Digital technology enriches education and offers new learning opportunities. The internet can open the learning experience to an unprecedented wealth of information, and provides a wide range of resources and tools applicable to any domain of knowledge and educational sector. The abundance of information allows all users to interact with learning content on their own or in formal and non-formal educational settings.
Digital technology allows citizens to be not just passive consumers, but also creators of value, for instance when creating and sharing digital outputs such as texts, visuals, videos, audio recordings and music, or apps and software. Digital technology facilitates problem-based and interactive learning, and enables a personalisation of the learning experience. Learning, even at the highest levels of specialisation, is becoming increasingly accessible because of the affordances of technology. For instance, this happens with access to education 2 offered through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), thus expanding the pool of students and opening opportunities for a diversified cohort of learners.