While digitalization is making an ever-increasing impact on many aspects of our everyday lives, it still lies a long way off for many schools. It was precisely to change this that the DigitalPakt Schule school digitalization initiative was launched in Germany. The aim of this programme of subsidies is to construct a nationwide, contemporary digital education infrastructure. A total of 6.5 billion euros of funding is available up to 2025. However straightforward this may sound, in practice things are generally a bit more difficult. Even though many schools and boards of governors are highly motivated, take-up of the available funds has proved to be sluggish. Because it is not enough to simply to buy notebooks and hand them out to students and teachers. What is needed is a consistent, overarching concept. This represents a complex task which teachers are hardly able to assume in addition to their existing teaching duties. We are delighted to be able to help them get to grips with the following topics wherever they are located in Germany.
The additional bandwidth required by a digitalized school and the improvements that have to be made to the electric cabling should not be underestimated. Digital teaching and learning can only function smoothly if the IT infrastructure is suitable for the requirements.
Digital terminal devices
Digital devices such as laptops or tablets and the associated media technology and software are vital elements of temporary teaching methods. Digital learning and communications platforms should also not be forgotten.
Training and IT administration
If they are to make productive educational use of digital infrastructures in their teaching and communicate digital skills, then teachers need to be suitably qualified. IT administration also plays an important role.