More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission on 25 September unveiled ‘Opening up Education’, an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020.
Based on its research CEPIS puts forward the following conclusions and key recommendations:
1. The young talent that Europe needs is lacking – promoting the IT profession among young people is essential.
2. Continuous Professional Development needs to play a greater role and should be targeted to existing and anticipated e-competence gaps.
3. Career paths with defined training and education requirements are needed.
4. All countries urgently need to address the gender imbalance
5. The e-CF should be applied as a pan-European reference tool to categorise competences and identify competence gaps.
The three first generation Internet billionaires had a hard time finding people with the right qualifications and skills.
Therefore this privately owned school wants to train 150-200 students through a three year program in web programming, web design and other disciplines of the sector.
The document looks at how ICT is being used in educational processes and incorporated into curricula before focusing on its role in enabling the development of innovative teaching methods. It also examines the promotion of transversal as well as job-related key competences, and the role of ICT in this process.
One of the key findings of the report shows that there is not a great disparity between schools in availability of ICT equipment but that there is still a lack of educational software and support staff. Teachers usually acquire ICT-related skills during their initial training, but further professional development is less common but needed.
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture,Multilingualism and Youth indicates that “The solution to an effective use of ICT in education, however, is not technology itself. Most European countries have made significant investments over the last years with a view to ensuring universal access to ICT, with considerable success. The focus of today’s policy in the field should now move to advancing our understanding of how the new technologies are and can best be used in schools to support learning, and what are the barriers in the way of success.”
- Digital animator /2D-3D specialist
- Digital Media Designer
- e-Learning Designer
- Internet e-Comerce specialist
- Internet Hotline Operator
- Online Community Manager
- Usability specialist
- Web and multimedia master
- Web content manager
- Web content / multimedia developer
- Web designer
- Web Marketer
- Web Seller
The profiles have been generated by the following initiatives:
-The EQF i-Serve project. The EQF i-Serve project aims at helping training organizations to develop trainings that correspond to the needs of the industry and are based on emerging knowledge, skills and competences description standards that guarantee comparability across Europe. The profiles are based on the e-Competence Framework of CEN.
-The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) under the EUCIP programme. EUCIP creates confidence in a pan-European skills standard for ICT Professionals, helps to close the IT skills gap, and increases the labour market value of certified practitioners.
– CompTIA TechCareer Compass, a worldwide Information Technology (IT) repository for resources critical in attracting, training and developing properly skilled IT workers.
The results can be found in the « Compare Qualifications Frameworks » page, where it is possible to compare how national qualifications levels of countries that have already finalised their referencing process are been linked to the EQF.
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