Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe

How do you measure digital skills? How do you work out whether a candidate for a job has the skills and competences that they will need to do the work?

Letting people self-assess their skills can seem like a simple solution, but it brings a big risk that they will misjudge their abilities. This new position paper from ECDL Foundation shows the danger of relying on self-assessment to demonstrate digital skills.