Cibervoluntarios.org brings up to Minister Celaá the challenges and opportunities of digitalizing the education
Cibervoluntarios Foundation's president, Yolanda Rueda, has participated today in the virtual meeting organized by Nueva Economía Fórum, along the Spanish Professional Formation and Education Minister, Isabel Celaá. During the event, centered on the challenges posed by the digitalization of education in Spain, other issues have been addressed, such as the changes caused by the pandemic on Spain's education system, the importance of life long formation, moreover in digital competences, or the need to narrow the digital gap in Spain.
For Rueda, "beyond the access to infrastractures, the greatest challenge that Spain faces is to address the lack of digital competences, an indicator that puts us among the most notable digital gaps in Europe." To which, she added that "the change of paradigm in the education" caused by technology, makes "former educational models" to be "outdated". For all of this, Rueda pointed the necessity and importance of "preparing the student body in the competences and skills needed for the future."
In this sense, the president of Cibervoluntarios.org has asked Minister Celaá about the degree of ministry coordination in order to reduce the digital gap, to which the Minister answered stating that the Government's bid for digitalization is firm: "The pandemic has brought online education from one day to the next and it has come to stay and coexist alongside with in-person education, which is indispensable for the students' socialization". This is why, Celaá underlined, there is going to be "an increment on the amount of digital resources already arriving at the education centers."