The term “digital education” has several meanings.
In a comprehensive understanding, “digital education” refers to the formation of a person in the sense of a comprehensive and holistic spiritual, physical, social and cultural development into a reflected personality who is aware of all facets of his or her being as a human being in a digital world and is able to draw conclusions for the shaping of his or her life in the digital age based on this.
In many cases, there is a much narrower understanding of the term “digital education” in current usage. The term “digital education” is used in a material sense to describe all the knowledge, skills and competences relating to digital information and communication technologies and the implications of their proliferation. The term “digital education” in this concept refers both to the process of competence transfer and to the state achieved as a result.
The term “digital education” is also used in an instrumental sense. The term “digital education” in the instrumental sense refers to a process of education that is supported, made possible or shaped by the use of digital information and communication technologies.