Share Paper: Exploring cross-cultural digital competencies: Building the Global Educational Learning Observatory, GELO

  1. Roland van Oostveen, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  2. Maurice DiGiuseppe, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  3. Wendy Barber, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  4. Todd Blayone, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  5. Elizabeth Childs, Royal Roads University, Canada
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:05 AM Noord

Abstract: This paper presents the Global Education Learning Observatory, GELO, offered as an international platform which can be used to (i) measure digital competencies for individuals or groups in formal educational institutions and informal settings; (ii) provide access to tools that measure digital competencies and readiness for online learning, for individuals and groups in underserved and underrepresented populations, including Indigenous communities; and (iii) use digital technology tools as a means of transforming societal understandings of education. Building on existing agreements between the Educational Informatics Laboratory (EILab) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and other institutions, especially those with ...