Digital Transformation and E-Learning in Initial and Continuing VET of German Companies

ID: 53712 Type: Brief Paper
  1. David Benjamin Meinhard and Regina Flake, German Economic Institute, Germany

Tuesday, October 16 2:05-2:25 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 7 View on map

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Abstract: As a broad socio-economic and technical phenomenon, digitalization has its impact in many fields. This covers the terrain of initial and continuing vocational education and training (iVET / cVET) including the use of E-Learning and digital learning media in companies. To analyze how the digitalization has influenced the training activities of German companies and to identify current developments, the German Economic Institute (IW; Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft) has initiated two representative company surveys in 2017. One of the surveys focused on iVET and, amongst others, the question how German companies adapt their VET activities to future skill sets. Furthermore, the survey shows which needs for structural change German companies see for the German dual VET system. The second survey focused the companies’ activities in cVET regarding the ongoing process of digital transformation. In this context changes in training contents as well as training methods are analyzed.

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