Keynote Speakers

Łukasz Tomczyk
Associate Editor of Education and Information Technologies

Keynote Title: “Digital literacy: definitions,
research tools and measurement attempts”

Key words: digital competence, digital literacy, key skills, research
methodology, digitisation of schools, media pedagogy, media education_

Abstract: Digital competence is undoubtedly a crucial type of key competence. ICT
skills are evolving with the information society. Education has not been
untouched by technological determinism. Digital skills are most often
associated with the efficient use of IT equipment, software and
websites. However, this is a strong simplification. The presentation
will show different approaches related to the definition of digital
competences depending on the target group. Different ways of measurement
will also be presented. In the lecture, a strong emphasis will be put on
reflecting on the impact of new media on behaviour. The presentation
will also aim to highlight new critical dimensions of digital
competences, such as digital security.

BIO: Łukasz Tomczyk, PhDr (adult education) Charles University in Prague –
Czech Republic, PhD (media education, social pedagogy) Pedagogical
University of Cracow, computer science engineer. Author of 7 monographs
and 180 scientific articles, editor of 13 collective monographs.
Researcher in few international projects. Lecturer at several
universities (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia, Brasil, Republic of Dominica). His
research interest concern media education, information society and
lifelong learning. Reviewer textbooks in the Ministry of National
Education. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher
Education (young scientists). A member of the research network: EU KIDS
Online and COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Usage of
the Internet. Associate Editor in „Education and Information
Technologies” journal (Springer). He is currently (2021-2022)
conducting research at the Italian University of Macerata on the digital
competences of future pedagogical staff (funded by the Polish National
Agency for Academic Exchange). He is also the head of a research group
at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. (Contact:
lukasz.tomczyk@up.krakow.pl)