3 June marks the go live of Digital SkillUp – an EU-funded learning tool designed to empower all European citizens and SMEs with knowledge on emerging technologies. Thanks to its custom online courses and a catalogue of additional top-quality training opportunities, Digital SkillUp makes learning about technology easy, accessible, and engaging.

To help bridge the digital skills gap in Europe, the European Commission has created the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform, the new home of high-quality information, initiatives and resources on digital skills from across Europe.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Assess@Learning policy experimentation plays its full role as it has the potential to help policy makers and schools to turn the challenges posed by the pandemic into an opportunity to transform education.

Through a selection of timeless European films, immerse yourself and your students in film education. Breathe life into your history, French, or geography lessons by compiling them with our selection of films and documentaries from the European film heritage.

Online learning – particularly when offered at scale in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – offers the potential to address the constant, global need for more teacher training. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why teachers may be hesitant to study in a fully online programme.

Covid-19 put digital infrastructures at schools and homes to the test. Policy makers discussed first lessons learned from the crisis during an online webinar, with a focus on Belgium, Finland and Estonia. As in many other areas, the outbreak of Covid-19 only amplified issues related to digital infrastructure that already existed prior to the crisis.

A new online, European platform for school education is in the making. The platform brings together everyone interested in education in Europe; from teachers and parents, to policy makers and researchers.

Digital technologies provide us with a world of possibilities at our fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. In 2021, this statement rings truer than ever: in the past year, we have collectively taken a digital leap, and digital means of communication have proven nothing short of vital for our societies to keep functioning in the face of a global health crisis.

We are glad to join the #LearningPlanet Festival that will offer more than 80 online sessions and gather hundreds of inspiring speakers and organisations from across the globe to celebrate learning. Register today!

"We saw a spectacular growth of teachers' ICT skills. What normally can be achieved in 5 to 6 years, we have reached in the Netherlands in about 7 months", Eric Welp, Kennisnet.

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