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eSkills Malta Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry for Education and Employment organised a half-day event on Digital education in schools on Friday 15th March at the MITA Data Centre, Santa Venera.
Everyone now accepts that people from all walks of life will increasingly need digital skills and knowledge. This is because digital technology will be used not only by children or employees at the workplace, but practically everybody, including women at home.
Digital technology will be used by people at every level of an organisation or society to increase their quality of life, by students to get better education and by teachers to transmit more effective lessons.
Individuals who are not digital savvy will suffer in one way or another; they may even become outdated and lose their job. To thrive in the workplace of the future, people will need to have the right digital education. Whether at school, at university or on the job, the digital transformation that is under way is making IT skills more important every day.
It is therefore crucial that students receive the right education. All governments and educational institutions around the world are transforming education and learning by way of content, the way it is delivered and the tools being used both by students and teachers.
In Malta, the Ministry of Education started this journey some time ago, but outside educational circles, and sometimes also within it, few people and organisations know what digital education is being given to students at primary and secondary level. Their educational path is a very important one as these formative years will transform students up to adult life.
List of presentations:
The Career Exposure Experience by Lorraine Grech Aquilina
ICT C3 by James Catania
Information Technology by Daniela Zerafa
STEM by Desiree Scicluna
Digital Literacy by Omar Seguna
Computing Opportunities Everywhere by Josmar Borg