The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition calls for pledges to address the surging need for digital skills and solutions in these exceptional times. Across Europe, teaching and learning has moved online. While teachers in some schools and regions may be familiar with different Digital Education platforms, they are suddenly in a position where they may have to lead in producing, sourcing and manipulating digital learning content while ensuring that learner progression continues and is fairly assessed.

The crisis generated by the spread of Covid-19 has arguably led to more technology-supported change in schools in a few weeks than in the past 20 years. Digital technologies are playing a key role in providing much-needed continuity and support for teachers, learners and families in ways that would have been unimaginable, if not impossible, only a few years ago.

With COVID-19 forcing schools across Europe to close, many teachers, students and families are discovering emergency remote teaching and learning for the first time. How are policy-makers supporting schools and what challenges are they facing?

In an attempt to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus disease, 87% of world's student population, over a billion and a half young people, are unable to attend class because of nationwide school and university closures in 165 countries.

Research indicates that digital formative assessment (DFA) has great potential to support more powerful student learning, because it can provide for more opportunities for self-directed learning, interaction with peers, and for students to engage with complex problems in authentic learning environments.

While the past few decades have seen an improvement in the treatment of females in classroom methods and curricular materials, young girls still refrain from taking up an education in STEM fields because of reasons like lack of inspiration and role models, which is having a great impact in the presence of women in digital world.

Did you know that more than 40% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are in danger?

Today, 11th February 2020, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) – the annual flagship campaign under the European Strategy for Better Internet for Children.

According to the European Commission, women represent only the 17% of ICT specialists and the 34% of STEM graduates. In the same way, UNESCO affirms that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women.

Call for teams of primary and secondary school to join STE(A)M IT project to help develop learning scenarios and an online training course on how to teach in an integrated (interdisciplinary) way.

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