Mapping digital competence

Deloitte Centre for the Edge are collaborating with Geelong Grammar School to host a national series of workshops on “Mapping digital competence” over late January and February, with workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, Western Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide, and Geelong. Feel free to contact us if you would like to take part.

In the national series of round tables we hosted a year or so ago we heard that while having some experience with coding is important – primarily to demystify it – what is more important is to help the next generation to be comfortable integrating digital tools into their work (using a very broad definition of work), something we termed ‘digital competence’.

Earlier this year we published an essay where we explored what digital competence might look like, and how it might be taught.

Now we want to continue to enrich our understanding of digital competence by exploring the following ideas:

  • What are the attributes of a digitally competent professional?
  • How might their digital competence change over their career?
  • What are the common attributes of digital competence in the workplace?
  • How might we teach these attributes?

The result of the series of workshops should be a mud map to digital competence in the future, which will inform our understanding of both work and education in the future.

The workshops are cross-sector and open to all.

If you’re interested in attending, or if you know someone who might be interested in attending, then contact me and we’ll see that an invitation comes your way.

Note that there’s only 24-32 places in each workshop and we want to ensure a diverse mix of people in each workshop, so we might not be able to fit everyone who’s interested, but we’ll do our best.


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