Free & easy to use

35+ languages 

770,000 + users

SELFIE – Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies – was launched in October 2018 as part of the Digital Education Action Plan. It exists in over 35 languages and has been used by around 770,000 users, i.e. teachers, school leaders and learners in over 7000 schools in 56 countries. The SELFIE tool can support schools to use digital technologies for teaching and learning effectively.

In early 2020, a feasibility study on adapting the SELFIE tool for work-based learning systems in VET concluded there is a need for a SELFIE for WBL to bring VET institutions and companies closer together, to jointly discuss how to best embed digital technology in the education and training provided. This is why SELFIE for WBL not only gathers the three perspectives of school leaders, VET teachers and learners, but also adds as a fourth perspective the view of in-company trainers.

About project

Most educational institutions have problems addressing digital transformation on operational level although many supporting tools, literature and good practices have been developed. VET schools with all their sector-specific challenges and rapid developments are put into an even more challenging situation as they have to apply digitalisation to these professional digital developments. SELFIE is a free tool, designed to help schools embed digital technologies into teaching, learning and assessment and therefore identify the digital readiness of schools. Nevertheless, it does not cover sector-specific issues and apprenticeship which are one of the vital parts of VET schools.

Project Outputs

By identifying digitalisation gaps among different target groups (leadership/management, teachers and learners), the consortium will prepare, pilot and implement Continuing Professional Development (CPD) solutions. All the CPD solutions will be available in six languages.

In order to support the VET schools willing to experiment SELFIE WBL, the consortium will develop a Toolkit that will include a Preparation guide, a Follow-up guide, some Guidelines on how to translate the report results into an institutional DAP, a Collection of good practices, and some Progress Reports from the consortium. The whole toolkit will be available in six languages.