Digital Skills: The Why, The What and The How


Digital skills are essential to develop an informed citizenry and a workforce that can use, develop and create digital technologies. The course uses materials developed under the Digital Skills Country Action Plan initiative launched by the World Bank for Africa. A holistic approach is required covering (i) policies, digital skills frameworks, and digital skills assessments, (ii) digital skills programs for students, ranging from intermediate level to advanced and specialized levels, (iii) enhancing use of technology in teaching and learning, (iv) strengthening national networks and improving campus network infrastructure to ensure affordable highspeed broadband connectivity, and (v) capacity building of Ministries of Education and regulatory authorities for digital transformation. While the focus is on developing digital skills proficiency at the intermediate and advanced levels for students in higher education and TVET, its approach can also be adapted to school education.

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About Open Learning Campus

All registered users of OLC can experience its impact of new features. If you are already registered with OLC you can directly sign in to the new system. If you are a new user then do register to avail of the dynamic learning opportunities from WBG to deepen your knowledge and skills on a variety of development related topics. For example, you will have access to timely resources such as:

  1. Ted like video talks
  2. Podcasts
  3. Formal learnings (i.e., Self-paced courses/Facilitated Courses/MOOCs)
  4. Live events and Knowledge Exchanges
  5. Communities of Practice

You will have access to an extensive catalog of resources through which you can search and discover relevant learning materials.

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  6. Select up to five skills. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
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Course Details

  • Mode: Self-Paced