Digital and online learning

Digital skills and learning

The ETF supports policymakers in the partner countries to design and implement digital skills and learning strategies to modernise vocational education and training systems to meet today's challenges and opportunties, and particularly in response to the emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our campaign #LearningConnects has been launched to highlight the many innovative initiatives which emerged in education and training and to help communities overcome the impact of mobility restrictions due to emergency measures. Learn more about the campaign and visit the Open Space community.  

The ETF is contributing to EU and international dialogue regarding effective integration of digital technologies in education and training, and the development of digital skills and competence standards which be of even greater importance in the future. 

Raising awareness amongst policy makers and practitioners about the use of EU developed tools, such as SELFIE and the EU Digital Competence Framework for citizens and the Digital Competence Framework for Educators can support distance and online learning and enhance the quality of education provision overall.

The application of SELFIE can serve as a diagnostic tool at school level for improving digital readiness and advancing teachers’ digital competence. Promoting a bottom-up participatory approach, we also assist with pilot projects to develop digital skills for teachers and trainers and promote online collaboration and networking, including sharing of EU and international good practices.