The digital revolution is having a twofold impact on adult learning systems: it is changing the world of work and therefore the competences that present and future workers should develop, and it is redesigning the way learning takes place. The international community is recognising that the application of digital technology within adult learning has potential to increase the access, the quality and the relevance of learning experiences, provided that some conditions are in place. By analysing recent literature on digital inclusion and by scanning the potential impact of technological trends on vocational education, this paper confirms that digital technologies, together with their much-studied potential for innovation, can also introduce new exclusion dynamics and exacerbate the problems of marginalised groups, especially in the present situation of social distancing and online learning brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report, produced by the International Training Centre of the ILO, can be found at https://www.itcilo.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/Digital%20Inclusion%20publication_Final_0.pdf
Article by Eurocultura.
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