Updating of digital skills

Definition

Share of the population who have a favourable perception of their personal opportunities to learn about new ICT applications and uses through:

  • formalised educational institution (school, college, university, etc.)
  • training courses and adult education centres, on own initiative
  • training courses and adult education centres, on demand of employer
  • through self-study using books, Internet, CD-Roms, mobile services, etc.
  • through learning by doing
  • informal assistance from colleagues, relatives in friends and some other ways

Unit of observation

Total adult population.

Reporting unit

Total adult population.

Operationalisation

Survey question: “How would you rate the opportunities you have, personally, to learn about new ICT applications and uses through:

  • formalised educational institution (school, college, university, etc.),
  • training courses and adult education centres, on own initiative,
  • training courses and adult education centres, on demand of employer,
  • through self-study using books, Internet, CD-Roms, mobile services, etc.,
  • through learning by doing,
  • informal assistance from colleagues, relatives in friends and some other ways

(5-point scale, “very good” to “very poor”.

Complementary indicators

n.a.

Relation to existing indicators

While the items are derived from the Eurostat model questionnaire, the indicator itself has notbeen collected yet, as the focus until now has been placed on the place where skills have been obtained in the past.

Methodological issues concerning application of the indicator

For the working population, this indicator should be broken down by sector of employment to produce a synthesized indicator on the situation of public sector employees only.

Links

n.a.