The future of university is digital . He is convinced the Minister of Education Maria Chiara Carrozza, speaking in Brussels that the Board of Education, Culture and Youth of the European Union spoke of “inevitable choice” urging governments to “stimulate services online that democratize teaching and develop the broadband digital platform. ”

The EU Council has been entirely devoted to the examination of the current scenario of higher education and universities in member countries. Scenarios in which dominate the globalization and increasing developments in technology, with the increasing use of free educational resources and MOOCs , university courses online free of charge and open to all. And, for once, not Italy has fallen behind, or rather was among the first to invest in this challenge through telematic universities and distance education courses (such as those pioneering UniNettuno).

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Among the effects of the advent of digital technology, there are a greater possibility of access to knowledge and as Coach said the minister, the intensification of competition among universities worldwide. One of the advantages of digitization of university education is, in fact, to be able to get out of its own territorial limits and the physical dimension, in order to attract students from all over the world to conquer with excellence and internationalization of the content. But, he said Carrozza, for the full development of the potential offered by digital technology there must be a commitment by governments to “ensure the quality of distance education and ensure equal opportunities for all. “Commitment that Italy has already taken undertaking a process of evaluation of the educational telematic universities.

The size of digital, he then stated the minister, should not be your only universities and research. We need more attention on the part of schools, regarding “the training of teachers, their selection and their updating,” which will have to go through an upcoming “adaptation to the digital book. “The priority? Keep it widens the digital divide, the gap between those who have access to and familiarity with information technology – and, increasingly, even education – and who is a stranger. Even so, he annotated Carrozza, in the future, the distinction between traditional education and online “will be worth less and less.”