Digital Education Transformation
With the technology revolution, information resources today are remotely accessible for people from all over the world. However, the simple fact that information is openly available does not mean people have the necessary skills and tools to effectively utilize them. The digital divide creates inequality on multiple fronts and remains a challenge to educators and tech-enthusiasts in trying to reach people.
Learning initiatives must therefore take a broader perspective if they are to bring about sustainable and effective change. We want to look at education holistically. Learning does not only take place in formal schooling but also beyond institutionalized systems of knowledge and skills transfer, for example, in museums, hacker spaces and maker spaces, the workplace, innovation hubs, or simply on personal devices. From farmers learning modern agricultural techniques via app, to students remotely participating in MOOCs, we are optimistic that technology can contribute to a global education revolution.
To best support results-oriented global learning concepts, our work at the GLC is based on scientific evidence. We work closely with universities and research institutions dedicated to the study of effective learning outcomes of knowledge media. The recommendations of these experts inform and guide our work at the GLC so that together we channel the potential of digitization.