Among practitioners using digital tools in education there is a lively debate on the innovative contribution of digital education to pedagogy. Learning processes might be qualitatively poor although integrating technology. Remind all the boring Powerpoint afternoons you experienced once. On the other hand educational processes designed without using new technology might also be experienced as insightful, innovative or really helpful. Think about inspiring facilitators you met, good questions that you were thinking about long after a seminar or class took place, or an interesting text.
Digital and analogue
Digital and analogue are not counterparts. Both are today integral part of our cultural practice. The discussion in education and learning needs rather to focus on the synergies between both than on the (often too constructed) differences between the two forms.
Digital and analogue together open a wide range of new possibilities, such as simplifying things organisationally, being able to respond to special needs, bringing the world into the learning space, stimulating communication and cooperation, or designing learning processes across individual educational offerings that are closed in format.
Concepts like immersion or experiments with augmented reality are illustrating also the huge potential of technology for a new way of cultural expression and perception.
When media and technology are tools like didactic approaches are, then also the question regarding the intended socio-political goals is important. Education needs to explore here the digital transformation from a meta-perspective. The learning "about" digitalisation becomes relevant. From an active citizenship and participation perspective we need to draw attention also to "for" what kind of digital transformation I am pleading.
Holistic Digital Transformation Learning
- Learning for digitalisation: co-determining the digital transformation in society.
- Learning about digitalisation: social, cultural, economic impact of digitalisation in society.
- Learning through digitalisation: digital learning, digital tools and services.
Resources from the Community: Digital & Media Competence
DIGIT Manifesto and guidelines for adult educators
Boost Competences for responsible online identity
DigComp 2.1: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens
One of EU's key competences for lifelong learning
Digital Competence of Educators
What has digital competency to do with you as a teacher or educator?
DigComp into Action
A guide on how to make use of the DigComp framework
Travel Guide to the Digital World
B. Hogge, Internet Policy and Governance for Human Rights Defenders
Security in a Box
Tactical Tech Collective's online toolbox
Tactical Tech Collective's introduction into tracking technologies
A Strategy Manual for Human Rights Defenders including an additional trainers' manual.
Tech for Good
Possibilities and limits of using digital instruments in international development projects of NGOs
12 good practices that will inspire you collected through Evens Foundation
Inspiring ways to involve parents in digital education collected through Evens Foundation
How to think and act with images?
Working with movies
Resources from the Community: About Digitalisation
Defining concepts of the digital society
Alexander v. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom
Publications on enabling a free, open and accessible Internet space as part of promoting comprehensive freedom of expression online and offline.
Internet Universality Indicators
Digital Transformation in Adult Learning
Project DIGIT-AL (DARE network)