|Author (Person)||Chircop, Denise, Claros, Eulalia|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)|
|Series Title||EPRS Briefings|
|Series Details||PE 640.141|
|Publication Date||October 2019|
|Content Type||Research Paper, Statistics|
What impact does the digital world have on adult learners? Do they need to develop specific skills? Is the internet the new space where adults learn or find learning opportunities?
This infographic looks at how adults in the EU currently use the internet, and their level of skills, to identify some of their learning needs. It then focuses on the characteristics of those who seek educational opportunities online to detect gaps in access to learning. Finally, it looks at how many actually use the internet for learning purposes and workplace ICT skills development training to pinpoint learning opportunities.
While policy-makers see the potential of the digital environment to broaden access to education, lack of skills and infrastructure may be barriers in their own right.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|