Digital Competency Framework
The Digital Competency Framework is a structural measure of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education that takes into account every level of Québec’s education system.
The aim of this framework is to foster the development of digital competency throughout the educational community so that Quebecers may be autonomous and exercise critical judgment in their use of digital technologies. Digital competency is essential in today’s world, in which technological innovations are transforming the labour market and the skills employers are looking for. It is therefore vital that teaching practices and programs be adapted and include digital competency in order to prepare future workers for the challenges of tomorrow.
The stakeholders involved in the development process
The Ministère mandated the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire sur les impacts pédagogiques des technologies de l’information et de la communication (GRIIPTIC) to carry out the research. GRIIPTIC analyzed more than 70 frameworks from some 17 countries, which made it possible to formulate recommendations specifically for Québec.
In the spring of 2018, further consultation was carried out with education and higher education stakeholders: teachers, education consultants (particularly those belonging to the Réseau pour le développement des compétences par l’intégration des technologies [RÉCIT], the Network of ICT Respondents [ITREP Network] or the university community) and librarians at every level of education.
To facilitate the implementation of the framework, a detailed matrix indicating the levels achieved is currently being developed. It will be available in 2019.