Education: Digital technology’s role in enabling skills development for a connected world
The first consultation of four in the Corsham Institute 2017 Thought Leadership Programme in partnership with Rand Europe.
Digital technology is disrupting traditional models of education and skills attainment and is increasingly being used to deliver education, knowledge and skills in new and innovative ways. Coupled with future changes to the mode and pattern of work (as identified in our 2016 Thought Leadership programme), and the economic shock posed by the current political climate, there is a need to consider how digital technology can best support individuals to develop the skills needed to attain maximum benefit for both work and social uses.This can also help to create societal norms when using digital technology and ensure appropriate behaviour online.
The overarching aim was to generate breakthrough thinking by using a mixture of robust debate, careful listening and a willingness to consider different perspectives.
The Consultation aimed to explore the following key questions and areas:
- How can digital delivery channels help ensure equality of access and inclusivity to skills and education?
- Can we define a new, more sustainable, model for delivery of education and skills in a more connected world?
- In an increasingly digital world, how can an ageing population acquire the digital skills necessary to transact in a more connected society?
- How do we build capacity within the education system to maximise the impact of digital technology?
- Who should be involved in the design and delivery of digital skills and education?
- What should be the role of digital technology in terms of supporting a new skills agenda for economic growth in the current climate?