Online Consultation on Experts’ Views on Digital Competence

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    This report describes experts’ views on what it means to be digitally competent today. It presents the results of an investigation commissioned by the Joint Research Centres Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS). The objective of this investigation was to provide yet another perspective on what it means to be digitally competent today, in addition to reviews of literature and current frameworks for the development of digital competence, all of which constitute part of the wider IPTS Digital Competence Project (DIGCOMP). The research methodology involved an iterative Delphi survey in which experts first individually provided input to a mapping of digital competence and then validated / commented on the result. Although experts‘ views vary, the applied method enables to derive an aggregated view on digital competence. The report identifies twelve areas of digital competence, some of them relating to specific purposes (e.g. communication and collaboration), others to domains (e.g. privacy and security). The twelve areas are presented through a brief description and further illustrated by statements describing a rich pallet of knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to each area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyInstitute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Digital Competence
    • Online consultation
    • Delphi study
    • Group concept mapping
    • Hierarchical cluster analysis


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