60% - 9. Dec 2020 - digital-competence.eu
The Digital Competence Wheel is a polar diagram that visually illustrates the strength of 16 different digital competences.
Each column represents a competence with a possible score between 0 and 100%. The higher the score, the stronger the competence. The center of the wheel shows the score of your total digital competence.
The purpose of the Digital Competence Wheel is to support the development of digital competences. The Digital Competence Wheel also helps by creating a structure and an overview of what digital competences exist and which ones need to be improved.
TIP: Click/Tap the chart for more details about the competence
The following three digital competences are considered especially important for you to work with if you want to improve your digital skills. Remember that all digital competences are not necessarily equally important in your profession. Therefore, the best choice is a relevant and current digital competence where there is room for improvement.
Click on one of the diagrams for more details on the competence
Examples of exercises on the recommended competences
Ability and desire to seek out and benefit from self-service solutions online
I can to be proactive on all self-service solutions, so I will get a self-critical look at our own self-service solutions.
I can make a list of possible and relevant self-service solutions that I can personally benefit from using. For example, switching doctors, travelcards, insurance claims, etc.
I can test a new self-service solution where I can benefit by saving time. For example, booking a doctor's appointment.
I will try to arm myself with greater patience the next time I have to use a self-service solution.
The next time I encounter a problem with self-service, I will try to figure out the problem before I call. For example, by trying another browser.
I can update my browser and operating system so it is compatible and secure.
Ability to identify and protect sensitive data and understand related risks
I can create a personal set of rules for creating new passwords that are safe but at the same time easy for me to remember.
I can always check that the line is encrypted before I submit sensitive information. For example, check that the address is https (not http).
I can learn how to add password protection to sensitive documents when I email them to others.
I can familiarise myself with the data supervision requirements for digital storage with regards to the personal information that I store.
I can, as a private individual, back up relevant data and store it in a safe place.
Ability to process, understand and critically evaluate digital information when sent and received
I can examine a product that we consider buying by looking at the product information from the supplier, reading expert reviews, and reviews from ordinary consumers. I will then form an overall impression.
I can find credible sources on a relevant topic and follow these. For example, on Twitter, LinkedIn, or RSS feed from relevant media.
I can practice intuitively uncovering who wrote the source, when it was written, where it was produced, and why it was made. Then I can quickly assess the value of the material.
I can consider that my communication might be met with the same critical mindset that I use when reading. Attach for example sender, date, author, and geographical location.
I can investigate who is the owner of a domain name and thus is the real sender of the information. For example, by looking up the domain on WHOIS.
The diagram below reflects your digital skills in relation to the normality. The normal range shows how respondents “usually” score.
Keep an eye on whether some competences stand out significantly. If a competence scores higher than the normality, then this competence is extraordinarily good, while a competence that is below the normality is relatively weak.
A score of 0% means that the competence is equal to the normality, while a positive score means that the competence is higher then the normality.
The interesting thing about benchmarking is therefore no longer the score of competence, but how the competence scores relative to others.
A total score of 60% puts you in the category level 3 (intermediate).
Users on level 3 (intermediate) are able to perform routine and other well-defined tasks. They can also solve straightforward problems on their own.
Level 8 (highly specialised)
Level 7 (highly specialised)
Level 6 (advanced)
Level 5 (advanced)
Level 4 (intermediate)
Level 3 (intermediate)
Level 2 (foundation)
Level 1 (foundation)