DiSCVET project partners will aim to move forward from the theoretical knowledge to the practical implementation of the VET teachers/trainers’ acquired digital sovereignty and digital security competences, allowing them to reach an even higher digital security readiness level.
This will be achieved through the development of a set of interactive simulation exercises. Using simulations to deliver work-based training is one of the most effective training methods available today. Individuals who have a hands-on knowledge and use of equipment and tools have more confidence and mastery of needed skills and fewer errors as well. Simulation training provides a virtual environment in which new apps, methods, or tools are introduced in a space that mimics real-life use. Specifically, the DiSCVET interactive simulation exercises shall produce significant benefits for the project’s target groups:
– VET teachers/trainers will acquire real-life experiences on how to deal with potential cyber-attacks and digital security breaches within digital education environments;
– Knowledge retention: not only will VET teachers/trainers retain the theory and broader concepts behind the digital sovereignty and digital security aspects, they will also be able to apply those principles to practice, further enhancing knowledge retention;
– One key benefit of simulation training is that it can usually be measured. Tracking, analyzing, and reporting on training data helps to provide with more credibility and insights that can be used to modify future programs. Concept of the DiSCVET interactive digital sovereignty simulation exercises: VET teachers/trainers, based on the theoretical knowledge they acquired through IO2, will be required to react and response to various scenarios of cyber-attacks and digital security breaches within digital education environments. The simulation exercises will be designed in a way that immediate feedback will be available for VET teachers/trainers regarding their efficacy and use / exploitation of the acquired theoretical knowledge. The content will be available in English and in all partners’ languages.