Vulnerability to exclusion in digital education can be associated with learning-related phenomena that are strongly linked to (societal) system mechanisms.

Within education, both policy and practice must address the following central aspects for learners:

  • Raising awareness of learners’ vulnerability to digital exclusion by the education system: in digital contexts in general, and specifically which individual and environmental conditions (e.g. digital competences, social inequalities) influence learners’ degree of inclusion in education and their access to digital education.
  • Addressing individual learners’ access to and opportunities to socially participate in digital education, and ensuring they contribute to developing digital solutions for their own learning. The ‘hidden’ expertise of learners, families and peers in supporting their own learning should be harnessed to develop and test new technologies.

More information on Inclusive Digital Education is available in the Inclusive Digital Education report and the associated Policy Brief.

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