Strategies to Promote the Development of E-Competences in the Next Generation of Professionals: European and International Trends

SKOPE Issues Paper Series

57 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2011

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Cristobal Cobo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: November 1, 2009

Abstract

This study analyses the effectiveness of policies, strategies and programmes that promote the acquisition of e-literacies, focusing in particular on the younger generation who will be joining the labour force in the next five to ten years. Based on the benchmarking of different studies about the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on students’ learning, this work proposes a re- definition of the term "e-competencies". Moreover, a set of best practices for the development of the future e-competent labour force are identified. Although the scope for this paper is primarily the countries of the European Union, worldwide studies are also considered.

Keywords: e-competencies, learning, technology, information literacy, 21st Century skills, media, literacy, ICT, e-learning, research, e-skills, UK, government, innovation, tools, competency, media-literacy, Europe, Jobs, Europass, EU, universities, employability and standards

JEL Classification: D83, J31, O31, O32, O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Cobo, Cristobal, Strategies to Promote the Development of E-Competences in the Next Generation of Professionals: European and International Trends (November 1, 2009). SKOPE Issues Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1904871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1904871

Cristobal Cobo (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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