DigiGen’s Birgit Eickelmann in online dialogue on digital education with Angela Merkel

Screenshot of the online dialogue on digital learning with Angela Merkel and Prof. Dr. Birgit Eickelmann

The German chancellor Angela Merkel has made digital education and the question of how to ensure that all children and young people benefit from digitalisation a top priority. Together with the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, she therefore initiated the online dialogue “Kulturwandel Digitales Lernen” on digital learning with a number of school experts and scientists.

Among them was the head of the DigiGen project in Germany, Prof. Dr. Birgit Eickelmann from Paderborn University, who pointed to the success of other European countries and made it clear that schools need much more than just technology to prepare children and young people for their and our future.

Read more about the main discussion points on the website of the German federal government in English here or (re)watch the online dialogue in full, in German, here.

DigiGen’s research includes a focus on educational institutions. The project aims to identify why and how some children and young people in school benefit from ICT use while others seem to be impacted negatively. Learn more on this focus area here.