Digital Learning Innovation

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has meant a change in the educational paradigm. The need to innovate in the different educational systems in the face of the obligation to lock down the population has offered a unique opportunity to digitize the educational environment. This process of digital learning innovation has not only served to respond to the demands arising from the pandemic of distance learning in education but also helps to face, in the post-COVID-19 era, global challenges as important as sustainable development, telecommuting, institutional digitalization and Industry 4.0. Digitization implies a change in the methodological and technological approach, being the transcendental factor in influencing the transfer of knowledge. In the same way, educational digitalization brings new tools and opportunities for the management of educational institutions. New technologies, methodologies and competencies are necessary in the knowledge society, in an environment that is increasingly uncertain and where innovation has a greater economic and social impact. The key players in the educational environment must acquire digital competencies that enable them to develop in this environment, and other types of transversal competencies, connected to their affective domain, in order to carry out a healthy integration and adaptation to digital media. Digitalization offers new opportunities, and it is necessary to implement and innovate in order to increase the quality of education and academic performance at all stages of education. Therefore, this Special Issue is open to the submission of original articles, literature reviews, case reports or short communications addressing the digital learning innovation. We warmly invite researchers to submit their contributions to this Special Issue. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Learning Environments;
  • Institutional digitalization;
  • Digital Management of learning environments;
  • New digital technologies for learning;
  • Digital competence;
  • Educational digitalization and sustainable development;
  • Technologies Information and Communication (TIC) in education;
  • Digital knowledge transfer mechanics;
  • Continuous improvement and digitalization of education;
  • Educational innovation through digitalization;
  • Digital learning innovation;
  • New methodologies to digital learning;
  • Development of digital learning materials;
  • Quality of digital learning;
  • Opportunities of learning digitalization;
  • Social and economic impact of digital learning innovation;
  • Adaptation of the educational model towards digitalization;
  • Digitalized learning experiences;
  • New teaching methodologies in digital environments;
  • Future trends in digital learning innovation;
  • Digital classroom management;
  • Changes in professional performance caused by digital learning innovation.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Pablo Fernández-Arias
Dr. Diego Vergara
Dr. Álvaro Antón-Sancho
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • digitalization
  • training
  • technologies
  • digital learning
  • innovation

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Assessment of Digital Teaching Competence in Non-University Education
by Soraya Andaluz-Delgado, Eva Ordoñez-Olmedo and Noelia Gutiérrez-Martín
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(12), 1237; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13121237 - 13 Dec 2023
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The enormous influence that Information and Communication Technologies have in society, as well as the pandemic caused by COVID-19, have caused teachers to need to adapt to new educational contexts in recent years, in addition to evidencing the enormous deficiencies in the use [...] Read more.
The enormous influence that Information and Communication Technologies have in society, as well as the pandemic caused by COVID-19, have caused teachers to need to adapt to new educational contexts in recent years, in addition to evidencing the enormous deficiencies in the use of technologies. The quarantine situation made it necessary to organize the educational system so that students could continue their training away from the classroom. This article aims to assess whether teachers’ perceptions about their level of digital competence have changed after quarantine in non-university education teachers in Spain. For this, a nonexperimental quantitative method was applied using descriptive statistical techniques. The sample is made up of 168 teachers, and for data collection, a questionnaire was used covering different areas established by the DigCompEdu framework. The results show that the perception teachers have about their digital competence is that it has improved due to free training, which implies the necessary training of teachers in new technologies. These data encourage the design of a training plan from universities to comply with the resolution of 4 May 2022, of the General Directorate for Territorial Evaluation and Cooperation on updating the reference framework of digital teaching competence. Full article
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Digital Teaching Competence among Teachers of Different Educational Stages in Spain
by Miguel Ángel García-Delgado, Sonia Rodríguez-Cano, Vanesa Delgado-Benito and Cristina Di Giusto-Valle
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(6), 581; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13060581 - 07 Jun 2023
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The new educational reality requires teachers to have skills and competencies to improve the teaching-learning process and, therefore, the quality of teaching, integrating new technologies. To assess the competence level of teachers, a descriptive study was designed, in which 150 teachers from different [...] Read more.
The new educational reality requires teachers to have skills and competencies to improve the teaching-learning process and, therefore, the quality of teaching, integrating new technologies. To assess the competence level of teachers, a descriptive study was designed, in which 150 teachers from different stages in Spain took part and were administered the DigCompEdu Check-in questionnaire. Non-probabilistic (purposive) sampling was used. The results show an intermediate level of competence among teachers at all the educational stages surveyed. However, this level varies according to the stage at which they work, with secondary education, vocational training, GCE and university teachers standing out the most in the fields of competence analysed using the questionnaire. Different proposals for improvement are proposed too, as well as the existing coincidences with previous studies; furthermore, the need for training from the beginning of teacher preparation is highlighted, as well as the need for continuous training for active teachers to optimise the potential offered by the new technologies, also is very important that taking on challenges such as the correct communication trough technologies, the use and creation of digital content or the protection and security of online data, among others. Full article
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