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:

  • 2018-04-17

Course duration:

  • 3 weeks


  • 25 academic hours (1 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

After his studies of Economics at University of Kiel (2003-2008), worked for more than four years in industry (banking and start-up). He returned to academia in 2012 and received an MBA&E degree in 2014, before he started at ESCP Europe.

His research interests are related to digital competences, digital strategy, and innovative learning formats. Matthias Murawski regularly contributes to high-quality academic journals and conferences in these fields.

Claas Wenzlik

Claas Wenzlik

Regular project manager at ESCP Europe and an affiliate lecturer in the Master and Bachelor programmes at the Berlin campus

He also lectures at other business schools, and manages the Knowledge Management course of the Master (M.Sc.) in Virtual Education in Business Information Systems (VAWi) at Bamberg University and Duisburg-Essen University. His lectures and research activities are related to digitization, managing complexity, knowledge management, and technology enhanced learning. Currently, he leads a research project with students about digitization and cultural change. Furthermore, he works as a management consultant in the field of strategy development, change management, and organizational learning for more than 15 years. He designed and implemented several learning programmes for major companies from diverse industries. Recently, he was involved as project manager in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on digital transformation for a globally leading telecommunications company with 100 participating teams worldwide. Claas Wenzlik earned a Master in Organizational Psychology from the University of Hagen and a Diploma in business information systems from the University of Essen.

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