The European Commission is promoting various initiatives aimed at increasing training of digital skills, modernizing education across Europe, harnessing digital technologies for learning and for the recognition and validation of skills, and anticipating and analyzing skills needs. Despite several European initiatives promoting digital skills, the current level of digital competences among Europeans is rather low.
In 2019 we launched our original Digital Competence Assessment survey for language teachers, administration staff, policymakers, and other stakeholders. The results of this Survey are now published in the report Digital Competences in Language Education: Teachers’ Perspectives, Employers’ Expectations, and Policy Reflections.
We are launching the Survey for the second time in an almost unamended form in order to analyze how the situation has changed due to the pandemic challenges.
We will use the results to produce guidelines and tools to help teachers efficiently use available technologies in their blended and online language teaching.