Digital Age

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The digital age began at the time that digital technologies were introduced into society. The defining feature of a digital age is how people organize their lives, communicate, learn, and social functions to some extent through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), analytical programs, the Internet, social media, and digital devices. The digital age is changing our lives dramatically. New technologies transform the way people interact with each other and the way reality is presented and perceived. The digital age provides extraordinary opportunities for people who have the right expertise, skills, and mindsets because they will transform their organizations and disrupt industries using new business models enabled by a wave of digital technologies. These human and technology skills are essential to staying employable for life.  The role of new technologies is not limited to the social and economic sector, but in all fields of life. Even in education sectors, teachers exist within this context where digital technologies are being introduced, integrated, and infused into schools. As such, teaching methods within the digital age are changing, the curriculum is evolving, learning of new technologies becomes the need of time. The world of education must ensure that students receive a core education in digital technologies, programming, designing information systems and big data, etc. Great minds understand that education and learning are essential if you wanted to be successful in the future. In the words of Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner, “Get learning, or stay analog.” That’s not a threat; it’s a call to action meant to empower people. All transformations need to inspire people and promote a new way of working. Success in digital transformation comes down to people having the right capabilities and a lifelong-learner mindset. We believe digitalization is a social process as inevitable as civilization as Freud said, and the question of how to live with it is more interesting than that of how to live without it. We must pay attention to its discontents, but must be ready for a useful intellectual strategy to this end. For us, education is a key process to deal with the problems and even the risks associated with digitalization and to bring about a radical change in its ideological connotation.

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