The World Economic Forum (WEF) has set out what it considers are the key elements for Digital Intelligence in 2016 and encourages education systems to embrace them if we are to have a global workforce for the future and our children effective digital citizens. The report highlights that our children view technology differently, they expect to be connected and they turn to mobile and tablet devices for entertainment. Whilst many adults haven’t embraced such technologies and struggle to adapt, my two year old learnt the phrase “Daddy where’s your ipad?” very early on and is very adept at finding Peppa Pig for his Entertainment.
The WEF model has 8 key themes which as educators we’ll already be familiar with through Internet Acceptable Use policies etc. The two I’m most interested in in this blog are: