Digital Skills


Introduction to Digital Skills

The impact of digital technologies on every individual in almost every context (work, learning, private, …) leads to new required skills for coping with these developments.
In this course we introduce the concept of digital skills, which comprises aspects such as information, social media, and creative skills in an increasingly digitized world.
We aim at making students familiar with the topic of digital skills, including the important pillars relevance, assessment, and improvement options.

Main topics:

  • Introduction: requirements of the digital age
  • Digital skills, digital competences


Key question:

  • What are digital skills and what is the difference to related constructs (like digital competences)?
  • How to measure digital skills?
  • What is my own digital skills level and how can I improve it?


Learning outcomes / competences:

  • Participants understand the importance of digital skills in today’s world
  • Participants learn how digital skills can be measured (including challenges and limitations related to different measurement approaches)
  • Participants reflect their own set of digital skills
  • Based on previous point, participants develop strategies to improve their digital skills

Course start time:

  • 2018-03-05

Course duration:

  • 10 weeks


  • 3 ECTS

Course language:

  • English

Course level:

  • Beginner


  • None

Target group:

  • Bachelor and Master students

Recognition of competences:

  • Digital badge, digital certificate recognized in Course creator organization

Matthias Murawski

Research Assistant and Doctoral Student in the Department of Business Information Systems at the ESCP Europe Business School Berlin

Prof. Dr. Markus Bick

Professorship for Business Information Management at the ESCP Europe Campus Berlin

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