In the digital era, education does not become automatically a ticket to employment.

- What set of skills and knowledge will be most useful in the digital area?

- What do you propose to boost lifelong learning on-line or in schools and universities?

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One of the biggest advantages of technology in the digital era is the fact that it allows us to delegate to computers boring and labour intensive tasks like memorizing facts and small details, doing long and complex calculations in less time and so on. This means that, with technology helping us, we can focus our attention on other aspects of the same problems we're trying to solve. But this great help comes with risks too, and our educational systems are not preparing us against them. First of all, on the internet we can easily feel overwhelmed by the massive amount of information we can access in the matter of seconds. Schools, instead of teaching us only mere facts that we can easily find with a quick search online, should give us a general picture of the different subjects and teach us how to orient ourselves in this vast sea of information to let students choose themselves their own path. Second, not everything we can find online is worth our attention or even true at all (just think of fake news), so schools should also teach us how to distinguish between true and false information online and how to defend ourselves by threats and scams. Third, coding must be taught to everyone right from very young age. I can't code, but I clearly understand how important this skill is going to become in the future. Education is meant to empower people and give them all the tools they need to live and give an active contribution in society, so it should evolve as society does, in order to be always ready to give students all the skills they need to fully express themselves.
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Small thing: Digital university. Some form of platform, where you can learn on any subject, with videos, reading, exercises (with AI cheking answear). Basicly free knowledge for anyone who want to expand own knowledge. Even ambitious high school students could use that.

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In this digital era, Millennials (my generation) and Baby boomers have to deepen and improve their knowledge and confidence with technology. Universities and schools can play a crucial role in digital literacy. In my opinion, we have already several useful tools and online resources or platform that enrich our background. I recently created a chatbot for the financial literacy, the first example in Italy. My credo is simple: artificial intelligence (AI) and men can walk hand-in-hand in order to boost our financial education and our training towards future. A chatbot is a simple tool with whic we can interact on everyday Instant messaging apps (e.g. Facebook messenger or Whatsapp). We can ask "him/her" questions about finance, markets, banks, accounting. Also universities and banks are experimenting this kind of tool and future will see - according to many studies and report - a boom of chatbots in EdTech too.
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Medical science. Computive technology (AI related). Mostly hard science (engineering, chemistry, agriculture). More teenagers should be exposed to ethic or social knowledge or knowledge theory (to spot the fake news). Social and Culture is also needed, just in smaller numbers. We just need to be clear that there will be mostly demand for hard subjects, and social only some (with all due respect to culture). But we need citizens and coworkers, not drones (drones we could manufacture). Even engineer need to cooperate or know what are this human rights thing. The online learning has greates potencial to grow. You can take best scientis lecture and show it to infinite number of students, wow. There is potencial in freeing the knowledge (Free the Books) and generally remove tax from information sharing. The faster we can exchange information the smarter we can get. There is potencial in "discussion clubs" or project sharing. Learning alone could be sad. People need time and access to lifetime learning. Some subjects require VR support to learn (like simulation where we can operate the human or experiment in virtual world with toxic explosives). Real World contact sometimes is hard to mimic. Pre abitur schools are more about social skill learning. Europe should try to create goldren guidence for education system, using Finish lessons. We should think more about reeducate adults. Retrain. Especially when it comes to heavy machines operation. Accept that adult need 1year to retrain and it is valuable for society. There is always something to do, Countries are just not good on spending money on right things, and are prone capital accumulation on dead accounts.

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