Together with the Vision for a European Education and COVID-19 crisis, which has heavily impacted education and training, has accelerated the change and provided a learning experience. Learn from the COVID-19 crisis during which technology is being used at a scale never seen before in education and training.
Digital change is one of the European Commission’s priorities, as expressed in its flagship initiative a Europe for the digital age. In the updated Action Plan, the Commission takes up the lessons learned from the pandemic and sets out a long-term vision for digital change in education and training in the EU. The two strategic priorities of the plan are:
- The use of digital technologies in education (“A high-performing digital education ecosystem“)
- The training of the necessary skills (“Digital skills and competences for the digital age“)
The objectives of these long-term priorities include
- Improving the digital infrastructure in the education sector
- Improving the quality of learning resources for online learning
- Increasing the efficiency of learning processes
- Making learning outcomes easier to demonstrate
Fourteen concrete activities or initiatives are identified to achieve these objectives. The fourteenth initiative proposes the development of a “European Digital Education Hub“. This should enable EU-wide exchange in digital educational cooperation, network national authorities, disseminate the results of EU-funded projects, enable the exchange of digital learning content and develop appropriate policies to promote digital literacy.