A New Approach to Digital Competence Building for University Educators in Europe

Fabio Nascimbeni
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), Spain

Daniel Villar-Onrubia
Coventry University, United Kingdom

Katherine Wimpenny
Coventry University, United Kingdom

Daniel Burgos
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), Spain


Since the mid 1990’s, the exponentially growing adoption of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) in everyday life has resulted in new social dynamics and reconfigured opportunities for access to expertise and knowledge transfer. This has important implications for teaching and learning processes, for example through participatory cultures and open educational practices. The potential benefits of this include opportunities for informal and peer-to-peer learning, a new attitude toward intellectual property, diversification of cultural expression, a better dialogue around skills valued in the workplace, and a more proactive conception of citizenship.

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