Because developing the digital skills of all Europeans is essential to ensure the digital transformation of the European Union, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel recently presented a new Digital Education Action Plan. It outlines the shared European vision built by 2025 on quality, inclusion, human rights, gender equality, and green and digital transitions. Digital education is important to ensure the EU’s competitiveness through the upskilling of the workforce, but how can it increase people’s awareness about disinformation and digital knowledge of AI applications? The action plan aims to apply the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and set out a long-term vision for the digital transformation of education and training in the EU. What will this new digital strategy look like in practice? Has the EU earmarked enough investment from the Next Generation EU and other programs, such as Erasmus+? How can Member States work together to adapt their education and training systems to the digital age, including making online learning on secure platforms available to all?
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck : “Digital divide? Digital transformation is more than just software and hardware. Due to inequalities, children are disappearing from the education grid. We need to empower young people” / “When it comes to #digitaleducation we need to ‘take the sting away’ to avoid imposing from above and to get involved with the teachers on their level to understand the real day to day issues that they are going through.#DigitalLiteracy is key”
Anne-Sophie Collard: “To be attractive, #Digital Media education needs to be entertaining and informative! We need to train teachers to be experts to use all the digital media environment.”
Svenia Busson: the founder of @LearnSpaceParis details the importance of #EdTech and the incredible startups that exist to help children through #personalised #learning with #AI. #digitaleducation
Giorgio Ventre: “For the #EU to keep the pace of the global market in #digital education and change the European digital landscape it is crucial to develop a European approach focusing on schools, universities & research.” / “What about a digital tax? We need to call for a shared & practical approach. Global companies can have a very positive impact in the #EU by investing in Europe, developing technologies and creating innovation.”