What is DigCompEdu

DigCompEdu is a scientifically sound background framework which helps to guide policy and can be directly adapted to implementing regional and national tools and training programmes.

The DigCompEdu framework is directed towards educators at all levels of education, from early childhood to higher and adult education, including general and vocational education and training, special needs education, and non-formal learning contexts. It aims to provide a general reference frame for developers of Digital Competence models, i.e. Member States, regional governments, relevant national and regional agencies, educational organisations themselves, and public or private professional training providers.

Area 1 is directed at the broader professional environment, i.e. educators’ use of digital technologies in professional interactions with colleagues, learners, parents and other interested parties, for their own individual professional development and for the collective good of the organisation.

Area 2 looks at the competences needed to effectively and responsibly use, create and share digital resources for learning.

Area 3 is dedicated to managing and orchestrating the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning.

Area 4 addresses the use of digital strategies to enhance assessment.

Area 5 focuses on the potential of digital technologies for learner-centred teaching and learning strategies.

Area 6 details the specific pedagogic competences required to facilitate students’ digital competence.

The Framework also proposes a progression model to help educators assess and develop their digital competence.

It outlines six different stages through which an educator’s digital competence typically develops, so as to help educators identify and decide on the specific steps to take to boost their competence at the stage they are currently at.

Redecker, C. European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu. Punie, Y. (ed). EUR 28775 EN. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2017, ISBN 978-92-79-73494-6, doi:10.2760/159770, JRC107466 https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/digcompedu