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  • Ministry of Digital Transformation launches a national test for digital competence
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 02 November 2020 14:24

    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine launches a national test for the digital literacy of citizens on the online platform Diia.

    The tasks of the test are systematized according to the areas of knowledge of the European framework of digital competencies for citizens DigComp 2.1., adapted by Ukrainian experts.

    Testing involves checking basic knowledge and skills in digital literacy in 6 areas:

    • Basics of computer literacy.
    • Information and media literacy. Ability to work with data.
    • Creating digital content.
    • Communication and interaction in the digital society.
    • Secure digital environment.
    • Solving technical problems. Lifelong learning in the digital society.

    Each of these areas of knowledge covers 5 competencies. The test offers participants to answer 90 questions.

    The approximate duration of the test is 30-40 minutes.

    Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan stressed that the purpose of the national test for digital literacy is to verify the readiness of Ukrainian citizens to live and work in "A State in a Smartphone" environment.

    "Last year, we conducted the first sociological survey of citizens' digital skills in Ukraine. It turned out that 53% of Ukrainians have below-average digital skills. And this year, for the first time in Ukraine, there is an opportunity to test knowledge and skills in digital literacy in various areas of knowledge specified in the European framework of digital competences for citizens. This will allow real-time research on digital literacy across the country," said Valeria Ionan.

    The test will help identify the overall level of digital literacy, gaps in digital skills and will identify which competencies should be improved. You can improve the level of digital literacy in certain areas on the national online platform Diia.Digital Education, which contains free access to 36 educational series with experts and celebrities.

    Tetiana Nanaieva, Digital Skills Expert of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, East Europe Foundation, EU4Digital eSkills Expert Network Coordinator in Ukraine:

    "The uniqueness of the Digital Competence Program lies in a comprehensive, systematic approach to the various components of digital competence. The objectives of the test are not only to test basic knowledge, some skills and attitudes towards digital technologies but also to raise public awareness of how to avoid dangers in the digital space, not to be afraid to learn new technologies and applications that are rapidly emerging in our lives."

    After passing the test, everyone will receive an electronic certificate, which certifies the general level of digital literacy, the total number of points scored, as well as the number of points in each area of competence.

    The National Digital Literacy Test is implemented with support by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Diia.Digital Education platform was developed with the support of the Swiss-Ukrainian EGAP (E-Governance for Accountability and Participation) Program, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by the East Europe Foundation and the InnovaBridge Foundation.