|What is Digitalisation?
Digitalisation refers to the integration of cutting-edge digital technologies as a way to help organizations, society, and the market to improve the efficiency of their operations, make automation possible, and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities. Yet, due to economic reasons (i.e., lack of funds), inaccessibility (i.e., for people that are located in rural areas, or people with low socioeconomic status), and other social reasons (i.e., people that belong to vulnerable social groups) not all individuals are able to easily improve their skills in accord with the technological progress. To provide a solution for this problem, and as an initial part of the digitalisation in the VET sector, both learners and educators are expected to develop new skills and knowledge in order to stay up to date with technological progress and market needs. This will increase both educators’ and learners’ competences, productivity, and efficiency in their current and future roles.
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.
What Digital Transformation entails?
Some of the most crucial parts of digital transformation in the VET sector are:
What are the basic pillars of digitalisation?
Read more in EPALE: https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/blog/digitalize-vet-sector-now