General Digital Competence Enabling Digital Competence Care Specific Digital Competence
Independant living and Social Participation Personal Development and Social Integration Care Coordination
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Competence domain C Care-specific digital competence
Competence area 10 Personal development and social integration of carers
Competence title 10.1 Learning through ICTs
Competence description   Improving own professional competences in care work by engaging in various kinds of e-learning activities; keeping up with developments in digital technology in general as well as its implementation in care sector; self-assessing learning results via evaluation exercises and by using competence frameworks; mediating digital learning opportunities to care recipients.
Application level User Guide/mentor
  He/She is able to:
Knowledge examples

- understand that learning can take place through digital means and resources
- have overview of various types of virtual learning environment, modules, opensource
learning resources and pathways, e-learning communities and forums
- give examples of sources of information on digital technology in care work

- give examples of special learning needs of care recipients
- distinguish areas of e-learning relevant for care recipients in general and for individual care recipients in particular
Skills examples - plan own e-learning according to identified needs and areas of interest (e.g. by
consulting digital competence frameworks)
- take e-learning courses, modules and classes systematically
- join and participate actively in e-learning communities and forums
- access open source learning resources and pathways
- assess own learning results through evaluation exercises and self-assessment
- plan care recipients’ e-learning according to identified needs and areas of interest (e.g. by consulting digital competence frameworks)
- mediate relevant e-learning courses, communities and resources to care recipients
- assist care recipients in self-assessment exercises
- use e-learning resources as support to face-to-face training sessions with care recipients
Attitudes examples

- approach e-learning as both personal interest and a means to social and professional mobility

- support care recipients’ active ageing and independence through learning new information and skills