European Commission’s Corner – December 2017

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators published

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) has just been published to guide educators at all levels of education with a model that would allow them to assess and develop their digital competences in teaching.

Blockchain in Education

This report introduces the fundamental principles of the Blockchain focusing on its potential for the education sector. It explains how this technology may both disrupt institutional norms and empower learners, and proposes eight scenarios for the application of the Blockchain in an education context, based on the current state of technology development and deployment.

European Economic and Social Committee Opinion on digital skills and new forms of work

“Digitalisation will change our working life dramatically. We have to act now to ensure that the appropriate skills are available for the future”, the EESC said in the opinion “Provision and development of skills, including digital skills, in the context of new forms of work: new policies and changing roles and responsibilities”. Download the document here.