We live in an increasingly digitised world. Tasks that used to be done on paper are now mostly done digitally and online. For example, contact with authorities, tax returns, travel and booking systems, shopping and other tasks, and last but not least, social contacts and networking with families, friends and work colleagues. In order to understand and perform such tasks, digital competencies (DC) are crucial as society becomes more and more digital. For this reason, the European Commission launched already the DigComp framework for citizens a few years ago.
The project DISK (Digital Immigrants Survival Toolkit) is based on DigComp, and with updates from DigComp2.2. DISK (Digital Immigrants Survival Toolkit) aims to develop adults’ lack of digital skills. The DigComp2.2 framework was released March 22, 2022, which had been announced in a previous blogpost here. The five areas area about Communication and Collaboration, Digital Content Creation, Safety, Problem Solving and Information and Data Literacy.
DISK (Digital Immigrants Survival Toolkit)objectives are to create, implement and evaluate 15 modules covering different specific topics from the everyday life of digital immigrants as a “Digital Immigrants Survival Kit” (DISK), to use Flipped Learning 3.01 as a training approach, to create an innovative self-assessment tool based on competency-based self-assessment mandalas, to create a transferability and implementation guide, to flexibly transfer the results and outcomes to other European countries and finally to publish the modules of the DISK toolkit as Open Educational Resources (OER). The two-year project will be finalized in June 2022.
DigComp 2.2: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens – With new examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes
The Digital Competence Framework for Citizen (DigComp) provides a common understanding of what digital competence is. This publication consists of two main parts: The integrated DigComp 2.2 framework includes more than 250 new examples of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that help citizens engage confidently, critically, and safely with digital technologies, as well as new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI)-driven systems. The framework is also provided in alignment with the Digital Accessibility Guidelines, as creating accessible digital resources is an important priority today. The second part of the publication provides an overview of the existing reference material for DigComp and consolidates previously published papers and references. DigComp2.2 can be downloaded from here
Citation: Vuorikari, R., Kluzer, S. and Punie, Y., DigComp 2.2: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens – With new examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes, EUR 31006 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2022, ISBN 978-92-76-48883-5, doi:10.2760/490274, JRC128415.