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Digital Education Policies in Europe and Beyond: Key Design Principles for More Effective Policies | European Commission

An interesting report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for Science on effective digital learning strategies.

This report offers policy-makers in digital education evidence on how, at the national or regional level, policies can be designed and implemented to foster digital-age learning.

The presented findings are the result of a mixed methodological design comprising four parts: desk-research on digital education policy, the identification of national and regional policies worldwide, six in-depth case studies, and an expert workshop. The discussion of the cases identified and studied in depth leads to the formulation of eight core-guiding principles, which can serve as a reference point for policy-makers for the design and implementation of digital education policies.

  • Follow a holistic approach targeting systemic change
  • Establish both a long-term vision and short-term achievable goals
  • Deploy technology as a means not an end
  • Embrace experimentation, risk-taking and failure
  • Consider the importance and the limits of impact assessment
  • Involve all stakeholders in a structured dialogue
  • Let schools and teachers have a say
  • Build up teaching competence

Download a pdf of the full report here: Digital Education Policies in Europe and Beyond: Key Design Principles for More Effective Policies | European Commission

Related reading: Learning and Skills for the Digital Era | European Commission

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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