevant stakeholders will be encouraged to access and benefit from in order to learn more about the DigComp framework.

Sign in or create an account to get free access to the digital transformation intelligent tutor and online learning space. The educational platform includes a self-assessment of your organisation’s digital capacity and a recommended digital action plan, an interactive training package for VET providers, OERs for digital tools and resources, and an eService forum for networking and exchange of good practices.

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Basic pillars of digitalisation

The Digital Transformation entails some crucial parts of the VET sector including:

  • Integration of digital technology & Infrastructure: It consists of the provision of modern digital equipment, and digital transformation processes, as well as opening up to new opportunities and requirements (i.e., the capacity to store, extract and process data while satisfying the requirement of trust, security and fundamental rights).
  • Human Capital: The formation and development of digital competence for all the participants (educators & learners) in the educational space.
  • Connectivity: According to the Broadband Coverage in Europe, each and every EU member has to maintain some specific broadband coverage objectives that are essential to support any digitalisation-related goals.
  • Modes of Learning: The use of remote learning, online learning (synchronous & asynchronous) and self-directed learning.
  • Innovation & Absorption: It is interrelated to the aims of digitalisation, and by increasing the level of innovation we promote sustainable development, economic growth, prosperity, and citizens’ welfare. Innovation also depends on the ability of the organizations to access, recognize and absorb knowledge from various sources, which is the absorptive capacity of the company. The concept of open innovation and the concept of “connect and develop” (C&D) sets the knowledge access and absorption activities at the core of the innovation development process.
  • Growth culture: A growth organizational culture consists of employees that build their mindset and capacity to see through blind spots and acknowledge problems and potential solutions.


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Why is Digitalisation in the VET sector important?

The use of digital skills in education significantly influenced the quality of education as well as its forms and methods as they have altered the way people communicate ideas, learn and work. Yet, digitalisation in the educational sector is a phenomenon that still requires new knowledge and skills to remain aligned with the rapid technological progress, the needs of the market, and the competences required for individual learners and workers to excel.

The VET sector, similar to most industries today, is being challenged to remain aligned with the rapid technological changes and the digital world. With extensive lockdowns due to COVID-19, this digital transformation accelerated in the past years. Nowadays, due to the aforementioned reasons, the professional activity of labourers incorporates an additional intellectual component associated with working with advanced electronic devices, artificial intelligence systems, computers etc. At the same, not only the learners’ but also the educators’ digital competences need improving. As a result, the issues of digital transformation for educational institutions became highly important.

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Read in EPALE: Manual for the Digitalisation of the VET Sector

Digital Transformation is a key priority across all major EU directives and policies. The European Commission has prioritized digital skills development and recognized education and training stakeholders as key players in making innovations mainstream to meet the education sector’s needs.

The Toolkit is a practical guide that can be used by VET providers/trainers as supplementary material to advance their professional practices towards digitalisation. In particular, it provides knowledge and understanding of digitalisation in the VET sector, the importance of vital digital skills for educators and learners, and how to develop a digitalisation strategy.

This Toolkit aims to build the capacity of VET professionals to design and develop a digital action plan. Also, is contains strategies that aim to enhance educators’ digital skills and learners’ digital literacy. Another aim of this Toolkit is to allow VET providers and learners’ to reflect on their digital readiness and improve their digital skills in order to align with the technological progress and market’s needs.

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Read in EPALE: Digitalize the VET sector now!

What is Digitalisation? Why is Digitalisation in the VET sector important? What Digital Transformation entails? What are the basic pillars of digitalisation?

Discover the answers to these questions in our new blog article in the EPALE platform. EPALE stands for the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe. It is a multilingual, open membership community. EPALE is the hub for news, reports, events and discussion on Adult Learning across Europe, and invites teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, and policy makers to get involved.

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GROOVE Transnational Training Event in Nicosia

The GROOVE project consortium along with the associated pool of VET trainers met in Nicosia between 30th of May – 1st of June 2023 for the Learning, teaching, and Training Activity!

The main objective of the training was to train VET providers/trainers to the methodology of the project, the GROOVE Toolkit (R1), the intelligent tutor and open learning space (R2) so as to be able to design and implement digital action plans in their national countries.

Based on past experiences and expertise, the training brought front-line professionals together from the partner countries and established a community of practice which was fundamental to the growth and development of the project. This training event also uncovered the potential for further transnational cooperation between participants, which can produce opportunities of mutual support to overcome issues of their local settings.

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