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Digital literacy

In addition to technical skills, digital education also means being able to use digital media in a competent and reflective manner and is a key qualification for participation in modern society. Dealing consciously and responsibly with data and critically evaluating sources of information is one of today's cultural techniques such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Check out your digital competences with the "Check"

Digital literacy is therefore a must on the way in the future. However, 40 percent of people in the EU have no or little digital education - the result: Every second person finds it difficult to get employment. These facts must be counteracted. Target-group support for entry into the digital age should help to overcome inhibitions.

fit4internet - planned offers for digital "general education"

  • fit4internet for children/teenagers: Media literacy and critical use
  • fit4internet employed: Acquire basic digital skills - with emphasis on occupational application
  • fit4internet for older citizens, (career-break) returnees: Digitalisation entry-level basic training

Digital Competence Framework for Austria - DigComp 2.2 AT

is a meaningful advancement of the necessary link between vocational education, training in information technology and media competence transfer, for example through the aspects of shaping digital identity or the required development of programming and modelling skills. In this context, digital basic education for all citizens combines general and vocational education. This corresponds to the dynamics of digitalisation in business and society, since general education is the best answer to current upbringing for the future life in a dynamic society. The establishment of the Digital Competence Framework for Austria - DigComp 2.2 AT in the context of digital literacy is a complex project involving schools, open youth work and adult education.

Additional Information

Contact

Digitalisation and e-Government: digitalisierung@bmdw.gv.at