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Competency Profile of the Digital and Online Teacher in Future Education

  • Mohamed Ally Visiting Scholar, Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Education, Beijing Normal UniversityandProfessor, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
Keywords: 21st century education, digital teacher, online teacher, teacher competencies, fourth industrial revolution, future education, online learning

Abstract

As education progresses in the digital era and in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, learning will be adaptive and individualized to meet the needs of individual learners. This is possible because of emerging technology, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. This study is making significant contribution to future education by identifying forces that are shaping education and developing a competency profile for the digital teacher of the future. The research conducted focus groups and interviews with education experts from six countries to identify the forces shaping education in the future and the competencies required by the digital teacher to function effectively. The Competency Profile for the Digital Teacher (CPDT) can be used to train and orient the digital teacher of the future.

 

Author Biography

Mohamed Ally, Visiting Scholar, Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Education, Beijing Normal UniversityandProfessor, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

Visiting Scholar, Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Education, Beijing Normal University

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Professor, Athabasca University, Canada

Published
2019-04-30
How to Cite
Ally, M. (2019). Competency Profile of the Digital and Online Teacher in Future Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v20i2.4206
Section
Notes from the Field